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1970s


  • Popular Small Shots 1971 with Jodi Foster

    Small Shots 1971 with Jodi Foster

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    Before Jodi Foster hit the big screen she was a frequent visitor to the TV in commercials. Here she is in 1971 advertising Mattel's Small Shots. Small Shots were a version of Hot Wheels. The three-inch skaters were mounted on a 4 wheel base and were boxed

  • Popular Doritos with Avery Schreiber

    Doritos with Avery Schreiber

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    Avery Schreiber stars in this Doritos commercial from the 1970's. The chips were introduced at the time by Frito-Lay in 1964 (now owned by Pepsico). The phrase at the time was that they "taste as good as they crunch". Doritos actually originated n a resta

  • Popular Ajax Dishwasher Man

    Ajax Dishwasher Man

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    Actor Eugene Roche was the dishwasher man in the 1970's Colgate-Palmolive Ajax for dishes and as he would say "Squeaky Clean" dishes.This was probably Roche's most famous role even though he was well known on Broadway and many roles in movies. In TV he ap

  • Popular Electric Company - Punctuation

    Electric Company - Punctuation

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    Many of us are guilty of using run-on sentences in our comments, making it all but impossible for anyone else to figure out what we're really saying. Please make it easier for those of us who are truly interested in what you're trying to say.

  • Popular Sony Betamax

    Sony Betamax

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    Sony Betamax was a consumer-based video recording device introduced in 1975. The rival VHS was introduced in 1977 by RCA. To compete with the two-hour format of VHS Sony introduced a two-hour format and RCA countered with two, four and six-hour record spe

  • Popular Noxema Joe Namath

    Noxema Joe Namath

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    Joe Namath aka Broadway Joe was still advertiser's darling in 1973. Gunilla Knudson, Miss Sweeden and Miss Universe runner-up in 1961 teamed up with Namath in this ad campaign. Joe Namath quarterbacked the New York Jets to win Super Bowl III on January 12

  • Popular Woodsy The Owl

    Woodsy The Owl

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    Woodsy The Owl is a "spokesperson" for the United States Forest Service famous for saying "Give a hoot, don't pollute", lend and hand, care for the land, and "don't be a dirty bird" The first advertisement was created by U.S. Forest Ranger Chuck Williams.

  • Popular Farrah Fawcett Shampoo

    Farrah Fawcett Shampoo

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    Farrah Fawcett Shampoo was introduced by Fabrege Inc. from the late 70's through the mid 80's. This commercial was from 1978. The shampoo was part of an entire line of Farah Fawcett hair care products. The back of the Farah Fawcett Shampoo bottle said:"I

  • Popular Chiffon Margarine It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature!

    Chiffon Margarine It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature!

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    Actress Deana Dietrich was Mother Nature Chiffon Commercials produced by theD'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles advertising agency from the 1970's and into the 1980's. Mother Nature would usuallysay "my delicious butter" and voice actor Mason Adams would tell h

  • Popular Be A Pepper

    Be A Pepper

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    Be A Pepper was the catchy slogan for Dr. Pepper during the 70's. David Naughton featured here starred in An American Werewolf In London and Disney's Midnight Madness as well as the hit andTV showMakin It. He is most famous and well known for this ad camp

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