By the time this ad was published in 1977, Earth Day had been observed for seven years. Environmental awareness might have been a little slow in coming to the appliance industry, but it made an effort, enlisting no less a force than performer Pearl Bailey, the Ambassador of Love. Pearl's full-throated declaration of this washer's water-saving superiority, scripted though it was, helped raise the ecological consciousness of a generation.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.