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  • Mason Reese: A truly singular boy

    Mason Reese: A truly singular boy

    Child star Mason Reese was a TV phenomenon of the seventies, whose precocious presence in dozens of commercials led to TV talk show appearances, widespread fame, and even a starring role in a sitcom pilot. He had an uncommon and wizened quality that sometimes made it hard to believe he was actually a little boy. He frequented talk shows, especially “The Mike Douglas Show,” which he even co-hosted at times. It is almost unreal to see a seven-year-old boy, whip-quick, … Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0524: Death In The West

    Image Union, episode 0524: Death In The West

    Image Union program featuring the documentary “Death in the West,” a British anti-tobacco film. The film focuses on the then-controversial issue of whether smoking is harmful to a person’s health and features interviews with people on both sides of the issue. It is framed by the stories of several real cowboys with lung cancer, in order to counteract the image of smoking as a masculine activity. Continue reading

  • [Eye Contact sampler]

    [Eye Contact sampler]

    Clips from vintage TV shows, advertisements, movies, and news. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0630

    Image Union, episode 0630

    A tape of the award winners of the 1983 U.S. Television Commercials Festival. They are: Kolotex pantyhose, John Smith’s Lager, Martini, Cinzano, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, Eggs, Yoplait yogurt, Samboy Chips, Tefal Toaster and Coffee Maker, Wright’s Coal Tar Soap, British Airways, Falstaff Cigars, Terry’s Famous Chocolate Orange, Western Australia, Spontex Sponge Cloths, American Lung Association, Miller’s Outpost, U.S. Open on CBS Sports, Ford Escort, Chameleon Sunglasses, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Budweiser, Rainiers Beer, Stroh’s Beer, Wendy’s, Revlon, Timex Quartz, Kaypro Computer, Pioneer, Great America, Mastercard International, Sentry Insurance, D.O.C., MCI Long Distance, Megabucks, Brooklyn Bridge’s 100th anniversary and Levi’s. Continue reading

  • The 90’s, episode 302: It’s Only TV

    The 90’s, episode 302: It’s Only TV

    Episode 302 of the award winning series, The 90’s. This episode is called “IT’S ONLY TV” and features the following segments: Continue reading

  • The 90’s, episode 109: Offbeat TV

    The 90’s, episode 109: Offbeat TV

    Episode 109 of the award-winning TV series The 90’s. This episode is called “OFFBEAT TV,” and it features the following segments: Continue reading

  • Classic Commercial Collection #1

    Classic Commercial Collection #1

    Collection of black and white commercials, most likely from the 1950s, advertising cigarettes, cleaning supplies, toothpaste, easy to prepare food, beer, and automobile products. Continue reading

  • Classic Commercial Collection #2

    Classic Commercial Collection #2

    A classic commercial collection of both live and on film commercials created in the late 1940s through 1958. It features advertisements from Chevron, Bank of America, Yellow Pages, Robert Hall, Keds, Chemstrand Co., RCA, Bulova Watches, Westinghouse, Dodge, Chevrolet, and Renault Dophine. Continue reading