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Oil Heat

1967

Oil Heat

Oil Heat - 1967

Charlotte Rae is featured in a TV commercial on behalf of the National Oil Fuel Institute from 1967.

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Newports: On the Beach

1967

Newports: On the Beach

Newports: On the Beach - 1967

Newport Menthols: On the Beach – 1967 A banned advertisement for Newport menthol cigarettes from 1967. Lifestyle advertising at its finest, with perhaps subliminal imagery reinforcing the message. Cigarettes are long, smooth, and sexy. Over a million cases of cancer served.

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Anti-War March ’67

1967

Anti-War March ’67

Newsreel: Anti-War March - 1967

In this clip from 1967, newsreel presenter Ed Herlihy narrates  the anti-Vietnam War marches which took place in New York City, San Francisco, and across the US. Martin Luther King, Jr. petitions the UN, students burn their draft cards at demonstrations, and anti-anti-Vietnam protesters make their support of the conflict known. Fifty years later, we […]

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Television Code Seal of Good Practice

1960's

Television Code Seal of Good Practice

Dick Cavett: Television Code Seal of Good Practice - 196

In this public service announcement from 1967, Dick Cavett assures television viewers that the channel they are are now watching follows the Television Code of Practice. “Kids are impressionable. That’s why here, at this station, we watch the programs and commercials your child watches carefully. He may see bad guys, but not in the role […]

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Colt 45 Malt Liquor

1960's

Colt 45 Malt Liquor

Colt 45 Malt Liquor - 1967

Before Colt 45 was associated with Billy Dee Williams and “that dynamite taste,” the famed Malt Liquor was once marketed towards the suburban white-collar middle class alcoholic demographic, a type whom nothing seems to faze. Introduced to the beer drinking public in 1963 by the National Brewing Company, Colt 45 was developed to compete with […]

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The Smile and The Sword

1960's

The Smile and The Sword

The Smile and The Sword - 1967

“I wasn’t going to submit to blackmail. I mean, the chips were down. I would not let my country down.” The Smile and The Sword, produced in 1967 by the US Department of Defense, warns industrialists working on high-end technology to be wary of certain customers who are highly curious but never cut the deal. […]

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Trip to Where

1960's

Trip to Where

Trip to Where - 1967

Trip to Where is a propaganda film produced by the US Navy to warn sailors on shore leave about indulging in psychedelics, which were all the rage in the late 1960’s. The opening sequence, a psychoactive, surreal trip that lasts nearly 8 minutes, is enough to consider this an undiscovered masterpiece of psychedelic cinema. The […]

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Cracker Jack

1953

Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack - 1967

In 1967, famed character actor Jack Gilford was featured in a classic commercial for Cracker Jack, the “molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts” snack typically found in movie theaters, carnivals, and baseball stadiums across America. Famed for it’s surprise novelty in every box (abandoned for QR codes in 2016 😛 ), Cracker Jack was perhaps the most […]

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