for the days when Penney's sold more than just clothes. But, honestly,
the name "JCPenney" just didn't carry the same clout as "Sears" when it
came to tires and batteries.
friendly entertainment on the tube after school. How
better than that low-rent "Five Points" Santa. We've got Mickey Mouse
and The Magic Kingdom. Top that, Killer!
yeah? You slick mallrats can keep your Disney phonies. I've
got KRISPY KREMES.
doughnuts NOW! Ho! Ho! Ho!
from northeastward, sirens begin to wail. "Roebuck Santa" has arrived
on his shiny fire truck, ready to put out the fiery argument between Five
Points Santa & Century Santa.
a helicopter appeared over the battling Kringles. "Oh no!It's
EASTWOOD SANTA!! We give up!" (Good thing, because Sergeant
Jack was fixin' to arrest the imposters).
VHS tapes are an affordable $29.95. Per tape.
was about this time when movie theaters began using The
Sorcerers' Apprentice as their business strategy. Chop up a giant
theater screen, and it creates 50 little-bitty screens.
BATTLE OF THE BUFFETS!!
just isn't the same without deep-fried breading with a thin sliver of fish-of-unknown-parentage
in the middle.
And last, but not least, how
about some more '70s TV commercials:
DICK REESE ORGAN & PIANO
STUDIO advertised, usually late at night,
on Channel 6. Mr. Reese himself delivered the commercial.
Of note is WBRC's very primitive "Vidifont" graphics generator.
(Were they trying to save memory by dropping the space
between "Green" and "Springs"??)
The Birmingham News Fall 1977: Because we all like to be reminded
just how terribly we dressed in the 1970s!
"THE NEWS is available when you are."
WAPI-TV "NEWSWATCH 13" PROMO Late 1977: features a very young Pam Huff and
Snow, and on the news set at the end of the promo, you can also see
two other memorable channel 13 personalities: sportscaster Gary Sanders
and the lovely Rosemary.