Friday, October 21, 2011

Andy Paris: Bubblegum King

Andrew Paris in McAllen
Photo Credit: LIFE

I stumbled upon this since I heard about Andy Paris being a big deal in McAllen in the 1940's. I was curious since the name was foreign to me, so I googled him up. Much to my surprise, I found this neat film trailer.



This rave review from MySA gives some most of the backstory:
Andy Paris didn’t invent bubblegum. 
But the debonair South Texas businessman made it popular the way Henry Ford made the Model-T ubiquitous – by mass producing it. In Paris’ case, after World War II in McAllen. 
Suddenly bubblegum – chewing gum mixed with latex from Mexico -- was widely available, cheap (one-penny) and fun. In post-rationing America, the timing was perfect.It made Paris, the son of Greek immigrants, an unlikely millionaire.
This looks like such a fun and enjoyable documentary, I want to see it soon.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the support Eduardo! We had a great run at Texas film festivals and I would like to let everyone in the Valley enjoy the film. Please go to this link to watch the film, feel free to download and/or share the link with friends! https://vimeo.com/144578837 I hope everyone enjoys this incredible story that came out of the RGV!!
    Best,
    Dino Reyes
    Director/Producer

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  2. sorry, had trouble with VIMEO, here is an updated link to view the doc!! http://www.bubblegumkingdoc.com/

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    1. Hahahahaha. You had trouble because we reported you as s fraud. Shame you Dino Reyes. But we won. You lost.
      - Princess Jennifer

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  3. Please see full documentary here: http://bit.ly/1lsLXlr

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    1. Hi Dino. You in or out of prison yet for your copyright infringement of our film? Hope you liked our finished film we distributed, available through Amazon Prime, Vimeo, Apple and a myriad of other platforms. . Gabrirl Ramirez is an awesome director. See his work with his students at PSJA. Cheers!

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    2. ^Director Gabriel Ramirez

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