70s Spots: Hebrew National Hot Dogs & Ovaltine Hot Cocoa (1979)

Sam and frank.

“We’re Kosher…”

Eating and drinking in the late 70s is our tenuous theme today. First, enjoy a classic Hebrew National hot dogs spot featuring “Uncle Sam” that ran for a good few years.

After that, take in an Ovaltine Hot Cocoa Mix commercial that will remind you of A Christmas Story (although this predates the film by a good few years.) Both spots aired in January of 1979 but were produced in 1978 or earlier.

Classic Hebrew National Hot Dogs Commercial (1979)

Ovaltine Hot Cocoa Commercial (1979)

Previously on 70s Spots: Swiss Colony Chianti (1970) & Champale Malt Liquor (1971)

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70s Spots: Swiss Colony Chianti (1970) & Champale Malt Liquor (1971)

‘Make life easy.’ Hoist a jug.

“Pass it around.”

Let’s go with a drinking theme today. First, a commercial for Italian Swiss Colony Chianti featuring a posse of boozing friends on the beach. The spot aired in September of 1970. Wine and cheesy!

After that, a heart to heart with a concerned father and Champale Malt Liquor. Hey, I’d worry too if my son was on the Champale day and night. The spot aired in August of 1971.

Swiss Colony Chianti Wine Commercial (1970)

Champale Malt Liquor Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: ‘Oh, God!’ (George Burns) & The Tony Awards (1977)

More Swiss Colony at Bionic Disco: Saturday 70s Spots: Gatorade & Swiss Colony Wine (1975)

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70s Spots: ‘Oh, God!’ (George Burns) & The Tony Awards (1977)

‘Rave reviews and long lines at the box office…’

“I’m a big hit. Socko! Boffo!”

Two entertaining spots from the entertainment industry for our Friday. First, George Burns narrates a November 1977 promo for his hit film, “Oh, God!”.

Second, a May 1977 ABC promo for the Tony Awards. Marquees for The Wiz, Beatlemania, and Annie are just a few that can be spotted along Broadway.

”Oh, God!” Movie Promo (George Burns, 1977)

Tony Awards TV Promo (1977)

Previously on 70s Spots: Chevy Nova & Monza (1974)

More George Burns at Bionic Disco: Saturday 70s Spot: George Burns For Raleigh Tobacco (1976)

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70s Spots: Chevy Nova & Monza (1974)

‘Looking better all the time.’

“Dramatic new look.”

Chevy takes over the ‘Disco today with two commercials for the upcoming 1975 models. First, we have the latest Chevy Nova in a spot from November of 1974.

After that, we uncover the new Chevy Monza 2+2 in a “futuristic” spot that aired on the last day of ’74.

’75 Chevy Nova Commercial (1974)

’75 Chevy Monza 2+2 Commercial (1974)

Previously on 70s Spots: Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1973 & ’74)

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70s Spots: Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1973 & ’74)

Larry classes up the Polaroid.

“Photographs seemingly as real as life itself.”

In the early 1970s, one of the world’s greatest actors signed on to star in a series of US-only commercials for the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. Here now, are two of those spots featuring the esteemed Laurence Olivier.

The first spot aired in October of 1973. The second aired in November of 1974.

Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1973)

Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1974)

Previously on 70s Spots: American Express (Jack Nicklaus) & Atari (Chuck McCann) (1977)

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Cherry Stereo: Celebrating One Year Online!

A Cherry Happy Birthday!

Our sister site (aka my other seventies website), Cherry Stereo is celebrating its first birthday today!

If you have an interest in the well-known and lesser-known recording artists of the 1970s you should find something to enjoy just about every day. Musicians featured in the past week include; Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley, Kraftwerk, The Stylistics, and Nazareth. I’d love to have you join in the fun. Head on over and bookmark that Stereo!

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