Tag Archives: Basketball

70s Spots: Arrid Extra Dry & Vitalis (Pete Maravich, 1970)

“I don’t like to smell too pretty.” Keeping with a 1970 theme today, we have two good grooming commercials. First up, a spot from June 1970 for Arrid Extra Dry antiperspirant. The spot shows off the hot new feature of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Converse All Star ‘Basketball Poem’ (1975)

“You’re the greatest – and that’s no jive…” Ladies and Gentlemen, we now present the B Street Five for Converse All Star basketball shoes! The commercial aired in May of 1975…and that’s no jive. Converse All Star ‘Basketball Poem’ Commercial, … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spots #373, 374: Gillette – Jerry West & Barber Shop Quartet (1973)

“Foamy! How we love ya! How we love ya!” Happy Sunday! Here’s two fine spots for Gillette from October of 1973. First, a great commercial featuring the Gillette Foamy Barber Shop Quartet. This one makes its way onto the Bionic … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Fireman’s Fund & College Basketball (1976)

“Your looking at one of the best known insurance signs – the fire hat of Fireman’s Fund.” On this Sunday afternoon, we’re screening two vintage commercials from 1976. First up, a memorable spot for Fireman’s Fund Insurance starring their spokesperson … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Rise Shaving Cream With Billy Cunningham (1971)

“To prove a point – I’m about to shave without using any water.” Time to lather up our Daily 70s Spot. Here we have an ancient Rise shaving cream commercial featuring Billy Cunningham of the Philadelphia 76ers. Spot aired in … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot: Bill Russell for long distance telephone (1975)

“Long distance is the next best thing to being there.” Time to get on the court and dribble out our Daily 70s Spot. Today we find basketball great, Bill Russell (Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics) for long distance telephoning. The commercial … Continue reading

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