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70s Spots: ‘Owen Marshall’ & ‘The Crooked Hearts’ ABC Promos (1972)

“Thursday nights – here on ABC.” A pair of ABC TV promos from November of 1972 for you today. First up, Owen Marshall, Counselor At Law starring Arthur Hill and Lee Majors. Majors eventually left the series to focus on … Continue reading

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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

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70s Spots: Colt 45 ‘Dirt Drop’ & Schlitz ‘Ship Captain’ (1973)

“If unique is what you seek…” A pair of quality 1973 drinkin’ spots on-tap today. Both of these made me smile and I hope they do the same for you. First, comedian Billy Van is back for Colt 45 Malt … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Paul Masson Wine (Orson Welles) & Morton Steak House (1978)

“We will sell no wine before its time.” Fine dining on the menu today with a wine and steak combo. First a classic Paul Masson white wine commercial starring a seemingly non-inebriated Orson Welles. The spot aired in November of … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Ray-O-Vac (Burgess Meredith) & Bactine (1977)

“Get something started with Ray-O-Vac!” Here’s a dandy, celebrity-filled spot for Ray-O-Vac batteries. The commercial aired in December of 1977 and features Nipsey Russell, Ruth Buzzi, and Burgess Meredith. Star powah! After that, a classic spot for Bactine with a … 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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