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Check Out Online Commercial Exhibit from MBC

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 13, 2011 3:52PM

2011_1_13_commercial_classics.jpg The Museum of Broadcast Communications has an online exhibition of classic television commercials dating back to the early years of television. Glad it's online. We didn't want to have to bundle up and view the exhibit from the trunk of Bruce DuMont's car. The exhibit is a wonderful way to decrease your productivity at work. Of particular note is the section dedicated to local commercials, featuring such notables as the Victory Auto Wreckers commercial; an old Marshall Field's commercial ("As Chicago as it gets"); a Commonwealth Edison commercial from 1967 (the screencap we used for this post); and an Eagle Insurance spot featuring Mancow Muller.

Well, they can't all be gems.