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Pepsi ad with James Dean, 1950

13th December 1950 –

‘This is the first tv appearance, and the first paid job, of a joung James Dean. Jimmy is the guy who puts the money into the piano/jukebox’

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2 Comments on Pepsi ad with James Dean, 1950

  1. Loquacity

    The “piano/jukebox” is actually a pianola. They work by blowing air through a series of tubes (one for each note). Paper is then run over the outlets with holes punched in to allow the air to flow through and the correct note to be played. The ones people had in their homes needed to be pedalled manually, but ones in public bars and other places were automatic, and coin-operated like this one.

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