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This 2-DVD set with 17 clips, is an invaluable resource for
researchers, librarians, students and historians on the evolution
of TV Commercials.
A collector’s item, this
2-DVD set is a must have for all those interested in the birth
of Television advertising in the 20th Century Advertising
on the radio was well established when television made its
debut in the 1940s.
That’s when TV commercials
gradually took over from radio commercials. Since then, television
commercials have become the most effective, pervasive, and
popular method of selling products. The first TV commercial
in the United States was broadcast on 1st July, 1941, and
aired just before a baseball game. It cost the company just
ten dollars to run. Before the advent of the videotape, most
television commercials were broadcasted live. However, with
advancing technology, commercials would be produced either
on film or on tape.
The programming was intended
to capture the attention of the audience, keeping viewers
glued to the television set After World War II, the pace of
life quickened and this was reflected in the TV commercials.
Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the average length of a television
commercial was one minute. As the years passed, they became
30 seconds long, and today a majority of commercials run in
15-second increments (often known as "hooks"). Most
of these clips have been produced by The Jam Handy Company.
The brilliant black & white
industrial films for America's giant corporations, such as
General Motors, preserve the finest classic image of America
available anywhere. The Handy Collection is a testament to
the industries & dreams that made America great and the
image of the American dream, as interpreted by the Handy films,
are truly the dream of products that everyone in America could
own, or want to own, at that time.
This set runs around three bucks a disc, for ten hours worth of programming. That sounds to me like a pretty decent bargain. So what if they're 'downloadable' from another website? I actually have a job, so I don't have time to sit and burn blank DVDs that would cost more than this set did to begin with.
The 'wow' factor, or the "I had one of those" phrase comes to mind quite often, especially in the disc involving toy commercials. In addition to the toy disc, you get a disc of cigarette commercials, celebrity commercials, a 'miscellaneous' disc, a disc of car commercials, and a disc of food and beverage commercials.
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It is difficult to imagine life without a TV and even more
difficult to have a TV program without a "commercial
Every program, every channel spices up viewing time with TV
ads as never before. It is a ‘win-win" situation
for the TV channel, for the company sponsoring the ad and
the ad agency and often for the viewer as well.
TV commercials were first introduced, there was a novel quality
about them. They introduced you directly to the products and
explained their use and functioning.
audience was captivated by the information provided, which
was cleverly designed to whet one’s appetite, and those
"hooked" went out to buy.
in this 2-DVD set are 40 TV commercials, which make this a
veritable bounty for the adman, student or professional dealing
with advertising, for it takes one through the pages of advertising
history. By knowing the past one builds a solid foundation
for the future and I am convinced that anybody who owns and
examines the rare clips on this DVD will be suitably rewarded.
Celebrity TV Commercials
A fun collection of celebrities hawking wares in classic television
commercials and public service announcements. Includes both
established actors and athletes as well as stars before they
Running Time: 60 Min
"Available wherever toys are sold!" "Inside specially
marked packages!" "Brought to you by...!" Magical
phrases to those anyone who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Toy makers had magical names, like Ideal, Kenner, Hasbro, Wham-O,
Mattel, Marx, and Remco – names woven into the very fabric
of our childhood.
can forget Slinky, G.I. Joe, Malibu Barbie, Hot Wheels, Silly
Putty, Creepy Crawlers, Avalanche, Fascination, Gaylord, Play
Doh, Mystery Date, Super Ball or Mr. Machine?
Breakfast was fun, too (especially before everybody started
worrying about sugar, carbs and calories).
was filled with commercials for yummy-sounding breakfast foods
like Sugar Smacks, Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula, Maypo, Super
Sugar Crisps, Quisp, Nestle’s Quik, Ovaltine, Malt-O-Meal,
Frosted Flakes and countless others.
Here on one great DVD are dozens of the most fondly remembered
toys, games and breakfast foods from our childhood.
CELEBRITY COMMERCIALS - a fun-filled assortment spotlighting
superstars and sports figures, as well as future stars before
they skyrocketed to fame, pitching products and making public
service announcements. Truly a treasury of classic commercials!
TV Commercials - Over 100 Classic Commercials
Studebaker Lark DeSoto car plug with Groucho Marx Corvair Auto
57 Chevy with Bob Hope & Dinah Shore 58 Edsel Roadrunner
For Plymouth Barracuda DX Gasoline 1954 Lincoln Continental
New Lincoln is like Hi-tech TV Studio Johnson's Car Wax with
'58 Chevy Laurel & Hardy for Standard Gas Hamm's Beer Schmidt
Beer with MASH guy Schlitz Beer with Galvin McLeod Hamm Beer
Grain Belt Beer with Pizza Schmidt Beer with Big Jim Mr. Chrisitan
for Old Miluakee Laurel & Hardy for Hamm's Beer Grain Belt
Beer with Hot Dogs Ed McMahon for Budweiser Phillip Morris L
& M Cigarettes Tareyton Silva Thins Parliament VW With King
Kong Phillips Gas with Gayle Sayers AMC Matador Automobile VW
Van with Frankenstein Toyota Corolla with Frankenstein Simonize
Car Wax with 3 Stooges Texaco with Jack Benny Mt. Clair Chesterfield
Carton Chesterfield Health Report Chesterfield Twin Pack Chesterfield
Carton Chesterfield King Size Chestterfield New Low Price Phillip
Morris Cigarettes Lucy and Desi for Phillip Morris....Last 1
Phillip Morris Cigarettes with Ed, Lucy & Desi Camel Cigarettes
with Ed Wynn & Three Stooges Camel Cigarettes Drive Safely
at Night Drunk Drivers go to Jail Yes on Prop 15 Keep TV Free
Liberty Bonds Airforce With Superman Stunt Men Medical Check
Up American Red Cross with Gary Cooper Crack Kills with Clint
Eastwood Cancer Research with Gale Gordon Christmas Seals with
John Wayne Bi-Cenntennial Bonds with John Wayne Christmas Seals
with Sinatra Saving Bonds with Bugs Variety Club Charity with
Danny Thomas Christmas Seals with James Cagney John Wayne for
Cancer Check Up # 1 John Wayne for Cancer Check Up # 2 John
Wayne for Cancer Check Up # 3 Mark Hamill for March of Dimes
Chief Iron Eyes Cody Litter *Famous commercial with Crying Indian
Great Western Bank....Sutter's Mill Great Western Bank....Sequoia
Trees Great Western Bank....Last Day of Vacation
Mania!, Vol. 1:
From the Liner Notes:"Now fot the first
time on DVD Johnny Legend presents classic double bills of
his infamous "Mania" series.Volume one contains
the critically acclaimed CommercialMania featuring the greatest
weirdest and most mind-boggling TV ads of all time!Plus the
delightfully absurd TV-Mania a compilation of old pilots and
forgotten broadcasts including an all-kiddie western acted
by children and dubbed by adults; an episode of "Suicide
Theatre" starring DeForest Kelley; fads that fizzled
like the "Belly Bongo"; and "Up on Cloud Nine"
a wacky sitcom about a plane that's aboutto crash!"
Runtime: 120 mins
Kids TV Commercials
Those classic ads from yesterday are back once again for your
ultimate viewing pleasure. This DVD is entirely devoted to commercials
for kids. It was a different time back then, and advertisers
didn't really concern themsleves with silly things like product
safety or truth in advertising.
sit back, relax and enjoy loads of commercials not interrupted
by irritating regularly scheduled programming!
now a word from our sponsors... Cheerios Kids Frosted Flakes
Frito Corn Flakes Kool Pops for Frosty Fun Rasin Bran comes
alive Frankenberry Vereal Cheerios free car offer Mountain Dew
Quisp Breakfast Cereal Wheaties Cereal Hershey's Chocolate Milk
Powder Shasta Cola Coca Cola...Come on in Shasta Cola ala Robert
Crumb Coke...It's The Real Thing Jeno's Pizza Rolls with the
Lone Ranger & Tonto Bugs Bunny & Monkees for Kool-Aid
Frosted Flakes with Tony The Tiger 7-Up with Teen Angel 7-Up
first one 7-Up Uncola Comparison Alpha Bits with Frankenstein
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Frankenberry Cereal Shasta Orange with
Frankenstein Weinerschnitzel Hotdogs with Frankenstein Jeno's
Pizza Witch Doctor Tang With Bugs and Daffy Coca Cola Cowboy
Colgate Tooth Paste With Howdy Doody Flintstone Vitamins American
Red Cross with Shirley Temple Secret Sam Spy Kit Gung Ho Commandos
Lionel Trains Quick Shooter Cowboy Hat Galloping Blaze Rocking
Horse Shrunken Head Toy Snub Nosed 38special Tommy Burst Machine
Gun Creepy Crawlers Kids Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Mr. Kelly's
Car Wash Spy Attache case GI Joe Action Figures American Flyer
Toy Train Action Baseball Voice Control Airport Steve Canyon
Jet Pilot Helmet Ideal's Mr. Machine Product Reel for Gilbert
Toy's 1963 Line Barbie Shirley Temple Doll Chatty Cathy Doll
Rin-Tin-Tin Toy Giveaway Bonanza Action Figures Johnny Reb Cannon
Tiger Joe Tank Action Playsets (Space, Army, Cowboy) Kellog's
free Superman Glider Remco Drive-In Theatre Slinky Silly Putty
Etch-A-Sketch Toys of the Future product reel Space Console
Frisbee and Hula Hoop Barbie's Color and Curl Creepy Crawler's
Toy Zoom-it from Mattel Malibu Barbie Toy Boat Space Patrol
giveaway Space Patrol Binoculars Wrestle Around from Ideal
Songs from TV Commercials
1. Ain't Got No-I Got Life (Live) - Nina Simone
2. Someone To Watch Over Me - Frank Sinatra
3. Ain't No Sunshine - Al Jarreau
4. Beautiful People - Melanie
5. Jeepers Creepers - Louis Armstrong
6. Ring Of Fire (Live) - Johnny Cash
7. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
8. Stand By Your Man - Tammy Wynette
9. I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire - The Ink Spots
10. To Know Him Is To Love Him - The Shirelles
11. Samba Pa Ti - Lex Vandyke
12. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - The New Seekers
13. You Made Me Love You - Harry James
14. Mad About The Boy - Dinah Washington
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