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Brooks Read & Associates Promotional Commercial for the Louisiana Tourist Commission

Brooks Read



Genre: News

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1972

Duration: 00:03:55

Subjects: UPI Movietone | Bussie, Victor V., 1919-2011 | Brooks Read & Associates | Read, William "Brooks," 1926-1991 | Louisiana Tourist Commission | Preminger, Otto Ludwig, 1905-1986 | American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) | Wilson’s Jewelers | Amiss, Al John, 1929-1983


  • Read, Brooks Speaker


Brooks Read & Associates promotional commercial for the Louisiana Tourist Commission. Brooks Read narrates while footage of the Brooks Read & Associates studio is shown. Read mentions experience in newspaper, magazine and other printwork, as well as electronic media, and all types of film and photography, including filming for motion pictures industry. Read states that although most agencies handle print media, Brooks Read & Associates is unique in having an in-house film production unit. Read mentions previous clients of Brooks Read & Associates, including various ad agencies, national and international film work for CBS, French television, UPI Movietone, Otto Preminger, and Hollywood producers. Read claims that the studio is better equipped for filming and other photography work than many tv stations. Read then shows a plaque received from Al Amiss, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff, for contributions to his successful campaign, and a plaque from Victor Bussie for free broadcast time for the Louisiana AFL-CIO. Read then mentions filming commercials for Wilson Jewelers & Distributors in Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana.