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It’s Dinner Time – Music for TV Dinners

Need a compilation of some catchy tunes? Well, you’ve come to the right diner! I was hungry for more lounge music and found “Music for TV Dinners: The Sixties.” For those that don’t know many lounge artists, this is a great compilation with a tasty mix of library music. The album includes artists such as Syd Dale, Laurie Johnson, and of course the great Alan...

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Written by Christopher in Television

Commercials From the 1960s

Various television commercials for cars, shaving products, food and everything else that made this decade great! What are your favorite commercials from this period?...

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The Cocktail Nation

Christmas Specials From the Past – Queue the Cheesiness

If you lived in the 1950s, 60s, 70s––or even the 80s––you probably spent some of your time watching television during the Christmas season. (This was back when it wasn’t inclusively referred to as ‘the holidays’.) Apart from the Christmas or holiday-themed episodes of your favorite TV series, you might have also sat through a music-filled extravaganza special, featuring some of the superstars of the day....

Mad Men Casting Call
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Mad Men Casting Call

If you always wanted to work in the advertising business in New York circa 1962, here’s your chance! AMC are advertising a contest for a walk-on role for season 4 of the series which basically means that you have a chance to get a small speaking part in a future episode. To enter the competition pick up your casting call entry code at a Banana...

Retro Future from Motorola
Written by Christopher in Advertising

Retro Future from Motorola

I always found the Motorola TV ads from Taschen’s book All-American Ads of the 60s very unique. They feel so retro but still very futuristic at the same time and I love the way they portray the future in such a optimistic and bright way that was only possible in the mid 20th century. The illustrations were drawn by Charles Schridde and the advertisements were...

Mad Men – Season 3 Promo
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Mad Men – Season 3 Promo

Season 3 of the Emmy Award-winning series Mad Men featuring the adventures of Don Draper and his team of creative people at New York based ad agency Sterling Cooper will premiere on Sunday, August 16 at 10pm on AMC. For those of you who want to catch up with the previous season, AMC is hosting a Season 2 marathon on Monday, August 10, from 7am...

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