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TV Ads – 1977 – US Army + Radio Shack Stores + Dr Pepper Soda + Mr Gatti Pizza Austin + Essex House

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces….as it is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States….and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution.  As the oldest and most senior branch of the U.S. military in order of precedence….the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army….which was formed (June 14, 1775) to fight the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)….which was before the United States of America was established as a country….then, after the Revolutionary War, the Congress of the Confederation created the United States Army on June 3, 1784 to replace the disbanded Continental Army….as the United States Army considers itself descended from the Continental Army….and dates its institutional inception from the origin of that armed force in 1775.

Tandy Corporation was an American family-owned leather goods company based in Fort Worth, Texas….which was founded in 1919 as a leather supply store….which acquired a number of craft retail companies…. including Radio Shack in 1963….then in 2000, the Tandy Corporation name was dropped and the entity became the Radio Shack Corporation.

Dr Pepper is a carbonated soft drink…..which was created in the 1880’s by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas….and was first served around 1885.  Dr Pepper was first nationally marketed in the United States in 1904….and is now also sold in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. 

Mr Gatti’s Pizza is a Southeastern United States pizza-buffet chain…..with its corporate offices being in Fort Worth, Texas…..and by the 1980’s took on a more modern look by adding a game room and a buffet bar into many of its restaurants.

Essex House opened in 1931 as a 44-story luxury hotel with 426 Art Deco–style rooms and 101 suites….and is located at 160 Central Park South in Manhattan….which is across the street from the southern border of Central Park….whereas the building also includes 147 condominium residences.  It is immediately recognizable by its original red neon rooftop sign.

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