Just Commercials... Really Old Ones.
April 10, 2007 9:01 PM   Subscribe

An amazing collection of classic American television commercials. Sorted by category: Eat, Drink, Smoke, Clean, Groom, Shop and Travel. Includes descriptions and historical background. The commercials can be viewed in either RealPlayer or MediaPlayer format, and newer ones will work in both IE and Firefox.
posted by amyms (7 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
The site also includes an obsessively extensive tribute page to Margaret Hamilton (best known as The Wicked Witch Of The West in The Wizard Of Oz).
posted by amyms at 9:04 PM on April 10, 2007

Good potential for the site, but I was hoping for something that would really yank the old nostalgia chain. Not sure what that might have been, but Kenner Toys comes to mind.
posted by Goofyy at 11:49 PM on April 10, 2007

Ditto for old Indian advertisements and commercials. I was sure this was posted here before, but the searchbox turned up nothing:/
posted by stumbling at 12:14 AM on April 11, 2007 [1 favorite]

Rats, not enough. I am still looking for an old lingerie ad with Michael York and another with Christopher Reeves. The one with Reeves has him sitting on a stool with a plain background talking about an old love that wore flannel shirts and this lingerie - then he drifted off in his thoughts. That was it. Marvelous ad.

Flannel good. Hmmmmm.

I'm still looking for that ad....
posted by fluffycreature at 3:21 AM on April 11, 2007

omg, What a fun site! Thanks amyms, you've made such fun and interesting posts.
posted by nickyskye at 3:32 AM on April 11, 2007

I seached in vain on the "Smoke" pages for the Doral ads with the jingle "Taste me, taste me/C'mon and taste me/That's all Doral asks"...sigh.

Also, I remember some brand of pipe tobacco used to have TV commercials here in the US, but none of my pipe-smoking friends remember which brand it was, either.
posted by pax digita at 7:59 AM on April 11, 2007

THese predate me... I'm wondering if there are any pages of ads from the 70's and 80's?
posted by mert at 11:01 AM on April 11, 2007

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