1/9/18

WELCOME TO 1973 VIA TV COMMERCIALS




Welcome to 1973, as seen through the prism of the American commercial TV advertising industry. In the above 12 minute collection, you'll see Joey Heatherton (then famous, now forgotten), Marsha Mason (not yet famous, once famous, now forgotten), a promo for a desperately unfunny looking soon-to-be-cancelled TV comedy series called 'Temperature's Rising' starring James Whitmore (sort of famous, sort of remembered, great as Harry S. Truman in a one-man show called 'Give 'Em Hell Harry'), a trailer for the TV movie 'Duel', directed by Steven Spielberg (not yet known, now a billionaire) and many other wonderful products, actors, songs, hairstyles, pants and shirts and don't forget 'Shake And Bake'. June Lockhart shills for the Fried Chicken product and makes me wonder if it's still being made...and if so nationally? Or only in certain sections of Trump's America?

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2 comments:

  1. Those commercials are from 1970 as they are advertising TV shows like Matt Lincoln and The Most Deadly Game which were only on that season.

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  2. Good catch but it's probably a mixture of years as the Whitmore TV show apparently aired from 72-74. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperatures_Rising

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