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Rad Ads: Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy (1975)

“Kids think J.J. is Dyn-O-mite!” Notice the ad avoids calling the item a “doll.” Still, it’s a pretty dyn-o-mite toy. Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy originally appeared in the May, 1975 issue of Ebony magazine. (Source: Ebony) Previously on Rad … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Jonathan Winters For Hefty (1975)

“Hefty gives you the right size-bag for every use.” Hef Hef Hef Hef Hefty! Jonathan Winters For Hefty originally appeared in the May, 1975 issue of Ebony magazine. (Source: Ebony) Previously on Rad Ads: Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup’ (1970)

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Rad Ads: Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup’ (1970)

“During a long day’s drive, what you’ll savor most is that Chevrolet ride. And sweet it is.” Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’. Chevrolet ‘Camper’s Pickup’ originally appeared in the May, 1970 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine. (Source: Popular Mechanics) Previously on Rad … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: ‘Join The Olivetti Girls’ (1972)

“Hey! If you work in an office and type on an electric typewriter, join us. Be an Olivetti Girl!” Yes, this is an ad for typewriters, adding machines and copiers. ‘Join The Olivetti Girls’ originally appeared in the April 17, … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Jack Wild, ‘Some Beautiful’ (1970)

“14 million. That’s a lot of anything, especially people…but that’s how many people tune in H.R. Pufnstuf every Saturday morning on the NBC-TV network to watch Jack Wild and his friends.” “Some Beautiful” appeared on 1970’s The Jack Wild Album. … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: American Motors’ Hornet Sportabout Wagon (1972)

“When you buy a 1972 Hornet Sportabout, you get the only wagon made in America that gives you sleek, racy looks, a rear lift gate and 60.8 cubic feet of cargo space.” Available in mustard yellow with a shaggy puppy … Continue reading

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