Friday, July 24, 2015

The Rolling Stones- Time is on My Side (1964)

This clip features The Rolling Stones performing their hit single "Time is on My Side" in their first guest appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. An interesting note is that Ed Sullivan was shocked by the fact that the men had long hair and stated that they would not be invited back. He subsequently invited them back several times.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Casper the Friendly Ghost- Boo Moon (1953)

Boo Moon is a classic 1950s animation short featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost. It begins with Casper emerging from a subway station following a crowd of scared strangers. He finds a man offering a look at the moon through a telescope and approaches him but scares him away. Casper looks through the telescope and sees the smiling man on the moon and decides to go there for a visit. Boo Moon is a theatrical cartoon short that was released on January 1, 1954 in 3D format as a Stereotoon. It was produced by Famous Studios for the Casper the Friendly Ghost series and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Animated Skippy Peanut Butter Commercial (1956)

This animated commercial for Skippy Peanut Butter talks about the "old-style" peanut butter products that were oily, sticky and didn't stay fresh for very long. The announcer states that this all changed in 1933 when Skippy Peanut Butter hit the shelves.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

General Mills True Heat Iron Commercial (1951)

This commercial for the General Mills True Heat Iron aired in 1951. Also includes a promotion for the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, the "fastest selling book in America". The iron was advertised for $14.95 with the cookbook added at no additional cost.