Featuring Celebrities

Commercials from old time radio or television.
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Featuring Celebrities

Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:37 pm

Here's one with Spanky in a bicycle ad shown in theaters. It reminds me of that one knife infomercial that was shown in theaters.
https://youtu.be/_NMDkeMNc_c
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Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:43 pm

A bizarre Nestle Quik ad with Roy Rogers.

https://youtu.be/1QYOXxTMxRY
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Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Arthur Godfrey with a very amusing commercial for Lipton Soup. I kind of want some now. 🙂🙂
https://youtu.be/vAixx8G2wzU
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Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:02 pm

Wow!!! This is one of the most interesting toys I've seen. Remco Movieland! Patty Duke is the little girl. (I admit, had to find that out for myself.)

https://youtu.be/R4egNsCL2NI
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Post by Kitty » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:14 pm

Here's Howdy Doody for Colgate Dental Cream. Dig that crazy stop motion!
Come to think of it, up until now I have never seen Howdy Doody in action. I didn't know he was a marionette. I thought he was a ventriloquist dummy like Jerry Mahoney and Charlie McCarthy. Howdy Doody was just BAD compared to the ventriloquist acts. But this commercial is cool. 🙂

https://youtu.be/VZXikLjiHUA
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Post by donnie » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm

These are really interesting to watch.

Spanky: Boy, I’ll bet that set up some industrial-strength hounding of parents!

Roy: Well, that was the heyday of the Westerns. Still seems kind of odd - guns + Nestle Quik. :roll:

Godfrey: Yes, I love that one. I have it in my iTunes library and have watched it probably 50 times. (I don’t know why.) :) He knew how to make something appealing, didn't he?

Remco: That's a really neat toy. What if you had one of those in mint condition?? $$$ Yes, I spotted Patty right away.

Howdy: I think that’s actually my first time seeing him in action as well. I never thought about his being a marionette, either. Mr. Decay looks like one scary dude!

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Post by Kitty » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm

I've seen the Godfrey commercial, though I'm not sure if I'd watched the whole thing before. I would like to see more like that. I think it's so appealing because he seems to be actually talking to you instead of yelling confidently as if he's trying to convince himself that it's so wonderful. I think he actually believed in his products. He's also not reading off a script, which makes it looks so natural. I don't know why people hate on Arthur Godfrey so much. He's actually real and funny. It's why I love that Sundial program so much. I wish there were more out there like that!
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Re: Featuring Celebrities

Post by donnie » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:20 pm

Kitty wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
I don't know why people hate on Arthur Godfrey so much. He's actually real and funny.
I imagine it has to do with the Julius Larosa incident. I think that's really what sunk him, to a large extent, in the public eye.

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Post by Kitty » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 pm

Really strange commercial for Jeno's Pizza Rolls.
https://youtu.be/n5vHYpjaUko
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Re: Featuring Celebrities

Post by Kitty » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:14 pm

This Budweiser commercial presented by Ed McMahon is pretty cringeworthy and awkward for so many reasons.

https://youtu.be/dQe2h5xmUI4
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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