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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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Duncan Hines

1980

Duncan Hines

Duncan Hines -1980

This Duncan Hines commercial circa 1980 is an early example of Madison Avenue putting more effort into appealing to a more diverse America.

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Newport Cigarette Commercial

1960's

Newport Cigarette Commercial

Newport Cigarette Commercial - 1960's

If you miss the bus, don’t fret. A happy Newport cigarette billboard is bound to entertain you. And don’t forget, menthol lovers, ‘Newport tastes fresher, tastes better, too.’ Is it illegal to run a cigarette ad here?  

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Kodak Instamatic Flash Cubes

1960's

Kodak Instamatic Flash Cubes

Kodak Instamatic Flash Cubes – 1960’s

It’s new. It’s now. It’s flash cubes. Flash cube. Flash cube? Flash cube! Only with the newest Kodak instamatic camera four full-power flashes in one tiny cube. Flash Cube. It’s this way man, drop in a film, get yourself a flash cube, pop it on … Take one … Take two … Take three … […]

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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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