TV Ads – 1978 – Miracle White Cleaner + Vanish Toilet Bowl Cleaner + Bold Laundry Detergent

Vanish is a brand of toilet bowl cleaner produced by S. C. Johnson in North America….when they obtained the brand through the purchase of The Drackett Company in 1992…..as the Vanish name has since accompanied S. C. Johnson’s Scrubbing Bubbles brand as a sub-brand. Miracle White Liquid Cleaner was a blue liquid additive product that was added to a favorite detergent to make clothes…

TV Ads – 1978 – J C Penney Plain Pocket Jeans + BIC Shaver Razors + Secret Deodorant

JC Penney  is an American department store chain with 865 locations in 49 U.S. states and Puerto Rico…..where in addition to selling conventional merchandise and clothing….JC Penney stores often house several leased departments such as Sephora, Seattle’s Best Coffee, salons, auto centers, optical centers, portrait studios and jewelry repair.  As evidenced by this video herewith…..their plain pocket jean has provided a less expensive alternative to Levi’s Jeans and Wrangler’s Jeans….for…

TV Ads – 1978 – Revlon Make Up + Freshen Up Chewing Gum + Whataburger Restaurants + Pampers Diapers

Revlon is an American multinational cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care company…..which is headquartered in New York City….and was founded in 1932….while being based in New York City….and was listed on New York Stock Exchange. Freshen Up is a chewing gum with flavored gels inside….which is manufactured by Cadbury Adams in Brazil…..with flavors that include cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and bubble gum…..with a fruit flavor that was offered in the 1970’s. Whataburger is an American privately held, regional fast food restaurant chain….which is headquartered and…

TV Ads – 1979 – Comedian Dan Aykroyd For The Moth Masher – A Device Unlike Any Other

Within in the mind of actor / comedian Dan Aykroyd was a vast space that was occupied by many comedic thoughts of places, things and parallel universes…..which was as uniquely his own as any other comedian to ever walk the face of the Earth….including Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams….evidenced by this Moth Masher product that he came…

Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Michigan 125 – Highlights Al Unser Sr Coasts To Pits As Gordon Johncock Leads

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a two-mile (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located off U.S. Highway 12 on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) n the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.  In 1972, Roger Penske purchased the speedway for an estimated $2 million….and during Penske’s ownership the track was upgraded several times from the original capacity to 125,000  seating capacity. In these highlights of the 1979…

TV Ads – 1978 – Memorex Audio Cassette Tapes + US Army + Zales Jewelry Stores + Dunkin Donut Shops

Memorex entered the consumer media business in 1971…..and started the ad campaign, first with its “shattering glass” advertisements….and then with a series of famous television commercials that featured Ella Fitzgerald and then Melissa Manchester….as seen in this video herewith…..when they would sing a note that shattered a glass while being recorded to a Memorex audio cassette. The…

TV Ads – 1978 – Movie Promo For Damien Omen II + Ford Trucks + Southwest Airlines + Mr Gattis Pizza

Damien: Omen II is a 1978 American supernatural horror film directed by Don Taylor…..and  starring William Holden, Lee Grant and Jonathan Scott-Taylor….as the film was the 2nd installment in The Omen series….which was set seven years after the first film…..and was followed by a third installment,  Omen III: The Final Conflict in 1981. In production since 1948….the Ford F-Series includes full-size pickup trucks, chassis cab trucks, and commercial vehicles. The F-Series…

TV Ads 1978 Odor Eaters Shoe Inserts + FemIron Vitamins + Bill Munday Pontiac + Sage Stores ATX

Odor-Eaters is an American brand of foot-care products specifically as shoe inserts and foot powder…. which is designed to reduce foot odor…..while the insoles are made of latex and contain activated carbon which filters and neutralizes odors.  Femiron Vitamins were available and advertising on television in 1979…..and are still on the shelves today in 2019…..but they aren’t doing any television advertising.    Bill…