Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CLASSIC TV AND RADIO COMMERCIALS FROM THE 1920's TO THE 1960's


















Classic Tobacco Commericals -
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LP1BZ5I2

Classic Commercials 1960 -
http://www.archive.org/download/Televisi1960/Televisi1960.avi

Various Classic Commercials -
http://www.classictvads.com/classicindex.shtml

Classic Toy Commercials From The 50's And 60's -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dZe_cmZNDA

Vintage Coca Cola Commercial -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dZe_cmZNDA

Classic Radio Commercials 1920's to 1950's -
http://www.oldtimeradiofans.com/old_radio_commercials/

This is a bit of a change of pace from my usual posts...I did a sweep of the internet and collected a bunch of different retro commercials for your visual and listening enjoyment. Gasp in wonder at the kitsch, corny, sexist and just plain wrong advertising that has left an indelible mark on pop culture and society at large. Many of the biggest corporations in the world are featured in the above collections and it's interesting to see what techniques they employed in the past to spruik their products. Probably the most gobsmacking is Fred And Barney from the Flintstones cartoon being used in an advertisement for Winston Cigarettes, WTF indeed. You can download that one here or through the last of the links on my list. Enjoy.

6 comments:

DonHo57 said...

Now I'm heading off to work feeling like a 10-year-old after watching these. Thank for the memories, Frolic!!!!!

Mr. Craig said...

My pleasure indeed.

GezaCsath said...

Lovely, thanks for your dedication here.

Max said...

very nice, thx !

Anonymous said...

Hey, is that Alice from the Brady Bunch in that picture?

Mr. Craig said...

I don't know if that's Alice, but let's say it is anyway just for fun!