Monthly Archives: June 2017

70s Spots: Hostess Snack Cakes (Ann Blyth, 1972 & ’74)

“Freshness never tasted so good.” A pair of Hostess snack cakes commercials featuring Academy Award-nominated actor, Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce). Both of these spots seem to feature Blyth’s real family. The first aired in August of 1972. The second ran … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Mork & Mindy’ & ‘The White Shadow’ (1979)

“Sunday is Double-Mork Day.” Two TV promos from November 1979 for you today. First, an ABC spot for a two-part episode of Mork & Mindy, followed by the Sunday Movie, Love for Rent. Second, one from CBS containing a pair … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Sexy’ ’75 Lincoln-Mercury Line-Up (1974)

“Your Lincoln-Mercury dealer – he’s a pretty sexy guy.” Let’s drive some automobile spots onto the lot. Here’s a pair of Lincoln-Mercury commercials from November of 1974 with the new ’75 models on display. They’re sexy as all get out. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: McDonald’s ‘Summer Song’ & ‘Seahawks’ (1979)

“Nobody can do it like McDonald’s can.” Another summer-related spot today. This one from McDonald’s features a swimming theme and aired in July of 1979. After that, another McDonald’s spot, from November of ’79, showing off Seattle Seahawks drinking glasses. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Yankees Franks & Colonial Bacon (Billy Martin, 1978)

“The taste that takes you out to the ball game…at home.” Here’s a pair of commercials for our newly-arrived summer. New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin for Yankees Franks and Martin and Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Tyco ‘Stick-Shift Racing’ & Eveready (1973)

“The race depends on how you shift!” All righty! Let’s get to racing. Here’s a spot from November 1973 for Tyco’s Championship Stick-Shift Pro Racing model cars set. Looks like we have some early joystick technology arriving in this one. … Continue reading

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