Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/66
TitleDrugs Kaleidoscope
DateSeptember-October 1994
ExtentPart of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB) & 1 VHS and 1 mp4 (15 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
Descriptiona. An advert promoting a three part series on drugs in the Observer Life magazine:

Shows a kaleidoscope effect created with images of pills and, at one point, a moving toad, set to hypnotic music. Finishes with a shot of the Observer 'Life' magazine, along with a copy of the newspaper, around which flowers and foliage grow suddenly, as in a hallucination.

Commentary: "Why did the CIA host drug parties for prostitutes? What are the signs of an addictive personality? Which drugs allegedly improve your sexual performance? How can a toad in Colorado produce hallucinations? How much do you really know about drugs? Test yourself in a three part series starting this Sunday in the Observer."

The advert starts at 18.05 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 20 seconds.

b. An advert for [the television series] 'Living Islam' used as reference material for the drugs series advert above. The advert features a kaleidoscope effect created with images of the Taj Mahal, a woman wearing a headscarf and riding a moped; camels and riders; mosaic tiles and the face of a child it ends on text, in Arabic and English, reading 'Paradise lies at the feet of the Mother.'

The advert starts at 0.03 on a separate mp4 file. Duration: 43 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala) Also included on the 'Historical Reel, 1985-1995' VHS and mp4 are Observer adverts; OBS/9/1/1/19, OBS/9/1/1/20c, OBS/9/1/1/21/1a, OBS/9/1/1/21/2a, OBS/9/1/1/23a, OBS/9/1/1/24/1b, OBS/9/1/1/24/2b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3d, OBS/9/1/1/26c, OBS/9/1/1/27j, OBS/9/1/1/28, OBS/9/1/1/30a, OBS/9/1/1/31d, OBS/9/1/1/32a, OBS/9/1/1/33a, OBS/9/1/1/36b, OBS/9/1/1/37/1a, OBS/9/1/1/37/2a, OBS/9/1/1/38/1a, OBS/9/1/1/39, OBS/9/1/1/40a, OBS/9/1/1/41, OBS/9/1/1/42a, OBS/9/1/1/43a, OBS/9/1/1/44/1a, OBS/9/1/1/44/2a, OBS/9/1/1/45a, OBS/9/1/1/47-61, OBS/9/1/1/62/1a, OBS/9/1/1/62/2, OBS/9/1/1/64/1a, OBS/9/1/1/64/5, OBS/9/1/1/65a, OBS/9/1/1/67, OBS/9/1/1/68a, OBS/9/1/1/69a and OBS/9/1/1/70.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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