Various Commercials 1950s and 1960s



A few observations.

* Nowadays, to our shortened attention spans, sixty seconds feels like WAR AND PEACE.

* Is that the voice of Orson Welles for American gasoline?

* Why is the narration for the Coke stewardess ad a hybrid of THE TWILIGHT ZONE and DRAGNET?

* This was surely the apex of pop surrealism in advertising.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun May 09, 2021
     Category: Advertising | Surrealism | 1950s | 1960s





Comments
From the second commercial:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Matter_What_Shape_(Your_Stomach%27s_In)
Posted by S. Norman on 05/10/21 at 08:03 AM
make that:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Matter_What_Shape_(Your_Stomach%27s_In)
Posted by S. Norman on 05/10/21 at 08:05 AM
Fascinating musical trivia, S. Norman, unknown to me. Thanks!
Posted by Paul on 05/10/21 at 11:39 AM
That brought up names that I haven't seen in years, but at that time were widespread in the markets. As an example, I haven't seen Noxema shave products or the Bactine name on the shelves for the longest time. I did like the Heinz pickle advert with its influence taken from the Bond movies. I got a giggle from that one.
Posted by KDP on 05/10/21 at 12:27 PM
Arnold Palmer in the golf shots in 2nd Coke ad,
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/11/21 at 10:45 AM
We’re so used to rapid cutaways and quick edits in commercials today that anything shot before the 1980s seems downright slow-paced. Thank you, MTV!
Posted by Brian on 05/12/21 at 04:19 PM
Charlotte Rae in the last one. Never seen her so vampy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Rae
Posted by FRANK on 05/12/21 at 05:26 PM









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