It was 40 years ago in the summer of 1969 … a very memorable time:
But it was also when the famous Prince Spaghetti commercial, featuring Anthony Martignetti, brought Boston’s North End into homes across the nation. The commercial still hits a chord probably because it marks a time gone by when mother’s could yell out the window to find their sons. Today, parents text their kids’ cell phones to call them home and use GPS to find them!
This article on Boston.com catches up with Anthony as well as 81-year old Mary Fiumara, telling the ‘real’ story behind the commercial.
Here is the original 1969 version: