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But, Wait! There’s More!: The Irresistible Appeal & Spiel of Ronco & Popeil
Hardcover (no d.j.)
Timothy Samuelson (au). Imagine, if you will, a machine that can slice a whole tomato in one stroke or 700 French fries in one minute! This is the story of the Popeil family, the inventive & successful manufacturers & marketers of remarkable gadgets that made our lives easier, gave us more free time, & provided hours of safe fun! The book includes 128 pages of authentic, vintage ads, product package art, & accompanying materials, reproduced in full color. There are also annotated cel-by-cel re-creations of popular ads for classic items such as the Veg-O-Matic, Pocket Fisherman, & Showtime Rotisseries. Plus, amusing anecdotes about the inventions, transcripts of the alluring, rapid-fire sales pitches, humorous quotes, & lots of entertaining facts. Fun for the whole family!
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