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70s Spots: ’80 Chevy Monte Carlo, Caprice & Impala (1979)

“We made it right for the ’80s.” It’s one of those “the eighties are approaching!” days here at the ‘Disco. Join in as we present two November 1979 Chevrolet commercials. First, the 1980 Chevy Mote Carlo is on display. After … 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: Sears Video Game System & Thrifty Drug Store (1979)

“Play up to 371 video games!” We’ve worked our way to the end of the decade this week – here’s two spots from November of 1979. Firstly, a commercial for the Sears Video Game System. This one looks like an … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Mattel Electronics Football & Tyco Model Trains (1979)

“Hey, who’s in there?” Bionic friends! I’ve uncovered a real nugget of nostalgic gold today. A commercial for Mattel Electronics Pocket Football. This was one of my favorite games through 1977 and into 1978. That little white handheld went everywhere … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Hebrew National Hot Dogs & Ovaltine Hot Cocoa (1979)

“We’re Kosher…” Eating and drinking in the late 70s is our tenuous theme today. First, enjoy a classic Hebrew National hot dogs spot featuring “Uncle Sam” that ran for a good few years. After that, take in an Ovaltine Hot … Continue reading

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70s Spots: ’80 Ford Trucks (1979)

“The first new truck of the ’80s.” Here’s two Ford spots from the end of the Seventies with the Eighties knocking right on the door. First a Ford Pickup truck commercial featuring a light bulb-smashing test. (Hint: the truck wins). … Continue reading

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