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Taylor Wines - 1978 Holiday Race for Space (Restoration)

John D’Amico

Sound | 1978

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  •  Metal Man and Shorty dance sequence 
  •  Metal Man plays the violin 
  •  Party with Metal Man and Shorty 
  •  Taylor Wines commercial featuring Count Basie 
  •  Abilene-native Karen Christy, Playboy Playmate of the Month December 1971, shows off the Taylor Wines catalogue 
  •  Shorty gets the girl 
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This marketing film from Dallas Production Company, Bill Stokes Associates, highlights the impact of new ideas and new material for Taylor Wines as they compete in the 1978 “Holiday Race for Space,” a somewhat inexplicable marketing scheme that is described with the aid of “Metal Man” and “Shorty,” an obvious homage to Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2. Join the marketing team at Taylor Wines as they look at new packaging and displays, and Metal Man and Shorty dance to groovy 70s tunes and get love from the ladies! Also included are previews of the new Taylor Wine holiday commercials, one of which features jazz pianist Count Basie. Thanks to John D'Amico of http://johndamico.com/ for the restoration work on this film!
Formed in 1965, Bill Stokes Associates – later to be known as The Stokes Group - was a Dallas based production company that made industry and promotional films for a range of clients spanning from Mary Kay Cosmetics to the United States Navy. In 1966, Bill Stokes Associates, provided sound stage and production services for the film "Bonnie and Clyde." Bill Stokes has been honored by the Dallas Producers Association with a Film Pioneer Award.