Don Adams for Aurora Skittle Pool

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Don Adams was heavily involved in advertising and promotion for Aurora Skittle Pool. In addition to this commercial, he is pictured on the box for the game, which was released in 1972.

Susan Dey for Cover Girl

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This commercial for Cover Girl Clean Make-Up features Susan Dey and is likely from the late 1960s before The Partridge Family (Dey played daughter Laurie Partridge on the sitcom, which ran from 1970-1974). It was aired in color but this is from a black-and-white print.

Donna Reed Show Campbell Soup Giveaway

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Although I initially referred to this as a commercial, it isn’t really what most people would call a commercial. Instead, it is an announcement for a Campbell Soup giveaway in which viewers could send in ten labels and get Campbell Soup bowls or mugs. It would have been attached to an episode (or episodes) of The Donna Reed Show, which was sponsored by Campbell Soup Company. The very beginning is cut off, so you can’t tell exactly what Donna Reed is saying but it is probably something along the lines of “stay tuned after the show” or “coming up after the show.” Note the fade to black after the first seven seconds. Either the entire show or a portion of it would have aired following Reed’s brief introduction to the contest. Then, Reed explains the contest. At roughly the :45 mark Reed stresses the fact that viewers had to send in ten different labels.

After the announcement is another fade to black and then a sponsor spot for various Campbell Soup products and a notice that the upcoming episode would be sponsored by Johnson & Johnson (the show’s original alternate sponsor). Based on the expiration date of November 30th, 1961, this was from the 1961-1962 season, The Donna Reed Show‘s fourth.

Garfield for Alpo Cat Food

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Here’s a 1990 commercial for Alpo Cat Food featuring Garfield, perhaps the most famous cat in America.

Sandy Duncan for Noxzema Skin Cream

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Here’s a commercial for Noxzema Skin Cream featuring Sandy Duncan, from the 1970s.

Cheryl Tiegs for Breck Hair Color

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Here’s a 1968 commercial for Breck Hair Color featuring Cheryl Tiegs, in which she doesn’t say a single word. Instead, she just shakes her hair to show off its beautiful Breck color. The last few seconds are missing.