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70s Shots: New York In The Seventies

Inspired by HBO’s series, The Deuce, Esquire magazine has published 50 photographs of New York City from across the 1970s. There’s lots of great shots worth investigating; grungy street scenes, regular folks going about their business, as well as fancy … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Bell System (Dolph Sweet, 1976 & Animated ’79)

“Keeping your phone system the best in the world.” Here’s two spots for Bell System telephone. In the first, from December of 1976, we find actor Dolph Sweet getting us up-to-date on the phone company’s recycling program. In the second … Continue reading

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70s Spots: MetLife ‘Roller Skating’ & New York Life ‘Gen Custer’ (1972)

“We sell life insurance. But our business is life.” Here’s two life insurance commercials from late 1972. Neither one of these spots is dry and boring, so do give them a look-see. First, a charming spot from December ’72 for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: Yankees Franks & Colonial Bacon (Billy Martin, 1978)

“The taste that takes you out to the ball game…at home.” Here’s a pair of commercials for our newly-arrived summer. New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin for Yankees Franks and Martin and Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox for … Continue reading

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70s Spots: American Express ‘NYC’ (1974)

“How many ways can you use your credit card?” Greetings, and Happy Friday! Here’s a spot for American Express featuring testimonials from New Yorkers. The commercial aired in March of 1974. American Express ‘NYC’ Commercial, 1974 Previously on 70s Spots: … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Peter Ustinov For Gallo Wine (1975)

“I urge you to try it.” I can’t look at Peter Ustinov and not think of Logan’s Run. Peter Ustinov For Gallo Wine originally appeared in the August 11, 1975 issue of New York magazine. (Source: New York) Previously on … Continue reading

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