Dick and Jane: Ad American Tragedy

A short film by Bart McCarthy

Ad American Tragedy (no typo)

A dark and disturbing ending to what had promised to be the American Dream fulfilled: two national icons, symbols of hope and joy for millions, embroiled in an intrigue of deceit, revenge, and… murder. They were the expression of all our youthful exuberance, curiosity and caring. They were... Dick and Jane!

Using scores of advertising images from the 30s, 40s, and 50s, Bart McCarthy has woven together a comic story in the style of a 1930s-40s crime expose. Have you ever noticed how all the illustrated women and men of that era all look the same?