posted by M. | 8:34 AM
A "feel good" advertisement for Starbucks?
I think the film captures the idea behind the Starbucks & American Mug & Stein business partnership (creating jobs in the US), and how it can be meaningful for a community.Kind of reminds me of a cross between the Clint Eastwood, "It's Morning in America" auto industry commercial and a Ken Burns documentary.The film is more respectful to EL than the NYTimes piece. The message is meant to flatter the business partnership and tell the story of the mugs.Does the story make you want to buy a mug?
RiverGirl--Next time I'm at a Starbuck's I will buy an East Liverpool mug!Fred--I almost cried watching that pretty girl clean off those mugs!
Loved the ashtray full of cigarettes on the table while she is doing homework with her kids. Times are tuff but they can still afford their cigaretts! Also how much are these people making? I'm sure its a bundle!
I lived and grew up in East Liverpool 50 years ago. My parents never told me there was always the potteries. There were hardly any potteries then. There were the mills (gone)and some coal mines. They told me to get out, that it was a dying town then. I did. However,I will be buying one of those mugs.Oh, where did that rainbow come from?
Native--You're right. Fifty years ago, the only other pottery that isn't still there was TS&T. It has been 100 years since the potteries employed most people in town. When I was a kid in the 50s and 60s, the real money for the working class was made in the steel mills and spin-off industries. The Starbuck's video paints a self-serving, sentimental, and inaccurate picture of East Liverpool, but it's not meant for us.
Yes Fred. A feel good ad for Starbucks. Why not? It beats the pants off another gung ho ad for the military, which far too many ELO residents have had to turn to for cash.I am surprised Homer Laughlin did not get the order, but hey, good for AM&S and good for ELO!I fled, yes fled, East Liverpool. But I wish her the best! Its a beautiful place being destroyed by so many forces.
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