Category Archives: 70s TV

70s Spots: Wilkinson Razor Blades (1971)

“Strengthened with pure chromium.” Two classic spots for Wilkinson Sword razor blades today. From February 1971, a spot for “The Blade” with a cheeky comparison to Gillette. After that, a commercial from October ’71 introducing the Bonded Shaving System – … Continue reading

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70s Spots: American Express & Visa (Karl Malden, 1978 & ’77)

“Don’t leave home without them.” It’s a plastic fantastic Monday with two credit card commercials on display. First, we have a spot from November 1978 for American Express Travlers Cheques. Karl (The Streets of San Francisco) Malden, long-standing spokesperson for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bisquick & Welch’s Grape Juice (1974)

“You bake em’ – this quick!” Here’s something for you to eat and drink on this Sunday. First course, a spot for Bisquick featuring biscuits and waffles and a catchy jingle. Second course, an animated commercial for Welch’s Frozen Grape … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Have A Coke And A Smile’ (Bob Hope, 1979)

“A Coke and a smile – makes me feel good.” Two Coca-Cola commercials today from July of 1979. Both feature the famous “Have A Coke And A Smile” jingle. The first gets a boost of star power from Bob Hope. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Piels Real Draft Beer & Miller High Life (1970)

“For a taste of the good ol’ days.” Two al key hall spots from the start of the decade today. First, we have a nifty December 1970 Piels Real Draft beer commercial featuring an old timey political speech. After that, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sony ‘Secret Agent’ Electronics (1977)

“It’s a Sony.” A pair of commercials for Sony today. First up, we have a fun spot from October 1977 featuring a Roger Moore, 007-type and Sony micro-recorders and video cameras. Second, a November ’77 spot for Sony TVs featuring … Continue reading

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