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70s Spots: ‘Oh, God!’ (George Burns) & The Tony Awards (1977)

“I’m a big hit. Socko! Boffo!” Two entertaining spots from the entertainment industry for our Friday. First, George Burns narrates a November 1977 promo for his hit film, “Oh, God!”. Second, a May 1977 ABC promo for the Tony Awards. … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spot: George Burns For Raleigh Tobacco (1976)

“The quality pipe tobaccos of America.” Time for the Saturday 70s Spot. Here we find George Burns, enjoying a great resurgence of popularity in the 1970s, shilling for Sir Walter Raleigh pipe tobacco. Burns was known for his cigar smoking … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Oh, God!’ (1977)

Oh, God! was directed by Carl Reiner and hit theaters in October of 1977. The comedy was a commercial and critical success and ended up the seventh highest-grossing film of the year. The movie stars singer-songwriter, John Denver as Jerry … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Going in Style’ (1979)

Going in Style, a comedic story about a trio of old-timers who set out to rob a bank, hit theaters in December of 1979. The film, written and directed by Martin Brest, stars George Burns (Joe), Lee Strasberg (Willie) and … Continue reading

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