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Topic: Vintage

Old Star Wars Commercials Sold Everything Under the Sun

People who complain about the relentless consumerism of today's media franchises should consider the amount of crap Star Wars produced, back in a supposedly simpler time. Just check out BuzzFeed's…

21 Ads That (Almost) Make You Miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the TV-commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21 years removed…

Leonardo DiCaprio hasn't aged since '88 ad

It's hard to believe Leonardo DiCaprio was only 14 years old when he made this Bubble Yum ad in 1988, because it seems like he's only aged about three years…

LBJ was *nuts* for lightweight Haggar pants

If you've ever wondered what Lyndon B. Johnson's middle initial stood for, it's probably "Bunghole." Or maybe "Balls." OK, so it's actually "Baines," but he still seems disturbingly comfortable with…

Early Catherine Zeta-Jones ad is discovered

Catherine Zeta-Jones did some German film work before she got famous, but it's not what you think. She played an adulterous married woman in the TV spot below for the…

1974 fire-safety PSA: the creepiest ad ever?

Here's some seriously freaky stuff: a 1974 horror-movie-ish fire-safety PSA from England called "Searchers," by director John Krish. The spot is collected on a new DVD called Stop! Look! Listen!…

21 ads that (almost) make you miss the '80s

Grating jingles, DayGlo wardrobes, shrill child actors, cheesy dance montages. If you wanted annoying, you could find it in the commercial breaks of the 1980s. But today, 21…

You can't beat your Johnson, says '70s spot

If you thought "Chevy runs deep" sounded suggestive, you should try this '70s spot for Johnson outboard motors on for size. They just keep saying it. A line like "You,…

Don't smoke, you dirty, lazy, disgusting fool

I say, old bean, adjust your monocle toward this corking anti-tobacco billboard from 1915. Erected in Zion, Ill., it puts even the bluntest "Truth" ads to shame by questioning…

Rich Wanket isn't jerking around in realty ad

This realtor ad from Rich Will Wanket (his real name—you can check his birth certificate) looks pretty old. But it's unlikely it's been surpassed in the intervening years by…

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