Monthly Archives: August 2017

70s Spots: Bell System (Dolph Sweet, 1976 & Animated ’79)

“Keeping your phone system the best in the world.” Here’s two spots for Bell System telephone. In the first, from December of 1976, we find actor Dolph Sweet getting us up-to-date on the phone company’s recycling program. In the second … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wisk, ‘Ring Around The Collar!’ (1971)

“Squwak! Ring around the collar!” Grooming and cleaning are the order of the day. First, we have a 1971 spot for Wisk featuring the product’s famous “collar” tagline and a feisty parrot. After that, a commercial for Gillette’s The Dry … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘All My Children,’ ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ & ‘Operation Petticoat’ (1978)

“Love in the afternoon…” Going back 39 years to August of 1978, we have a few ABC TV promos on display. First up, a spot for daytime soaps Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. You’ll find Susan Lucci as Erica … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Kentucky Fried Chicken ‘Colonel Talks’ (1971)

“We’ve got another whole generation of chicken-eaters coming up…” Continuing our chicken theme, we have two commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Both spots aired on New Year’s Day 1971 (and were therefore produced in 1970). The first spot has the … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wesson Oil & Van Camp’s Pork & Beans (1972 & ’74)

“Cooks as light as it looks.” Early Seventies Commercials now for Wesson and Van Camp’s. First up, a spot from 1972 featuring a singing mother for Wesson pure vegetable cooking oil. A few year’s later, Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Plymouth Road Runner & Ford LTD (1971)

“Coming through!” Warner Brother’s Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner appear in this spot for the 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. The commercial aired on New Year’s Day ’71 and was produced in 1970. After that, we have a classical … Continue reading

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