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Vintage Geek: Polaroid Camera Swinger Commercial

After last week's announcement that Polaroid would be closing the rest of its production plants, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic about the end of its historic run. In honor of the company, which introduced its first instant camera in 1948, I've decided to share this hilarious Polaroid Swinger camera commercial with you. When YumSugar first showed it to me, I couldn't believe that Polaroid would create such a sexy black-and-white video back in the day. And as big and awkward as the $19.95 Polaroid Swinger was, you can totally tell it was the MacBook Air of its time. Check it out below!

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witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I'm weeping already when Polaroid film is completely gone from the shelves :(
macgirl macgirl 9 years
When I was in school we did amazing prints using polaroid film. We did polaroid transfers that allowed you to use a solvent on the polaroid then press it onto paper. We also did something where we floated the image off the polaroid and put it on paper. So amazingly beautiful. Makes me want to get back into print making.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
Why, oh, why, Polaroid! Can't you advertise the way Lomography does and remind people that Polaroid is COOL! Sigh. Now I'm going to have to get film on the black market. Tear.
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
Me too, rhimarie!
rhimarie rhimarie 9 years
I love that type of Polaroid!
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
oh wow.... i love polaroid. and i wish i had been born in that era. sigh. beautiful.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
oh the simpler times.. : (
BuffBabe6108 BuffBabe6108 9 years
Not sure if any of you guys are looking to purchase a Polaroid camera while you still can, but if you are I found a great one at a pretty good price, http://www.drillspot.com/products/59748/Polaroid_648003_Instant_Camera Even though Polaroid is not making the cameras anymore, the film will still be available. This commercial cracks me up!
annedorsay annedorsay 9 years
that's Ali McGraw as the lovely lady in the ad - and Barry Manilow singing the jingle!
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