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Check out some TV ads from the 50s and 60s

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 1st 2006 3:10PM

60s Coke canA lot of people collect things: stamps, baseball cards, snow globes, coffee mugs, T-shirts. I collect old advertisements. Whether it's print, radio or video, I'm fascinated by the ads of yesteryear, especially the 1950s and 60s.

So imagine my delight when Keith sent me a link to this, 25 minutes of TV commercials from the 50s and 60s on Google Video! Some great ads here, from vintage ads for Colt 45 (that's a beer) to cigarettes. A few ads for an oddly creamy shampoo for women, and there's a Coke ad in there too, and I swear the women doesn't just "like" Coke, she's thoroughly addicted (there's even an address to write to her - I wonder if we wrote something it would get to her, assuming she's still with us?). And that Heinz pickle ad with the old lady has instantly become one of my favorite TV commercials of all-time.

Oh, and if you wait til the very end? The last ad features a young Mrs. Garrett (Charlotte Rae) from The Facts of Life...naked in a shower! Woo-hoo!

Take a look at the retro advertising goodness after the jump.

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When your ready for a bunch of commericals from the 90's let me know. I'll pass my reel on to you.Some of these were never aired in the states. But, incredible work especially the "Kentucky Fried Chicken" with the Star Trek reenactment cast. Very cool.

August 13 2006 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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