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TV Ads – 1978 – Movie Promo For Damien Omen II + Ford Trucks + Southwest Airlines + Mr Gattis Pizza

Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American supernatural horror film directed by Don Taylor…..and  starring William Holden, Lee Grant and Jonathan Scott-Taylor….as the film was the 2nd installment in The Omen series….which was set seven years after the first film…..and was followed by a third installment,  Omen III: The Final Conflict in 1981.

In production since 1948….the Ford F-Series includes full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. The F-Series has been the best-selling pickup truck in the United States since 1977…..and the best-selling vehicle since 1986…..and it is also the best selling vehicle in Canada….whereas of the 2018 model year…..the F-Series generates $41 billion in annual revenue for Ford….which makes the brand more valuable than Coca-Cola and Nike.

Southwest Airlines Co. is a major American airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas….which is the world’s largest low-cost carrier…..as the airline was established on March 15, 1967 by Herb Kelleher as Air Southwest Co….and adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines Co. in 1971….when it began operating as an intrastate airline wholly within the state of Texas….while first flying between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The airline has more than 59,000 employees as of March 2019….and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.

Mr Gatti’s Pizza is a Southeastern United States pizza-buffet chain…..with the corporate offices being in Fort Worth, Texas…..when in 1964, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James R. Eure opened a pizza and hamburger restaurant in his hometown of Stephenville, Texas…..and when he and his wife moved to Austin, Texas….when in 1969 he opened a pizza restaurant under the name, “The Pizza Place.”  In order to identify themselves from the rest of the pizza places, Eure named the place after his wife’s maiden name which was Gatti and The Pizza Place was renamed Mr. Gatti’s Pizza.

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