Here in the suburbs of Chicago, we're sitting under more than a foot of snow, much of which fell during the New Year's Eve/New Year's Day festivities. What better time to haul out the old SNO-WINGS BY BLAZON!!! And if you don't have any of those any more, what better time to hear a vintage recording an old style pitchman working his way through the recording of an advertisement for Sno-Wings!
This tape came to me in a lot containing a variety of advertising, network and local TV audio, etc., many years ago. No doubt a perfect version of the commercial could be edited together from elements of this seven minute tape, but I think it's more fun to hear the raw, unedited tape of the pitchman.
Oh, and what did a Sno-Wing look like? Well, the only ones I can find online are for sale, so trying to link to a website featuring a picture would probably include sites which will be expired soon, but I did find a picture to share, which is linked above, and pictured below:
While I'm offering up old time advertising rarities, here's a short tape containing three aspects of an ad for Liquid Gold Halo Shampoo, "leaves hair so glowing clean, it stops even James Darren, young co-star of 'Reach for Tomorrow'!" (By the way, this film appears to have been retitled "Let No Man Write My Epitaph", by the time it was released, in 1960.)
Here, you will hear the ad with backing music, the ad copy without backing music, and a longer version of the backing music, minus the voice-over.
Finally, here's a 15 second ad for the Plymouth Fury, which I got a kick out of because of the dealership owner's name: