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Can someone recommend a Best of "TV Commercials from the 50s, 60s and 70s" DVD? (1 Viewer)

Carlos Garcia

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I am dying for a DVD with some good old nostalgic TV commercials from the 50s, 60s and 70s. There are several out there I know, but which would you all recommend? I know quality is an issue for some of you, but I really don't care how bad they look, I just want to relive old classics like "Speedy Alka-Seltzer-Plop Plop Fizz Fizz", "Coca Cola - It's the real thing", "Dr. Pepper - I'm a pepper, you're a pepper", and other catchy commercial tunes I grew up to and have whistled on and off for the past 40 yrs. Can someone suggest any good TV commercial DVDs to get me started?
 

Mark Edward Heuck

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THE '70's DIMENSION from Other Cinema is a good starting point. It's a bit spotty, and not completely all '70's material -- there appear to be some B&W '60's spots -- or even all commercials -- there are short PSA-style segments as well. Reportedly, it was assembled from 16mm material found in a TV station dumpster. But it's quite entertaining. Among the highlights:

ABC promo spots for the preem of STARSKY AND HUTCH;
A hair dryer spot featuring Farrah Fawcett;
Magnavox ads bordering on furniture porn;
And of course, Iron Eyes Cody's anti-littering ad.
 

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