70s Spots: GE Radio (Sammy Davis Jr.) & Brut (Hank Aaron) (1973)

Backstage with Sammy.

“It’s a great entertainer.”

A pair of celebrity spots from September of 1973 to brighten your day today. First, it’s Sammy Davis Jr. for General Electric portable radios.

Following that, you’ll find baseball great, Hank Aaron for Brut cologne. I hope this helps ease your Monday.

GE Radio Commercial (Sammy Davis Jr., 1973)

Brut Cologne Commercial (Hank Aaron, 1973)

Previously on 70s Spots: Ford Pinto Runabout & Country Squire Wagon (1971)

More Sammy Davis Jr. at Bionic Disco: Music For Monday: Sammy Davis, Jr., ‘Vehicle’ (Live ’72)
More Hank Aaron at Bionic Disco: Daily 70s Ad: Hank Aaron For Magnavox TV (1974)

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70s Spots: Ford Pinto Runabout & Country Squire Wagon (1971)

Two Pintos trot onto a field…

“Pinto – the little carefree car from Ford.”

Two spots from Ford for this Sunday. First up, a sweet little pony prances about for the Ford Pinto 3-Door Runabout.

After that, a commercial featuring some stop-motion animation for the Country Squire wagon. Both spots aired in August of 1971.

Ford Pinto Runabout ‘Pony’ Commercial (1971)

Ford Country Squire Wagon Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: H. Salt Fish & Chips & Ponderosa Restaurants (1976)

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70s Spots: H. Salt Fish & Chips & Ponderosa Restaurants (1976)

Fun fish fare for friendly families.

“You sure know your fish!”

How goes your weekend? Is it time for lunch or dinner? If so, might I suggest a visit to either H. Salt Fish & Chips or the Ponderosa? Watch these two spots from January of 1976 and decide for yourself.

H. Salt Fish & Chips Commercial (1976)

Ponderosa Restaurant Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Right Guard (Tom Selleck, 1971)

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70s Spots: Right Guard (Tom Selleck, 1971)

A youthful Tom Selleck contemplates his antiperspirant.

“Fire yours and hire ours.”

Happy Friday the 13th! Never fear, to help keep you dry today, I have two spots for Right Guard deodorant. Under the right arm, we have a commercial from August 1971 starring a young Tom Selleck. Under the left arm, another spot in the same ad campaign.

I recognize the faces and voices of the other actors, but can’t put a name to them. Feel free to help identify these folks in the comments.

Right Guard Commercial (Tom Selleck, 1971)

Right Guard ‘Fire Yours’ Commercial (1971)

Previously on 70s Spots: ‘Adventures Of The Wilderness Family’ & ‘Goodbye Norma Jean’ (1976)

More Tom Selleck at Bionic Disco: Tom Selleck for Close-Up toothpaste (1977)

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70s Spots: ‘Adventures Of The Wilderness Family’ & ‘Goodbye Norma Jean’ (1976)

Wilderness Family portrait.

“The best motion picture you will see this year.”

Well, it’s all subjective, I guess. On the projector today, we have two lesser-remembered movies and their TV promos. First, The Adventures of the Wilderness Family.

After that, a story of Marilyn Monroe’s early years in Goodbye Norma Jean. Both TV trailers aired in January of 1976.

‘Adventures Of The Wilderness Family’ Commercial (1976)

‘Goodbye Norma Jean’ Movie Commercial (1976)

Previously on 70s Spots: Pepsi & Gatorade (1970)

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70s Spots: Pepsi & Gatorade (1970)

The logo with ‘a lot to give.’

“You’ve got a lot to live – and Pepsi’s got a lot to give!”

Two drinkable commercials today from December of 1970. The first course contains a bottle of Pepsi. The second course features an early splash of Gatorade. Peek hard and you’ll see the “Stokley – Van Camp” logo (the product’s first producer) on the Gatorade bottle.

The source volume on these is a bit low, so you may want to boost your sound a bit.

Pepsi Cola Commercial (1970)

Early Gatorade Commercial (1970)

Previously on 70s Spots: 9-Lives & Bran Chex (1977)

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