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Flashback Friday: Relive Lauren Bacall’s memorable 1980s commercials for High Point Coffee

I attended the live stage version of Golden Girlz over the weekend at The Cavern Theatre in Silver Lake and it was brilliant. It was two live episodes of The Golden Girls – original scripts – performed by men in drag. Between scenes, they play TV commercials from the 1980s that actually would have aired and one of them was this gem for High Point Coffee featuring Lauren Bacall who is seen backstage of a Broadway theater saying in her signature voice: ‘Around here we don’t like coffee, we LOVE it!’ But what made it all the more fun was the two guys sitting next to me knew all of these commercials by heart. What a hoot. Anyway, here are two High Point spots:

BONUS VIDEO: Below is a 1960s era television commercial for Maxwell House Instant coffee featuring Miss Bacall and her then-husband Jason Robards Jr. He calls her ‘Lauren’ in the commercial but anyone who knew her called her ‘Betty’ which was her real name.

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  1. August 28th, 2015 at 1:28 pm
    Michael Kricfalusi says:

    What a treat! I’m old enough both to have met Ms. Bacall one time and also to have seen those High Point commercials and remember them. Thanks for the smile!

  2. I liked her “Tuesday Morning” commercials ending with “…where you’ll find a treasure every time you shop” enunciated as only she could!

  3. Michael, I must say I’m incredibly jealous. She was and always will be a treasure. Warts and all, she was as real as people come. The world is less without her..

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