LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/89
TitleBoxing Puppets
DateFebruary-April 1997
Extent2 VHS and part of 1 mp4 file (97.8 MB), and 1 mp4 file (11.4 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
St Luke's
DescriptionBlack and white advert with sound, promoting the sports section of The Observer during its limited 50p price offer.

a. Shows two puppets staring at, and sparing with one another in the run-up to a boxing match as the camera circulates them. A bell rings to signal the fights start and the two competitors eventually knock one another out at the same time, each falling backwards.

Commentary:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, weighing in at 50p the contender for best newspaper sports coverage, The Observer offers you the chance to attend the heavyweight championship of the world, live in Las Vegas between the reigning champion Evander Holyfield and the challenger Iron Mike Tyson."

The advert ends with the closing commentary; "Win tickets to everything from Tyson versus Holyfield, to Inter versus AC Milan, only in the sports section of The Observer, this Sunday" and the tag line: 'The Observer. 50p this Sunday.'

The advert starts at 4.59 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a). The advert starts at 0.05 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala. Also included on the VHS and mp4 file are Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/78f, OBS/9/1/1/79d, OBS/9/1/1/80b, OBS/9/1/1/81c, OBS/9/1/1/82b, OBS/9/1/1/84b, OBS/9/1/1/85a, OBS/9/1/1/88a, OBS/9/1/1/90c, OBS/9/1/1/91/3b, OBS/9/1/1/91/1b, OBS/9/1/1/91/2b and OBS/9/1/1/92.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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