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I'm not sure how many cities had them but in the fifties and early sixties, we in Los Angeles were bombarded by TV commercials for Hamm's Beer. Most featured clever animation of the Hamm's Bear, a character who was quite the TV star until someone began to worry that it looked like the beer was being marketed for children. Most of the spots, after all, could just as easily have been 7-Up commercials.

This is a 1961 commercial that is most notable for its fine music contributed by the great Spike Jones and one of his orchestras…