Tag Archives: 1973

70s Spots: ’74 Ford Torinos (Hugh Downs, 1973)

“The closer you look – they better we look.” Two spots for the Ford Torino Brougham now. First, Hugh Downs (still going strong at the age of 96 by the way) drives a carpool around Hollywood, CA. Second, a young … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Colt 45 ‘Dirt Drop’ & Schlitz ‘Ship Captain’ (1973)

“If unique is what you seek…” A pair of quality 1973 drinkin’ spots on-tap today. Both of these made me smile and I hope they do the same for you. First, comedian Billy Van is back for Colt 45 Malt … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Papillon’ (1973) & ‘Quintet’ (1979) TV Trailers

“The greatest adventure of escape ever filmed.” TV trailers spooling out now for a pair of seventies flicks. First, Franklin J. Schaffner’s Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. The promo aired in December of 1973. I saw Papillon in … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Sunbeam Shaver (Chuck Connors) & Midas (Vic Tayback, 1973)

“Designed to get all the beard you’ve got.” We’re visiting the fall of 1973 today. First up, we have Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) for Sunbeam Shavemaster Shavers. The commercial aired in October of ’73. After that, good ol’ Vic Tayback … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Jackie Gleason For GE TVs (1973)

“The Great Entertainer.” Two spots today featuring Jackie Gleason for General Electric television sets. First, Gleason appears as Joe the Bartender while introducing the first color portable TV to hit the USA. The spot aired in September of 1973. After … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1973 & ’74)

“Photographs seemingly as real as life itself.” In the early 1970s, one of the world’s greatest actors signed on to star in a series of US-only commercials for the Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera. Here now, are two of those spots … Continue reading

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