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Interlake - "Sox Games Incentive" (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 620

Here's another commercial for Interlake - "A Chicago leader in metals and material handling.", touting their program that encourages good grades and attendance by offering free tickets to White Sox games.

Featuring Bill Sharp, former Chicago White Sox outfielder and spokesman for Interlake.

"Interlake Straight 'A' Day"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, July 1st 1980.

McDonald's - "$6,000,000 Winning Combination Game" (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 435

Here's a commercial for the McDonald's $6,000,000 Winning Combination Game

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, July 1st 1980.

Ponderosa Steakhouse - "How Do You Do What You Do?" with Blackstone & Shari Lewis (Commercial, 1980)

Views: 674

Here's a commercial for Ponderosa Steakhouse featuring Blackstone the magician as well as Shari Lewis and Lambchop.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, July 1st 1980.

WRCK FM 95 - "WRoCK" (Commercial #1, 1980)

Views: 877

Here's the longer, 20-second version of a commercial for WRCK (WROCK) FM 95 - "Chicago's Rock Hits!". Short, like the lifespan for WRCK-FM, which only lasted from May 22, 1980 through December 1980.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, July 1st 1980. (C) American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

Spray 'n Wash with Betty White (Commercial, 1976)

Views: 577

Here's a commercial for Spray 'n Wash laundry spot remover featuring Betty White, notable for the fact that it's not mentioned that it's Betty White.

Featuring an "authentic letter from Mrs. John S. Eagle of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama". Still makes me wonder who would write a letter to a cleaning product. Housewives sure were lonely back then.

(C)1975 Morton Norwich Products, Inc.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, May 23rd 1976. (1975 C...

National Fashions (Commercial, 1976)

Views: 726

Here's another commercial for National Clothing Fashions. With locations in the Loop at 26 West Randolph Street - West of the Oriental Theatre, 3138 North Lincoln Avenue, and 6348 South Halsted Street.

Music sounds to be an instrumental of Yes' Roundabout.

Previously we saw commercials from National Clothes from 1979,

L'eggs Sheer Energy (Commercial, 1976)

Views: 614

Here's an animated commercial for Leggs Sheer Energy brand pantyhose for women.

I don't know about you but I loved playing with the plastic egg when my mom bought these. Instant Mork from Ork toy.

"they're at the L'eggs' Boutique"

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, May 23rd 1976.

WMAQ Channel 5 - Editorial 5 - "ERA for Illinois" (1976)

Views: 564

Here's an Editorial on WMAQ Channel 5 given by Dillon Smith, Editorial Director, on the topic of the E.R.A. (Equal Rights Amendment) and the work being done to ratify it in Illinois. (preceded by a WMAQ-TV station ID slide)

Editorial Voiceovers by Henry Cooke. (thanks to Deb Segal for finally id'ing this other mystery announcer)

Also includes a slide-only bumper commercial for the John G. Shedd Aquarium (hey, is that Dory?) (voiceover by Lorry Young)

Carol Buick, Toyota, Subaru & DeLorean with Professor Corey (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 724

Here's a commercial for Carol Buick, Toyota, Subaru & DeLorean in Evanston which had just moved into a larger space and so they were updating their address from the previous 1033 Chicago Avenue to 1033-1130 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Featuring "Professor" Irwin Corey, the comedian who also appeared on the original Svengoolie show back in the early seventies at least a few times.