Tag Archives: 70s Electronics

70s Spots: Magnavox & Zenith TVs (Lloyd Bridges, 1971)

“Magnavox gives you more.” Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy Funshine Friday! Don’t adjust your set – that is indeed Lloyd Bridges extolling the virtues of Magnavox television. After Mr. Bridges, you’ll find a colorful spot for Zenith sets. Both … Continue reading

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 70s Spots: Jackie Gleason For GE TVs (1973)

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

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 70s Spots: Laurence Olivier For Polaroid (1973 & ’74)

70s Spots: Xerox Automatic Typewriters (1976 & ’77)

“The automatic typewriter that’s twice as fast.” Watch as Xerox goes from producing an “automatic typewriter” (not quite a word processor) in January 1976 to the “Display Typing System” (definitely a word processor) in November 1977. What will them fancy … Continue reading

Posted in 70s TV | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 70s Spots: Xerox Automatic Typewriters (1976 & ’77)