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Was Orson Welles Drunk On Paul Masson? These Outtakes W...

May 10, 2019

For TV viewers around the turn of the '80s, Orson Welles' Paul Masson wine commercials raised so many questions -- including "Who is Orson Welles?" and "Why ...

What Really Became Of Mikey, The Life Cereal Commercial...

February 25, 2019

In the 1970s, it was one of the most frequently-aired advertisements on TV: the Life cereal "Mikey Likes It" TV commercial. The spot starred a very cute youn...

TV Show Lunchboxes That All The Cool Kids Had

December 21, 2018

Child's lunchbox with painting of characters from the TV series 'Welcome Back Kotter' featuring Travolta, Hegyes, Palillo, Jacobs, & Kaplan. (Photo by Henry Groskinsky/The L...

More Than Madge the Manicurist: The Marvelous Jan Miner

November 29, 2018

Promotional portrait of American actor Jan Miner (1917 - 2004) for the radio program, 'Second Mrs. Burton,' circa 1946. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) ...

Advertising Catchphrases from the Groovy Era

October 28, 2018

Bounty paper towels were and are the “quicker picker-upper.”Since companies have been manufacturing and selling products to consumers, the race has been on to be the bigge...

Memorable Nuggets From 1961

September 29, 2018

Harpo Marx surprising someone on the comedy television show 'Candid Camera', May 1961. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images) Some of the highlights from 1961 brought us some hilariou...

'Please Don't Squeeze The Charmin:' How Mr. Whipple Mad...

September 18, 2018

"Please don't squeeze the Charmin," said Mr. Whipple, a store manager in a TV commercial. And TV viewers, who probably wouldn't have squeezed the Charmin, fo...

Paper Dresses: A Brief 1966 Fashion Fad

September 6, 2018

In 1966, the Scott Paper Company introduced the world to paper dresses, a type of disposable fad fashion that became a short-lived viral sensation. The Scott Paper Company was ...

Genius Slogans And Jingles From The '60s and '70s

August 29, 2018

Many advertising slogans and jingles of the 1960s and '70s are still with us today, for better or worse. Even if the companies that used them have moved on to other v...

Vintage Ads From The Past That We Don't See Today

July 14, 2018

You won’t believe these ads from the past! The series of images show actual ads from the 1960s and 1970s that prove we’ve come a long way, baby! They are unhealthy, sexis...

What Kinds Of Toys Were Kids Playing With In The 1960s?

March 27, 2018

Dad on the floor playing w. his 3-yr-old son who is sitting in the middle of circular toy railroad track, watching an electric train go around in living room at th...

Remember When Smoking Was Sexy?

January 4, 2018

'Hit Parade' Cigarettes Billboard (Photo by Robert Landau/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) For years and years, smoking cigarettes was overly sensationalized. Smoking was considere...

Evolution Of The Daytime Soap Opera

November 4, 2017

Originally, television programming was mostly conservative. Programs mimicked the likes of radio melodramas that were so very popular. Early on in the history of television broadca...