Perhaps the great ad agencies have vaults where all the old ads are kept. Perhaps some day we will get a full history of who wrote them, who produced them, who wrote the music, who played it, who did the voices.
But I doubt it.
Most old radio shows are missing the commercials - as if that wasn't really an integral part of the show. It's a pity. A full accounting of the era might dispel the suspicion that most of the creative energies went into television. The medium wouldn't get inventive again until the 70s.
Zut alors: what better place for a deodorant ad?
Here's Bob & Ray! Actually, no.
Groovy, man: John Farnham does an ad for Fanta.
Doan Koan: the pills that never went away.
More Doans. 1960s campaign aimed at the housewife.
Kingston Trio. Like you've never heard them before!
Kent Cigarettes: #1 in a series from 1962.
Kent Cigarettes: #2. They were a good smoke.
Give to charity. Fight commies and witch doctors!
Commanders. Not a famous cigarette, but I'm sure it satisfied.
Ex-Lax. Take it - for a cold?
The nice lady with the plates and coupon books.
Here's Maurice for that Gallic-charm angle.
Good Luck Soup did not have enough to stick around.