7 UP  -  1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Slogan:  Fresh Up With 7 UP

During the 1950’s 7 UP utilized Fresh Up Freddie as it’s spokesman.  He appeared in a variety of spots showing people how to have parties with 7 UP as the favored drink.  If the character seems to be oddly familiar that may be because it was the Walt Disney studios who produced the spots in the Disney style of the era. 

Mr. Clean - late 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime and grease in just a minute.  Mr. Clean will clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.” 

Bosco -  ca 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:

  • Oh, I love Bosco!
  • That’s the drink for me!
  • Chocolate flavored Bosco
  • Is mighty good for me.
  • Mommy puts it in my milk
  • For extra energy,
  • Boscoe give me iron
  • And sunshine vitamin D.
  • Oh, I love Bosco!
  • That’s the drink for me!

Gillette Blue Blades - ca  1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “Look sharp.  Feel Sharp.  Be Sharp.  And listen mister!  How are you fixed for blades (do you have many?)  How are you fixed for blades (You’d better check.)  Please make sure you have enough - ‘cos a worn-out blade makes shaving mighty tough!  How are you fixed for blades? (You better look!)  Gillette Blue Blades we mean!”

Note:  Gillette predominately sponsored sporting events on the ever popular TV series “Gillette’s Cavalcade of Sports”. 

M & M Candies - ca 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Tag Line:  “Which hand has the M & M’s?”

Slogan:  “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” 

Coke / Coca Cola - ca 1950’s

Commercials

In the early days of live TV programming commercials were an integral part of the program with program announcers, commercial spokesmen or even the stars themselves plugging the sponsors products.

The Coca Cola Corporation entered the nascent television market rather tentatively, sponsoring Edgar Bergen’s first foray in the medium, followed by their sponsorship of “Coke Time”, a fifteen minute musical variety program that with “The Camel News Caravan” filled out a half hour. 

Coca Cola would later help sponsor the “Disneyland” tv series and “The Adventures of Kit Carson” among others.    These shots are predominately from the few surviving episodes of the “Coke Time” series with announcer Fred Robbins serving as the commercial spokesman.  The spots would often run about two minutes in those days. 

The slogans were “Coke Refreshes” and “The Pause that Refreshes”. 

Speedy Alka Seltzer - 1954 - 1964

Commercial Icon

Running Time:  30 to 60 seconds

Slogans:

  • It’s Speedy Alka Seltzer for fast relief today
  • Relief is Just swallow away
  • Plop, plop, fizz, fizz oh, what a relief it is.

Note:  Veteran silent star Buster Keaton made a series of Alka Seltzer commercials during the 1950’s alongside Speedy

Pepsodent - ca 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.”

Notes:

  • Irium - Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • I..M..P. - Isoluble Meta-Phosphate

Brylcreem - ca 1950’s

Commercial

Running Time:  60 seconds

Jingle:  “Brylcreem, a little Dab’ll Do Ya!  They’ll love to run their fingers through your hair.”

        

The Californians - NBC - 9/4/1957 - 5/26/1959

Western (54 episodes)

Running Time:  30 minutes

Stars:

  • Adam Kennedy - Dion Patrick
  • Richard Coogan - Matthew Wayne
  • Carole Matthews - Wilma Fansler
  • Art Fleming - Jeremy Pitt
  • Herbert Rudley - Sam Brennan
  • Sean McClory - Jack McGivern
  • Nan Leslie - Martha McGivern
  • Howard Caine - Schaab