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Film, Video [Theater commercial--Warner's corsets] Warner corset advertisement

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  • [Theater commercial--Warner's corsets]

Other Title

  • Warner corset advertisement


  • A fictionalized story of "Warner's fashionable rust-proof corsets, guaranteed not to rust, break or tear." On the way to bed, a little girl spies her mother's corset and tries it on in front of a mirror. Her younger brother tries to grab it from her, and the two wrestle over the corset as they move into the bathroom. Still fighting for the corset, the children drop it into the bathtub, then begin splashing it in the water. Hearing the noise, the mother goes upstairs and discovers the children playing with the soaked corset. To their surprise, mother reassures them that no harm has been done: "Thank goodness it's a Warner's and it's rust-proof!" Cuts to stop-motion animation of a corset unrolling and opening and closing against a black background, then a closeup of the Warner's label. Ends with a local tag for P.J. Myhre: "We are showing new Warner styles from $1 up."


  • AFI/Raes (Walter K. and Marika A.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n., 191-?].


  • -  Corsets
  • -  Silent films


  • Advertising


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Duration: 3:36 at 16 fps.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 11/30/87 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; AFI/Raes (Walter K. and Marika A.) Collection.
  • -  Received: 11/18/87 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; AFI/Raes (Walter K. and Marika A.) Collection.
  • -  35 mm dupe neg renumbered: FPE 2649 to FZA 2633.


  • 1 reel of 1 (ca. 270 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
  • 1 reel of 1 (ca. 280 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEB 7678 (ref print)
  • FZA 2633 (dupe neg)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 97516772

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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