Daily 70s Ad: AMC Gremlin (1974)

AMC Gremlin. ('Popular Science' magazine, April, 1974)

AMC Gremlin. (‘Popular Science’ magazine, April, 1974)


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“The only U.S. sub-compact with a standard six-cylinder engine.”

A sexy backside from 40-years-ago. Daily 70s Ad #93: AMC Gremlin originally appeared in the April, 1974 issue of Popular Science magazine.

(Source: Popular Science)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: RCA Clock Radios (1970)

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Sunday 70s Spots: Timex & Speidel Digital Watches (1977 & ’78)

Jim McKay reporting for the Timex Marathon digital watch, 1977.

Jim McKay reporting for the Timex Marathon digital watch, 1977.

“Tough enough to be a Timex.”

This Sunday, I’ve got a pair of watch commercials for you. Digital watches, because they were the hottest and hippest 70s’ tech for your wrist!

First up, famed sports journalist, Jim McKay for Timex (who you’ll remember from many ads of this sort). Then, we have Leonardo da Vinci and Mona Lisa for Speidel. Yes, just watch (bad pun intended).

Timex Marathon Digital Watch With Jim McKay, 1977

Speidel Digital Watch ‘Mona Lisa’ Commercial, 1978

Previously on 70s Spots: Remington & Norelco Shavers (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: RCA Clock Radios (1970)

RCA Clock Radios. ('LIFE' magazine, Nov. 13, 1970)

RCA Clock Radios. (‘LIFE’ magazine, Nov. 13, 1970)


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“More Than Radio Radios.”

RCA says these are “almost works of art.” And I agree. Daily 70s Ad #92: RCA Clock Radios originally appeared in the November 13, 1970 issue of LIFE magazine.

(Source: LIFE)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Beefeater Gin ‘Dedication’ (1976)

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Saturday 70s Spots: Remington & Norelco Shavers (1978)

"Very close...but no 'Gotcha'!" (Norelco shaver commercial, 1978)

“Very close…but no ‘Gotcha’!” (Norelco shaver commercial, 1978)

“Shaves as close as a blade or your money back.”

The weekend is here and that means ancient commercials are being transmitted throughout the ‘Disco. Today I have a pair of electric shaver spots buzzing. First up, one for Remington. Next, a Norelco spot featuring the long-running, “Gotcha” campaign.

Remington XLR Shaver Commercial, 1978

Norelco Shaver ‘Gotcha!’ Commercial, 1978

Previously on 70s Spots: Budweiser Beer With Lou Rawls (1978)

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Daily 70s Ad: Beefeater Gin ‘Dedication’ (1976)

Beefeater Gin 'Dedication.' ('New York' magazine, May 24, 1976)

Beefeater Gin ‘Dedication.’ (‘New York’ magazine, May 24, 1976)


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“There’s a simple virtue that separates the extraordinary from the ordinary…Dedication.”

A timeless ad: 38-years-old, but it could be run virtually unchanged today. Daily 70s Ad #91: Beefeater Gin ‘Dedication’ originally appeared in the May 24, 1976 issue of New York magazine.

(Source: New York)

Previously on Daily 70s Ad: Seagram’s V.O. Canadian ‘Very Smooth’ (1970)

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Funshine Friday: ‘Pufnstuf’ (Film): ‘Living Island’ Song (1970)

"Living Island is a most amazing place!" ('Pufnstuf' movie, 1970)

“Living Island is a most amazing place!” (‘Pufnstuf’ movie, 1970)

Are we having a fancy Funshine Friday yet? If not, here’s a tune from the 1970 motion picture, Pufnstuf to get you started in the right direction.

The song is entitled “Living Island” (written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel) and is sung by Jack Wild and the cast of Pufnstuf. Wait til’ you get a load of Mayor Pufnstuf’s singing voice. I’m not sure if he provided the singing voice, but Allan Melvin (Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch) portrayed Pufnstuf in the film. H.R. Pufnstuf’s TV voice was provided by Lennie Weinrib.

‘Pufnstuf’ (Film): ‘Living Island’ Song, 1970

Previously on Funshine Friday: ‘Zoom’ TV Intro (1976)

More H.R. Pufnstuf on Bionic Disco: Mood Music: H.R. Pufnstuf – Jack Wild sings ‘Mechanical Boy’

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