Category Archives: TV Commercials

Classic National Premium Beer Commercials

Visit the new fan site for National Premium Beer and share your stories and images! They have some great old ads and history on about this “upscale” adult beverage. Here’s some National Premium commercials from Atomic TV’s “Atomic Cocktail Hours.” Note: … Continue reading

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“Fool’s Gold” – Santo Rigatuso: The Man with the Four-Way Lips

By Michael Anft, Photos by Steven Brown (Baltimore City Paper, 2/16/1990) David B. Irwin had just formed his own law firm with four associates. His library wasn’t yet stocked and furniture was still being moved in when his firm’s first … Continue reading

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Mr Ray’s Hair Weave

Hi, I’m Mr. Ray: He’s a television legend in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia. Yes, it’s Mr. Ray of Mr. Ray’s Hair Weave, the Bawlmerese-accented pitchman who famously rebuffed John Waters’ entreaty to narrate Pink Flamingos (forcing Waters to instead … Continue reading

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“Hook One, Dunk One, Put it Away, Gotta Play that Trash Ball Every Day”

You can’t ignore the fact that Baltimore is a filthy city, ridden with chicken bones, plastic bags, soda bottles and food wrappers. Don’t you think it’s time to bring back “Trashball” — one of the most ingenious “stop littering” ad campaigns … Continue reading

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