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  • Benson, Hedges, and Tutunkhamen!

    Does anyone remember a Benson & Hedges ad that was shown at the cinema which was actually a spoof on the legendary Tutunkhamen exhibition in the early 70's in London?. It showed footage of crowds of people queuing round the block at the British Museum, and as the camera slowly tracks along the line, we eventually see it's a huge gold B&H packet they're looking at!! This was of course back when cigarette advertising was considered OK at the cinema!

    For that matter, does anyone remember the Tutankhamen exhibition??

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    I remember seeing the exhibition being covered on blue Peter

    As for the B/H ads , I vaguely remember that one and I also remember seeing one on tv and the cinema with bank robbers breaking into a vault. It stuck in my memory because the cinema version was much longer and more visually and aurally impressive

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Andyjh64 View Post
      Does anyone remember a Benson & Hedges ad that was shown at the cinema which was actually a spoof on the legendary Tutunkhamen exhibition in the early 70's in London?. It showed footage of crowds of people queuing round the block at the British Museum, and as the camera slowly tracks along the line, we eventually see it's a huge gold B&H packet they're looking at!! This was of course back when cigarette advertising was considered OK at the cinema!

      For that matter, does anyone remember the Tutankhamen exhibition??
      I have a hazy recollection of seeing that advert, I'd completely forgotten about it until now.
      I was very fortunate, somehow my primary school got some kind of pass for the Tutankhamen exhibition. It was just our class and I think we had the exhibition to ourselves which was quite something, Tutankhamen was big news in 72!

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      • #4
        It’s on youtube
        https://youtu.be/0NZzUfkjPLc

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