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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: Marathon Candy Bar (1974 & ’75)

“Lasts a good long time.” A pair of Marathon candy bar commercials from the Mars company today. First, Patrick Wayne appears as Marathon John in a pirate-themed spot from 1974. Wayne did a series of these commercials for Marathon. Second, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles Cereal (Flintstones, 1974)

“Yabba dabba chocolaty doo!” A Post cereal Flintstones double-header on the table today. These spots for Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles feature Fred, Barney, and Wilma working and gobbling up the goods in a Post cereal factory. Both commercials aired in … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hostess Snack Cakes (Ann Blyth, 1972 & ’74)

“Freshness never tasted so good.” A pair of Hostess snack cakes commercials featuring Academy Award-nominated actor, Ann Blyth (Mildred Pierce). Both of these spots seem to feature Blyth’s real family. The first aired in August of 1972. The second ran … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ‘Sexy’ ’75 Lincoln-Mercury Line-Up (1974)

“Your Lincoln-Mercury dealer – he’s a pretty sexy guy.” Let’s drive some automobile spots onto the lot. Here’s a pair of Lincoln-Mercury commercials from November of 1974 with the new ’75 models on display. They’re sexy as all get out. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hamburger Helper & Morton Lite Salt (1974)

“You can get tired of hamburger – but you’ll never get tired of Hamburger Helper.” Here’s a pair of commercials that aired in February 1974 and may have been produced a bit earlier in ’73. First, a spot for Hamburger … Continue reading

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