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TV Ads – 1976 – Vitallis Pump Hair Spray + Excedrin PM Pain Reliever + Public Service Message For MD

Touted as a greaseless alternative to other hair grooming products….Vitalis Hair Tonic was the go-to hair product for up-scale gents who wanted shiny hair without looking like some greasy punk kid….cuz back in the day….Vitalis and its users often referred to products like Brylcreem as “greasy kids’ stuff” ….as  Vitalis is able to provide the shine without the grease….because of “the greaseless grooming discovery V7.” 

Excedrin is an over-the-counter headache pain reliever…..typically in the form of tablets or caplets…..which contains paracetamol (acetaminophen), aspirin and caffeine. Until late 2005 it was manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb….but in July 2005, was purchased by Novartis, along with other products from BMS’s over-the-counter business. As of March 2015, GSK holds majority ownership of Excedrin through a joint venture transaction with Novartis. 

Public Service Messages on television really came into their own in the mid-1970’s on network television….for they were used as vehicle by the federal and state governments to get message for better health out to the viewing public….evidenced by this public service message seen herewith that deals specifically with watching and controlling blood pressure.

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