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Original Chiquita Bananas commercial This ad was created by Walt Disney Studios in the 1940s for movie theaters. The recognizable music remained part of Chiquita advertising for about 50 years.
Tags: Chiquita  Bananas  commercial  Monica  Lewis    Walt  Disney  Studios 
Added: 25th November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Sophia on 2007-11-25 
I'll bet nobody remembers Carmen Miranda..I always thought of her when this commercial came on. She was a Spanish entertainer in the 40's and 50's, who wore these huge headdresses of fruit when she performed!
Posted by: Teresa on 2007-11-25 
oh i do, Sophia . .and check out Technicolor Ladies and u'll see her!!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-11-25 
I don't remember Carmen Miranda but I know about her--and this commercial is certainly supposed to be an allusion to her style. There's an urban myth that she died on television. It's not true. She appeared on Jimmy Durante's TV show, finished the broadcast, and died suddenly later that night.
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2007-11-25 
What a great find Lava Classic
Posted by: Briancross on 2012-06-09 
Sophia, you are wrong on two accounts. Carmen Miranda is still well remembererd,m especially in the Gay community. also, she was not Spanish, but Brazilian (known as the Brazilian Bombshell)
Posted by: Steve on 2012-06-09 
Welcome to the site Briancross. This is a friendly place. Exchange of thought and ideas are encourage but respecting the members is key.
Posted by: Steve on 2012-07-25 
Hollywood legend Monica Lewis was the voice for this piece. Monica was our first Facebook friend. See us on Facebook at YouRememberThatcom
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