Tag Archives: 1978

70s Spots: ‘All My Children,’ ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ & ‘Operation Petticoat’ (1978)

“Love in the afternoon…” Going back 39 years to August of 1978, we have a few ABC TV promos on display. First up, a spot for daytime soaps Ryan’s Hope and All My Children. You’ll find Susan Lucci as Erica … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Natural Light Beer (Norm Crosby) & Miller High Life ‘Karate’ (1978)

“You can call me ‘Ray!’” A frosty batch of beer commercials on-tap for today. First, we find comedians Norm Crosby and Bill Saluga in one of a series of spots for Natural Light. You’ll know Saluga better as “Ray J. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Chevy Nova Police Cars & Monte Carlo (1977)

“Put a little distance between yourself and the crowd.” Two Chevy commercials from November of 1977 for you today. First up, Jacksonville, Florida’s Nova police car line-up. After that, a spot for the “Third Generation” 1978 Monte Carlo. Chevy Nova … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Ford Pinto Vs. Japan (Jackie Stewart, 1977)

“Another better idea from Ford.” A pair of Ford commercials for you today. First, we find racing champ Sir Jackie Stewart comparing the ’78 Ford Pinto line-up to Japan’s Datsun, Toyota, and Civic. The spot aired in November of 1977. … Continue reading

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70s Spots: American Express (Jim Fixx) & Blue Cross ‘Jogging’ (1978 & ’79)

“Do you know me?” Two spots today focused on the mid-to-late 70s jogging craze. First we find best-selling author, Jim Fixx (The Complete Book Of Running) ambulating across Paris. The spot aired in July of 1979. Then, a spot from … Continue reading

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70s Spots: PAM Spray & Wheat Berry Bread (1978)

“Save money, calories, and time.” Time to whip out the PAM spray and fry up a sandwich with Arnold Wheat Berry Bread. The PAM spot aired in January ’78 (therefore, likely produced in ’77). The Arnold Wheat Berry commercial aired … Continue reading

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