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1970s Calgon Ad – Ancient Chinese Secret – AAPI Heritage Month

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1970s Calgon Ad – Ancient Chinese Secret – AAPI Heritage Month

This was a great old chestnut from the 1970s, during a “woke” window before widespread Japan Bashing and Sinophobia ruined everything. I like how it played on stereotypes, upending them in a predictable way.

The woman was played by Anne Miyamoto. The man was played by Calvin Jung.

A great post about this commercial: Editorial: Ancient Chinese Secret, Huh?