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TV Ads – 1980 – Dick Van Dyke For Polaroid + Coors Beer + Copper Dollar Bar + Southwest Airlines


This video clip of 1980 TV ads features FDS Feminine Spray which apparently made women “keep that fresh feeling longer”…..but we guess not long enough….cuz they’re not around today….but Polaroid Instant Cameras are still on the shelves today.  

The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered (and patented) consumer friendly instant cameras and film, and were followed by various other manufacturers. Having Dick Van Dyke….a true man of comedy….as your “pitch guy” is nothing but wonderful….as Dick is still with us in 2018 at the ripe old age of 93.   

Coors beer has come a long way since 1980….as this commercial was aired almost 107 years after Coors beer was first sold in 1873…..which is a regional division of the world’s third-largest brewing company in the world….the Canadian giant Molson Coors Brewing Company. Until October 11, 2016, the operations in the United States were a joint venture with SABMiller called Miller Coors….as Coors operates a brewery in Golden, Colorado….that is the largest single brewery facility in the world…..and since that time, Coors has been a division of Molson Coors.   

The Copper Dollar Bar was a well known bar and restaurant in Austin, TX back in the 1970’s and 1980’s….which was best known for the many varied bar games to include pool, shuffleboard, pinball machines, video games, et al. It doesn’t appear that the bar is still open in Austin….although we did locate one in San Antonio, TX.   

Then there is Herb Kelleher’s Southwest Airlines…..a Texas company that grew into one of the most financially successful airlines in US history….as back in the 70’s and 80’s, they were short haul carriers….which grew under the incredible guidance of Big Herb….a truly kind and generous man….who seemed to just love people….as Herb created a working environment that was fun and comfortable to work within….as evidenced by this commercial herewith.

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