Tag Archives: 70s Electronics

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

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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

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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

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70s Spots: Polaroid (Garner & Hartley) & RCA TV (Cicely Tyson) (1977)

“The simplest camera in the world.” How goes the fledgling weekend? Thanks for checking in for a double dose of nostalgia. Here’s two spots that aired in October of 1977. First, the famous team of James Garner and Marriette Hartley … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Panasonic TVs & Sony Cassette-Corder (1971)

“More exciting ways to watch TV than anyone else in the world.” Early 70s electronics on the viewer today. First, a supersonic Panasonic spot featuring a silver-suited spaceman and a variety of cool TV devices. Get a look at these … Continue reading

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70s Spots: NFL Electric Football Game (1971)

“You start the action!” Raise your hand if you remember NFL Electric Football by Tudor games. Now raise your hand if you remember the disappointment that set in after your first 10 minutes playing with it. Sigh. I had one … Continue reading

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