TV Ads – 1983 – The Yellow Rose Night Club + Cliff Haby For Nissan Cars + KTVV Ch 36

DOG COMMENTARY: The Yellow Rose is the premier gentlemen’s club in Austin, Texas….and has been since 1983 when this television commercial was aired. It remains the #1 hot spot for live adult entertainment….while providing patrons with the world’s most beautiful entertainers….plus a five star kitchen service that is locally known for their grilled steaks and…

TV Ads – 1979 – Levis Pants + Toyota Cars + Swanson TV Dinners + PBS MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour

DOG COMMENTARY:  Levi products are much more than just blue jeans….for they also produce pants….as seen in this tv ad herewith….trousers, shorts, shirts, jackets, sweaters, T-shirts, underwear, socks, accessories, shoes, dresses, skirts, belts, overalls, jumpsuits and a “big and tall” range.  Their jeans are categorized by fit as skinny, slim, straight, boot cut, taper, relaxed,…

TV Ads – 1984 – William Devane For Chrysler Vans + Yogi Berra For Lite Beer

DOG COMMENTARY: The first-generation Chrysler minivans are a series of minivans produced and marketed by the Chrysler Corporation in North American and Europe from 1984 to 1990….which were sold in both passenger and cargo configurations….as this series in this ad is the first of six generations of Chrysler minivans….which makes this video just another piece of American history.  These Chrysler minivans were…

TV Ads – 1979 – Lone Star Beer + The Ice Capades At The Erwin Special Events Center

DOG ASIDE: The Lone Star Brewery was built and opened in 1884…as the first large mechanized brewery in Texas…..after Adolphus Busch, of Anheuser-Busch, founded it along with a group of San Antonio businessmen.  The original castle-like brewery building now houses the San Antonio Museum of Art.  Lone Star beer was the company’s main brand…..which was marketed as “The National Beer of Texas”…. which sponsored…

TV Ads – 1985 – Jeep Cherokee Car + The Atlantic Financial Money Market

DOG COMMENTARY: The Jeep Cherokee is a line of vehicles sold by Jeep under various vehicle classes…..which originally sold as a variant of the popular Jeep Wagoneer,…which allowed the Cherokee to evolve from a full-size SUV to one of the first compact SUVs….and eventually into its current incarnation as a crossover SUV. The nameplate has been in continuous use in some form since 1974….and…

TV Ads – 1984 – Call To Glory Promo + Lloyd Bridges For 1st City Bank + SW Bell Telephone

DOG COMMENTARY:  Call to Glory was an American television drama that aired for 22 episodes during the 1984–1985 season  on the ABC network….as the show focused on USAF pilot Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Craig T. Nelson) and his family, living near Edwards Air Force Base….where Sarnac was stationed during the early 1960’s…..as the show was heavily promoted during ABC’s broadcast of the 1984 Summer Olympics….with the pilot episode…

TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Mazda Cars + Busch Beer + Gillette Atra Plus Razors

DOG COMMENTARY: The Mazda Familia, also marketed prominently as the Mazda 323 and Mazda Protegé was a small family car that was manufactured by Mazda between 1963 and 2003. The Familia line was replaced by the Mazda3/Axela for 2004….which was marketed as the Familia in Japan….and for export, earlier models were sold with nameplates including: “800”, “1000”, “1200”, and “1300”. In North America….as the 1200 was replaced by…

TV Ads – 1978 – Maxithins Feminine Pads + Avon + Tab Soda + American Express Travelers Checks

DOG COMMENTARY: Avon Products, Inc, known as Avon, was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 as a direct selling company in beauty, household, and personal care categories…..who had annual sales of $5.7 billion worldwide in 2016.  It is the fifth-largest beauty company….and with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).  As a boy in West Texas,…

TV Ads – 1979 – Master Locks + Don Shula For Hyponex Lawns + Midas Brakes + Peanuts For Met Life

DOG COMMENTARY: Master Lock is an American company that develops padlocks, combination locks, safes and related security products….which is now a subsidiary of Fortune Brands Home & Security….as Master Lock Company LLC was formed in 1921 by locksmith/inventor Harry E. Soref….which is now headquartered in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.  In 1970, the company was purchased by American Brands from Soref’s heirs…. which was later renamed to Fortune Brands. …