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70s Spots: Kodak Instant Cameras (Dick Van Dyke, 1976 & ’78)

“Bright, brilliant, bursting color…” A pair of Kodak instant camera spots today. In the first commercial from May 1978, Dick Van Dyke sells us on the Kodak Colorburst. In the second spot from October of 1976, The Crank is on … Continue reading

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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: Nikon Camera ‘Puppies’ (1979)

“It’s not just a camera. It’s a Nikon.” When you need to capture the cuteness that is a box full of bounding puppies – the Nikon EM is the camera for you. According to the commercial below, that is, which … Continue reading

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Daily 70s Spot #394: Bruce Jenner For Minolta Cameras (1979)

“The automatic choice in automatic cameras.” Today, we find Bruce Jenner (now known as Caitlyn Jenner) as spokeperson for the Minolta XG-1. The spot aired in December of 1979. In the summer of 1976, Jenner won the Olympic decathlon title … Continue reading

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