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What do you mean, "Lift a Levolor?"

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by TigerVols, May 24, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    So the 20-something little miss TigerVols and I were cleaning the house the other day and when she got to dusting the blinds, I made a crack about "lift the Levolor."

    She had no idea what I was talking about.

    Which got me thinking...what other currently selling products (in other words, they are still in business) have shelved their iconic campaigns, and no longer advertise on TV?

    Another I could think of off the top of my head was "Sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't."

    Know any others?
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'm with your daughter on that one. No clue what that means.

    "Where's the Beef?" gets my vote.
  3. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Is "Hey, Kool-Aid" still around?
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    WTH is a Levolor?
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I was asked to hand someone some Scott Towels this weekend. A little different, but I knew to get them paper towels.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's a quality blind.

    Isotoner could work here.
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Tried to find one online, but to no avail...

    ...back in the day, Levolor ran a boatload of ads during prime time TV with the catchphrase, "Lift a Levolor." The conceit usually featured guests coming into homes (say, for a key cocktail party, or a plumber repairing a sink) and then slyly lifting the blind to see the "Levolor" logo, which was marketed as a status symbol.

    FWIW, my home has several Levolor blinds and they are bullet-proof.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

  9. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Maybe a regional thing? I don't remember ever seeing one of those.
  10. Mitch E.

    Mitch E. Member

    Didn't know Levelor at all until my daughter's broke (they were custom nade for the window) and I had look up the product and contact the company about it. Quality customer service. Blinds were fixed and hanging on the window within weeks.
  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Thanks to this thread, I finally understand the reference in the Veruca Salt song.
  12. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Never heard of Levolor.

    In response to the query in the original post, a lot of cigar/cigarette taglines come to mind. Virgina Slims 'You've Come A Long Way, Baby', Muriel Cigars' 'Hey Big Spender' are a couple.
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