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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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VW Bug: Design

1960's

VW Bug: Design

VW Bug: Design - 1967

It’s 1967. A classic Volkswagen Bug cruises the streets of Milan, Italy.  It parks, and two smartly dressed business men get out. The narrator begins, “Some time ago, the Volkswagen people went to see one of Italy’s most famous automobile designers.” As if it were a moment lifted from a Federico Fellini film, a stylish […]

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Alka-Seltzer

1960's

Alka-Seltzer

Alka-Seltzer - 1967

Just because it’s a pie eating contest doesn’t mean there’s no conditioning involved. “That was pretty good pie for a change. What was it? Blueberry kind?” Down in the locker room, a neophyte on the indigestion scene has a heart-to-heart with a stomachache veteran. It’s all about the Alka-Seltzer. The medicine cabinet is stocked full […]

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