Archive for January 24th, 2013

AMONG TOP TV ADS OF THE 20th CENTURY!

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Voice actor Dick Beals with a statue of “Speedy”

Dr. Medicine Company, makers of Aka-Seltzer, introduced the
"Speedy" character in 1951. He was originally conceived by
Creative Director George Pal of the Wade Ad Agency and
designed by illustrator Wally Wood. Originally named Sparky,
the name was changed to Speedy to align with that year’s
promotional theme, "Speedy Relief." He appeared in over
200 TV commercials between 1954 and 1964, voiced by
Dick Beals (shown above).

ALKA SELTZER 1959 
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PORTLAND POSTCARD ~ 1932

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A View of the Business Section

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CAR HASN’T BEEN SHOWN FOR 64 YEARS!

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The only remaining 1949 Cadillac Coupe de Ville prototype, of four made, will make
automotive history this year with its first public re-appearance in nearly two-thirds of
a century at the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to be held on the grounds of The Golf Club of Amelia Island, March 8-10.

The car was given as a gift by General Motors to former CEO Charlie Wilson upon
his departure from GM to serve as President Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense
in 1953. Wilson drove the automobile during his four-years in office.

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Charlie Wilson

1949 coupe deville ad

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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NEIL DIAMOND HAS TURNED 72!

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Singer-songwriter Neil Leslie Diamond has sold over 115 million
records worldwide including 48 million in the U.S. alone as of
2001. He is considered to be the third most successful adult
contemporary artist ever on the Billboard chart behind Barbra
Streisand and Elton John. Neil Diamond was inducted into the
Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 2011.

 

 

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