Beer In Ads #1272: Give A Happy Schlitzday Party


Monday’s ad is again for Schlitz, from 1958 (though parts of it are from previous years). Actually, it’s an advertising piece — a pamphlet or brochure — from their wonderful ad campaign, one of my all-time favorites, Schlitzerland. This piece, entitled “Schlitzerland, U.S.A., or how to entertain Schlitzfriends,” gives advice, along with songs, or how to throw various types of parties successfully. This is pages fourteen and fifteen, with the seventh song, “Happy Schlitzday,” sung to the tune of “Old MacDonald Had A Farm.” The headline is “Give a happy Schlitzday party, or Birthday time is Schlitzing time.” I guess they didn’t want to pay the copyright fees for Happy Birthday.

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