Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Private Collection: California Raisin

         Originally meant as just a creation for a 1987 commercial for the California Raisin Advisory Board. The commercial became widely popular and the Singing and dancing rhythm and blues group the California Raisins were born. They enjoyed wide success with remakes of hits such as Marvin Gaye's 1968 classic hit I Heard it Through the Grapevine. The California Raisin merchandise sold nation wide.

         This piece was sold by the fast food chain Hardees and is currently in the private collection of its owner in NW Iowa.

The California Raisins

Previous articles in the series:
Private Collection: Kodak Partytime Instant Camera
Private Collection: Kiwi Shoe Server Kit
Private Collection: 1930's Listerine Bottle
Private Collection: The New Orpheum 80th Anniversary Commemorative Merlot Bottle
Private Collection: Fat's Inagural Great Beer Ride Across Iowa Bottle
Private Collection: Odell Brewing and Boulevard Brewing Companies Silver Anniversary Bottle
Private Collection: 2012 Model A Day Lager Bottle
Private Collection: c.1961 Motorola Record Player