Rad Ads: ‘Cleopatra Jones’ (1973)

'Cleopatra Jones' ('Ebony' magazine, July, 1973)

‘Cleopatra Jones’ (‘Ebony’ magazine, July, 1973)

“She’s 6 feet 2″ of Dynamite!”

6′ 2″?! Wow! Cleopatra Jones originally appeared in the July, 1973 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Rad Ads: Ford LTD Trio (1978)

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Music For Monday: Heart, ‘Magic Man’ (1976)

'Try, try, try to understand...' (Heart, 'Magic Man,' 1976)

‘Try, try, try to understand…’ (Heart, ‘Magic Man,’ 1976)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Wilson sisters and Heart. On this edition of Music for M-M-Monday, here’s Heart performing M-M-“Magic Man” on German TV in 1976.

Magic Man” originally appeared on the band’s debut L.P., Dreamboat Annie. The single released in 1975 in Canada and ’76 in the US. The tune hit the Top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” Have a bitchin’ Monday.

Heart: ‘Magic Man,’ 1976

Previously on Music for Monday: The Police, ‘So Lonely’ (Live, 1979)

More Heart at Bionic Disco: Heart, ‘Crazy On You’ (Live ’77)

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Sunday 70s Spots: Ricardo Montalban For Chrysler (1975)

The luxurious, Ricardo Montalban for Chrysler, 1975.

The luxurious, Ricardo Montalban for Chrysler, 1975.

“Fine, Corinthian leather…”

Today, we check in on Chrysler as they expound the virtues of their 1975 automobile line. First, a Chrysler Cordoba spot starring dramatic and classy spokesman, Ricardo Montalban.

After that, a relatively awesome spot featuring 50 years of “excellence” with the Cordoba, New Yorker and LeBaron. Both commercials aired in January, 1975 and were produced in 1974.

Ricardo Montalban For Chrysler, 1975

Chrysler ’50 Years Of Excellence’ Commercial, 1975

Previously on 70s Spots: Mend-Aid & ‘The Partridge Family’ (1970)

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Saturday 70s Spots: Mend-Aid & ‘The Partridge Family’ (1970)

This new show looks pretty good. I'll have to check it out. (ABC promo for 'The Partridge Family,' 1970)

This new show looks pretty good. I’ll have to check it out. (ABC promo for ‘The Partridge Family,’ 1970)

“Share in the good times with The Partridge Family – tonight on ABC.”

The weekend is here and it’s time for a few retro commercials. Here’s a pair from 1970. In pole position, a spot for Mystick Mend-Aid adhesive tape that ran in August ’70.

After that, a quick, :10 second promo for The Partridge Family from November, 1970, the show’s debut year.

Mend-Aid Tape Commercial, 1970

‘The Partridge Family’ TV Promo, 1970

Previously on 70s Spots: 70s Fashion – Sears & Woolite (1979)

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Rad Ads: Ford LTD Trio (1978)

Ford LTD Trio. ('Popular Science' magazine, July, 1978)

Ford LTD Trio. (‘Popular Science’ magazine, July, 1978)

“Not just another pretty space!”

Hmmmm. I think I’ll go for the Country Squire with the lovely, faux-wood paneling. How ’bout yourself? Ford LTD Trio originally appeared in the July, 1978 issue of Popular Science magazine.

(Source: Popular Science)

Previously on Rad Ads: Godfrey Cambridge For Kool-Aid (1973)

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Rad Ads: Godfrey Cambridge For Kool-Aid (1973)

Godfrey Cambridge For Kool-Aid. ('Ebony' magazine, July, 1973)

Godfrey Cambridge For Kool-Aid. (‘Ebony’ magazine, July, 1973)

“Another Kool-Aid smile.”

Actor-comedian, Godfrey Cambridge appeared in the 1970s films Watermelon Man and Cotton Comes To Harlem, among others. Godfrey Cambridge For Kool-Aid originally appeared in the July, 1973 issue of Ebony magazine.

(Source: Ebony)

Previously on Rad Ads: ‘Shaft In Africa’ (1973)

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