When I am researching one topic I often come across random historical tidbits that I think might be interesting to research one day. These tidbits sometimes end up as full-fledged stories and sometimes they just stay as random historical tidbits. I have collected quite a few, so I thought it might be fun to present them in the form of “treats” for a local history advent calendar. Think of them as holiday cocktail party fodder – 24 facts about Vancouver history that can be used as conversation starters at your next social event.
Day 23: Telephonic fashion fantasy: When BC Tel was king….
This is the penultimate post of the Local History Advent Calendar and if you are still following along, then thank you! Hopefully you will understand if I’m a bit lazy with this one, but it is a fun film clip! You will enjoy it if you are a fan of vintage TV ads, old fashioned technology, and advertising – and who isn’t?
Two BC Tel TV ads from the early 1960s promoting their fashion and beauty phones.
I wrote an ode to the rotary dial telephone 5 years ago you can find it here.