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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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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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Esso Extra

1950

Esso Extra

Esso Extra - 1950's

Everyone likes that little something extra … A dozen rolls and the baker tosses in an extra one to make it a baker’s dozen. The butcher throws in an extra bone for the bow wow. Every locality has a different name for it. Way down in east in New England they call it ‘something to […]

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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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Martha Carson: Who Built the Ark?

1950's

Martha Carson: Who Built the Ark?

Martha Carson: Who Built the Ark? - 1959

Who built the Ark? Noah, Noah, Who built the ark? Brother Noah built the ark. Old man Noah build the Ark, He build it out of hickory bark. He build it long, both wide and tall. With plenty of room for the large and small. Who built the Ark? Noah, Noah, Who built the ark? […]

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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 Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness

1970's

The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness

The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness - 1970's

Narrated by Paul Newman, The Distant Drummer: Flowers of Darkness is an unflinching, no-nonsense look at the opium trade – where it happens, how it is transported, and it’s ultimate effects on the world community. With footage direct from the fields of Afghanistan to the streets of our communities, the reach and power of the […]

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