bibliographic specialist (bib_specialist) wrote in vintage_ads,
bibliographic specialist

I'm sure you recognize this lovely melody as Stranger in Paradise, but did you know........

This is truly one of the all-time classic commercials. According to Wikipedia, it was the longest running nationally seen commercial in American TV history, from 1971 to 1984. It ran constantly especially on independent stations like channels 5, 9, and 11 in NY. Anyone who lived through the 70s remembers it, and probably memorized the script and the order of the songs. The prices quoted steadily rose during its run, the "Columbia House" of the original commercial was replaced by "Vista Marketing" (you can tell that they dubbed it in), and the man in the ad, actor John Williams, died in 1983. But the ad went on and on. Ahhh, its a priceless historic commercial, that will enrich every home.
Tags: 1970s, music
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