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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: American Express (Jack Nicklaus) & Atari (Chuck McCann) (1977)

“Man does not live by golf alone.” Two commercials from late 1977 to enjoy today. First, we have one from October ’77 for American Express. Golf champ Jack Nicklaus stars and the theme is tennis. A clever twist! After that, … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Johnson’s Baby Powder & Command Hair Spray (1970)

“Keeps anybody’s baby smooth and fresh.” Two commercials today from the spring of 1970. First, freshen up with Johnson’s Baby Powder from May of ’70. Both of these actors sound overdubbed which sort of deflates the natural vibe they were … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Wembley Ties (1973) & Sears Shirts (Bob Griese, 1974)

“Wembley ties it all together.” Some super seventies fashion today featuring a number of recognizable faces. First, take in actors John Erwin and Ron Masak in a mildly funny Wembley ties commercial from December of 1973. After that, watch famed … Continue reading

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70s Spots: McDonald’s Quarter Pounder & Big Mac Jingles (1975 & ’76)

“Two all-beef patties…” Two classic commercials for McDonald’s now. One from November 1975 featuring a crew of jostling football and Quarter Pounder fans. After that, fast-forward two months for a January 1976 spot for the Big Mac with an appearance … 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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