Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Retro Mall Video: Fox Valley Center (aka Westfield Fox Valley)

1983 Fox Valley Center TV spot

A wacky 1983 Chicago television commercial for the Fox Valley Center mall (aka Westfield Fox Valley), in Aurora, Illinois--using generic Muppet-like local puppet talent.

The mall's current anchor stores are: Carson Pirie Scott (originally a Lord & Taylor), JCPenney, Macy's and Sears.

Mall history: 1975 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: none

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious! It's funny just how much advertising sensibilities have changed since the 80's and earlier. I wonder if those were actual muppet characters?

Tue May 29, 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Modlight said...

Awe... I was really hoping to see that George Hamilton commercial continue too. Oh well.

Thu May 31, 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

LOL! Muppets. George Hamilton. This stuff is great!

Does the Fox valley Mall still look like it did 24 years ago? Never been there but I have to go one of these days.

Thu May 31, 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that link is missing now. you can find it here

Thu Jan 03, 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Fred Einsle said...

Contrary to what is thought here, they are Muppets with a blue screen. They create the commercial likely in New York or LA - they never actually visited the site. Extra revenue via commercial for generic Muppets. 2017 I have seen the Muppets doing commercials for the Chrysler Pacifica with well known Muppets.

Tue Feb 06, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Fred Einsle said...

It still is on You Tube, some reason access by this website direct is not allowed per TOS of You Tube.

Tue Feb 06, 01:43:00 PM  

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