COMMERCIALS:

VARIOUS PRODUCTS & PROMO

CLASSIC CEREAL COMMERCIALS from the fifties and sixties Vol. 1 (Approx. 60 min)

You don't have to be a part of the Pop Culture generation to feel a nostalgic twinge while watching these classic TV commercials from the Golden Age of Television -- they appeal to the childhood that everyone had, no matter the time period in which it occurred. We restored all of these wonderful spots on the original 16 and 35mm prints and then transferred then to top quality video tape at the SP speed to insure that you get only the finest quality prints. This is the first of what will in time become a many-volume serial (no pun intended). We have given you two rare Kellogg’s spots, one featuring George Reeves with the entire SUPERMAN cast, and the other consisting of a live SUPER CIRCUS show. The collection also includes a Wheaties ad with the DING DONG SCHOOL'S Miss Francis, a commercial for Nabisco' Wheat & Rice with the voice of Mae Questal (of BETTY BOOP fame) as Buffalo Bee, a spot for Pep with the SPACE CADET crew, and one for Ralston Purina featuring the SPACE PATROL cast. Other clips include memorable commercials for Maypo, Maltex, H.O. Farina, Trix (before the Rabbit), Quisp & Quake Dolls, General Mills' Pick-a-Pack packages, Twinkles, Cheerios and more.

SONY COMMERCIALS (USA & INTERNATIONAL) (approx. 36 min)

SONY PRODUCTS INCLUDE: TR 1000 RADIO, TC 100 CASSETTE RECORDER/PLAYER, FRENCH - AUDIO TAPE PLAYERS/RECORDERS, JAPANESE - RADIOS, TAPE RECORDERS, SHORT WAVE RADIO, JAPANESE - RADIOS, TAPE RECORDERS, SHORT WAVE RADIO, RADIO CASSETTE CORDER, SONY RADIO, TRINITRON COLOR TV, SONY TAPE FULL COLOR SOUND, SONY V55, BETAMAX SL 5800 VIDEO PLAYER/RECORDER, BETAMAX HOME VIDEO PLAYER/RECORDER, BETAMAX SL 5000 VIDEO PLAYER/RECORDER, SONY WALKMAN, PROFIELD TRIATRON COMPONENTS TV, SONY WATCHMAN AM/FM, BETAMOVIE VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER, BETAMAX VCR, BETA HI FI VCR, NEW SUPER WALKMAN, RADIO, RECORD PLAYER, CAMCORDER, TV, PORTABLE CASSETTE, CASSETTE RECORDER, BETAMAX VCR AND TRINITRON COLOR TV, BETAMAX VCR, BETASCAN AND TRINITRON COLOR TV, SONY RADIO, BETAMAX SL 5800 VIDEO PLAYER/RECORDER, BETAMAX COMPONENTS, COMPACT DISC PLAYERS (HOME, CAR, PORTABLE), COMPACT DISC PLAYER (HOME, CAR, PORTABLE), TRINITRON XBR TV, WATCHMAN TV,  SUPERBETA VCR, HANDICAM, AUDIO TAPE, BETAMAX AND TRINATRON TV, MY FIRST SONY, WALKMAN, TRINATRON XBR TV, VIDEO WALKMAN, COMPACT DISC SYSTEMS

 

POLAROID COMMERCIALS (see details in excel spreadsheet) (approx. 23 min)

POLAROID PRODUCTS INCLUDE: POLAROID LAND CAMERA, POLAROID SWING, POLAROID SX70 , POLAROID TIME ZERO , POLAROID 600 SUN CAMERA, IZONE CAMERA AND STICKY FILM, JOYCAM AND STICKY FILM, POPSHOTS, POLAROID CAMERAS AND FILM

 

SUPERMAN PROMO FOR KELLOGG'S CEREAL COMM. (22 min)

With George Reeves as Superman. Cereals include: Corn Flakes, Sugar Frosted Flakes, Sugar Smacks, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes.

 

THE CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT - OVALTINE COLLECTION (60 min)

We have a five-volume set consisting of six original shows that we've restored -- rather expertly, if we must boast -- so that they now look better than they did when they were first aired over 30 years ago. We also have a special volume of commercial spots which cover three sessions of premium promotions in which the viewing kids could send in an Ovaltine inner label and receive the Secret Squadron Handbook, Decoder Badge, Hot-and-Cold Mug, and official patch. With Richard Webb as CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT. But we also include a wonderful historical find -- a CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT spot featuring an unknown actor feigning to be our beloved hero who introduced Ovaltine products and generic serials and cartoons that Ovaltine syndicated for publicity. We'd love to know that actor's identity, so if anyone out there can let us know, please do!

 

THE RCA STORY (approx. 60 min)

Even the RCA Corporation was shocked to hear that we had all their commercials produced from 1954 through 1960, produced and directed by Burt Hecht. Starting off with sales on TV for TV sets, portable radios, ovens, air conditioners, and wireless remote controls. We're lucky that Burt saved all his commercials in general, but now we have all those great Vaughan Monroe spots honoring servicemen and urging us to replace TV tubes that went out all the time. These rare commercials document the development of TV in the 50s. It's a gold mine of TV history.

 

ACHES & PAINS- (approx 60 min)

As long as people have had aches and pains, there’ve been attempts to cure them. Television advertising raised the stakes and the levels of sophistication with graphics, slogans, and some pseudo-science--then Alka-Seltzer came along with a new ingredient, humor. This tape features some of the funniest and most fondly remembered Alka-Seltzer commercials of the late 1960’s, and also some of the oh-so-serious commercials for Rolaids and other stomach remedies, plus the off-beat, angular humor of Briosci’s sales campaign. Remember those Excedrin headache 94, 44, 106.

 

CLASSIC JINGLES Vol. 1 (approx 60 min)

Remember those tunes tied to your favorite (or least favorite) products, that you couldn’t get out of your head? Of course you do--well, we’ve put together a videotape mixing some of the most memorable, a few of the funniest, and a sampling of some of the rarest jingle-based commercials of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, all for your enjoyment. Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV again, we’re bringing you the infectious jingles and signature tunes associated with Country Corn Flakes (based on Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”), Winston cigarettes (they taste good--like a cigarette should), Ballantine beer (which had more jingles than most of us ever knew), Alka Seltzer (“No Matter What Shape Your Stomach’s In”), Sominex, Reinhold beer, Ipana Toothpaste, Slinky, Tootsie Roll, Cracker Jacks , Bryl Creme and Coca Cola, plus rock ‘n roll jingle oddities like Adams Sour Gum (“Sour Power”).

 

TIMEX--IT KEEPS ON TICKING (approx 30 min)

John Cameron Swayze was an announcer and on-air personality on television and radio for decades, but he’s best remembered today as a spokesman for Timex watches. For what seemed like years, he put Timex watches into blenders, mixers, and onto the wrists of men and women doing everything except going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Here’s a collection of some of the best and most outrageous commercial spots for Timex, as Swayze tried to prove that it will survive anything short of a nuclear blast (and that’s one they could’ve done in the 1950’s, at one of our above-ground tests), take a licking and keep on ticking.

 

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