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Promotional Films

updated 11/15/2020


NESBITT FRUIT PRODUCTS
"BEHIND THE SCENES"
1940s SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRAVELOGUE 

This 1943 travelogue was made by the Nesbitt Fruit Products Company and uses the premise of -- what else? -- a television show. The film shows various scenes in Southern California and Los Angeles, including of course fruit production and the making of Nesbitt's products including its famous orange soda. Some of the sights in the film include Union Station, Olivera Street, La Brea Tar Pits, oil fields (3:45), navel orange groves (with spraying of pesticides by the gallon seen at 6:30), and more. The film shows a lot about the harvesting of oranges and has swimsuit-clad gals picking the abundant fruits in the fields, and accompanying them to vast sorting warehouses and industrial lines where they are transformed into Nesbitt's orange juice and other products.

The following notice is from a flyer sent to franchise bottlers in 1944 titled "Nesbitt's Advertising Preview"

Behind The Scenes Ad


NESBITT FRUIT PRODUCTS COMPANY
"FUTURE UNLIMITED"
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRAVELOGUE 1960s

This 1960 travelogue was made by the Nesbitt Fruit Products Company in the 1960s. The film shows various scenes in Southern California and Los Angeles, including of course fruit production and the making of Nesbitt's products including its famous orange soda. Some of the sights in the film include Union Station, Disneyland (14:00 mark), Knott's Berry Farm (12:00), the oil fields, the Douglas Aircraft factory (5:00 mark), the Miss World Competition parade (5:30 mark), the sportswear and swimsuit industry (7:00 mark), and more. 
Click here to view a description of the making of film and promoting it to be used by the franchise bottlers in their communities.


This page is maintained by Tom Scott, grandson of B.R. Murphy, President of Nesbitt Fruit Products Company from 1943 to 1959.
 

Mail your comments to: tom@nesbittsorange.com

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