Daily 70s Ad: Saint Laurie Suits (1975)

Saint Laurie Suits. ('New York' magazine, November 03, 1975)

Saint Laurie Suits. (‘New York’ magazine, November 03, 1975)

“Two months ago, you had to know someone to get up to Saint Laurie.”

Snazzy as all get-out. Daily 70s Ad #321: Saint Laurie Suits originally appeared in the November 03, 1975 issue of New York magazine.

(Source: New York)

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Thanksgiving Holiday Repeats: ‘Charlie Brown’ & ‘The Brady Bunch’ (1973 & ’70)

Happy Thanksgiving, Bionic pals! Here’s some Thanksgiving holiday favorites from years past. 70s’ style reruns, if you will. May your celebrations be bountiful!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (And Appreciating Our Pop Culture)

Time to dress up as pilgrims and go door-to-door caroling again!
‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ November, 1973

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow USA-dwellers! It’s time to butter the toast, pop the corn, pass out the jelly beans and get to feasting! And what better way to celebrate the day than to enjoy a few memorable moments from 1973’s A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!

I grew up with this CBS special helping to define the holiday and I’m willing to bet most of you did too.

I’ll be recreating this meal today. Hope my guests are appreciative.
‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ November, 1973

Today, as you sit at your ping pong tables and munch on your pretzel sticks don’t forget to give thanks (yes, for family and friends, but also) to Charles Schulz and the Peanuts gang!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Opening/Football Kick-Off

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – Feast Preparation

Check out this article where The Wall Street Journal‘s Market Watch says “‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ defines holiday TV” and have a great day.

Wall Street Journal Quote:

“On Nov. 20, 1973, CBS slotted ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ — sponsored by Interstate Brands, the parent of Dolly Madison cakes and pies — at 8 p.m. Eastern to kick off its Tuesday night lineup. The Peanuts cartoons had become such ratings blockbusters by this time that the network had no problem preempting ‘Maude,’ the ‘All In The Family’ spinoff that would finish as the sixth most-watched show of the 1973-74 season.

Against the short-lived NBC crime drama ‘Chase’ and the medical sitcom ‘The New Temperatures Rising Show,’ ABC’s second attempt to find a starring vehicle for comedian Paul Lynde, ‘Thanksgiving’ easily won the time period, averaging a 27.8 rating and 43 share of the television audience.”

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Wiki, IMDb

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly says: “‘Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ draws biggest audience in 4 years

Brady Bunch Moments: Greg’s Thanksgiving Movie

‘Our Pilgrim Fathers’ aka ‘Through Hardship To Freedom’ written, produced and directed by Gregory Brady. Music direction and narration by Gregory Brady
‘The Brady Bunch,’ 1970

And now, we turn to our favorite family and their seasonally-relevant episode. In season two‘s “The Un-Underground Movie,” which originally aired October 16, 1970, we watch Greg’s homemade film entitled Our Pilgrim Fathers.

Capt. Jones of The Mayflower takes an imaginary arrow to the hambone
‘The Brady Bunch,’ 1970

Watch Greg’s cinematic masterpiece in its entirety below. You’ll especially enjoy the dramatic slo-mo “Special Effects” just “like in those real ‘arty’ movies.”

And as an added holiday treat – here’s another BBM from a few months back that’s been getting a ton of search-engine hits the past two weeks: Alice’s Thanksgiving Moustache

Brady Bunch Moments: Alice’s Thanksgiving Moustache

The Bradys pause to mock Alice during the filming of Greg’s docudrama, ‘Our Pilgrim Fathers,’ October, 1970

On this mesmerizing edition of “Brady Bunch Moments” – filming for Greg’s Thanksgiving school project is going well despite problems with his (over) actors and some unexpected wardrobe malfunctions.

Click below to enjoy this two-minute clip from “The Un-Underground Movie” episode which originally aired during the second season of The Brady Bunch on October 16, 1970.

Just because…

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Daily 70s Ad: Dickies ‘Working Class’ Wear (1978)

Dickies ‘Working Class’ Wear. ('Popular Mechanics' magazine, November, 1978)

Dickies ‘Working Class’ Wear. (‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine, November, 1978)

“We’d sell a lot more if they weren’t so damned durable.”

A happy prisoner and his cheerful guards. Daily 70s Ad #320: Dickies ‘Working Class’ Wear originally appeared in the November, 1978 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.

(Source: Popular Mechanics)

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Daily 70s Ad: Wings At Budokan, Tokyo (1975)

Wings At Budokan, Tokyo . ('Billboard' magazine, November 15, 1975)

Wings At Budokan, Tokyo . (‘Billboard’ magazine, November 15, 1975)

Paul McCartney would make a long, lonely visit to Japan a few years later. Daily 70s Ad #319: Wings At Budokan, Tokyo originally appeared in the November 15, 1975 issue of Billboard magazine.

(Source: Billboard)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Rice Krispies’ Boy Scouts Workshop Book (1973)

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Daily 70s Ad: Rice Krispies’ Boy Scouts Workshop Book (1973)

Rice Krispies’ Boy Scouts Workshop Book. ('Boy's Life' magazine, November, 1973)

Rice Krispies’ Boy Scouts Workshop Book. (‘Boy’s Life’ magazine, November, 1973)

“Over 150 pages of handicraft projects.”

Craft a birdhouse while Mom whips up some Marshmallow Treats. Daily 70s Ad #318: Rice Krispies’ Boy Scouts Workshop Book originally appeared in the November, 1973 issue of Boy’s Life magazine.

(Source: Boy’s Life)

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Music For Monday: Silver Convention, ‘Get Up And Boogie’ (1976)

Silver Convention getting up and proceeding to boogie, 1976.

Silver Convention getting up and proceeding to boogie, 1976.

There’s nothing very deep about Silver Convention and their #2 hit from the summer of 1976, “Get Up And Boogie.” But you’ll have a tough time not singing along. There’s pretty much only four words in the tune. That’s one more than in their previous hit, “Fly, Robin, Fly.”

Get. Up. And. Boogie!

Silver Convention:’Get Up And Boogie,’ 1976

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