Daily 70s Spot #416, 417: Gillette & Schick Shaving Systems (1974)

Who knew Genghis Khan was such an affable spokesperson? (Schick commercial, 1974)

Who knew Genghis Khan was such an affable spokesperson? (Schick commercial, 1974)

“The civilized shave.”

Let’s all wake up, slap some water on our faces and have a nice shave. Yes, everyone – men, women, and children. Or, you can watch the two shaving-related spots below from December 1974.

First up, Genghis Khan sells us the Schick Super II system. Second, customers at a skyway gondola station let us know how much they love Gillette Trac II.

Schick Super II Shaver With Genghis Khan, 1974

Gillette Trac II Testimonials Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #415: ‘The Towering Inferno’ TV Trailer (1974)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Spot #415: ‘The Towering Inferno’ TV Trailer (1974)

Burning up the box office. ('The Towering Inferno' TV trailer, 1974)

Burning up the box office. (‘The Towering Inferno’ TV trailer, 1974)

“One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense…”

Happy Friday! Here’s a TV trailer for The Towering Inferno that ran in December 1974, two weeks after the film hit theaters.

The Towering Inferno was the highest-grossing film released in 1974 and you can catch sight of stars; Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Fred Astaire, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Jennifer Jones, O.J. Simpson, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Wagner in this spot.

‘The Towering Inferno’ TV Trailer, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #414: Lancers Wine (1974)

More of The Towering Inferno at Bionic Disco: Trailer Tuesday: ‘The Towering Inferno’ (1974)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Spot #414: Lancers Wine (1974)

You could not possibly need any more wine than this. (Lancers commercial, 1974)

You could not possibly need any more wine than this. (Lancers commercial, 1974)

“Lancers – all the wine the world needs.”

Watch this Lancers wine commercial in awe as the spokesperson blends seamlessly from rosé to white, then to red, without so much as pausing for a sip. The spot aired in December of 1974.

Lancers Wine Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #413: Kinney – Men’s Platform Shoe (1974)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Spot #413: Kinney – Men’s Platform Shoe (1974)

$10.99 for a great, American shoe. (Kinney commercial, 1974)

$10.99 for a great, American shoe. (Kinney commercial, 1974)

“Platform soles and big high heels.”

Here’s a commercial that’s one of those nearly perfect 1970s time capsules. Men’s platform shoes from Kinney. The spot aired in March of 1974. At $10.99, you won’t be able to deny these high-steppers.

70s Fashion: Kinney – Men’s Platform Shoe, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #412: McDonald’s Big Mac Jingle (1974)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Spot #412: McDonald’s Big Mac Jingle (1974)

Arthur Carlson enjoying a Big Mac. (McDonald's commercial, 1974)

Arthur Carlson enjoying a Big Mac. (McDonald’s commercial, 1974)

“Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, and a sesame seed bun.”

Here we find a December 1974 spot for McDonald’s featuring the well-known Big Mac jingle. Gordon Jump (of WKRP in Cincinnati fame) makes an appearance. Sing along. It ain’t hard to do.

McDonald’s Big Mac Jingle Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spot #411: Carnation Instant Breakfast (1974)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily 70s Spot #411: Carnation Instant Breakfast (1974)

22 cents of pure quality. (Carnation Instant Breakfast commercial, 1974)

22 cents of pure quality. (Carnation Instant Breakfast commercial, 1974)

“Here’s one answer to high food prices.”

Hello, Bionic friends. Let’s move on to a 1974 theme this week. Here’s one for a product I remember lurking in my family’s 1970s kitchen cabinet – Carnation Instant Breakfast.

The spot aired in March of 1974. Mix it with milk and drink it down.

Carnation Instant Breakfast Commercial, 1974

Previously on 70s Spots: Daily 70s Spots #409, 410: Plymouth Space Duster & Satellite (1972)

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment