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Coffee Ads

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:16 pm
by donnie
Coffeeholic that I am, I have a thing for vintage coffee ads. Some of my favorites are the Maxwell House ones from the 70's with Margaret Hamilton as Cora, the New England village shopkeeper.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mu_y3cI__0

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:28 pm
by donnie
And here is a classy Sanka commercial. Listen to that background music—full early 60's coolness. Nope, they don't make 'em like this anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIATEiacAl0

(No, I dunno why Charlie's in the corner.)

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:03 pm
by Kitty
Margaret Hamilton! For those who may not know, that was the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Did you know she was a kindergarten teacher before getting into acting?

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 pm
by Kitty
That announcer in the Sanka commercial is oddly creepy to me, and I don't know why.

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:17 pm
by donnie
:? Well, he sounds as if he is promoting drug use, which actually... no, wait, it's decaffeinated. :?

That music, from about :30 on...I can close my eyes, and I'm in a Kmart in the 1960's. :D That's the kind of shopping music they used to play.

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:17 pm
by donnie
Another Cora Maxwell House one. I wish I could place the actor playing the husband—he looks so familiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmokWiRvgq0

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:02 pm
by Kitty
I don't know who he is. He only looks very slightly familiar to me.

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:41 am
by Mrs. Danvers
donnie wrote:
Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Another Cora Maxwell House one. I wish I could place the actor playing the husband—he looks so familiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmokWiRvgq0
The husband's name is Nicholas Surovy, i remember him as one of Eric Kane's many husbands on All My Children. The picture on the IMdb page doesn't do him justice, but it's him. He was on in 1983-84 and then came back in 1998. He is an extremely prolific TV actor.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0839708/

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:49 am
by donnie
Thanks, Mrs. D! He really was on everything—no wonder he looks familiar!

Re: Coffee Ads

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:22 am
by Kitty
Wow, Danny! Amazing detective work!! I did some research but nothing came up... But then again I never watched all my children.