In 1971, cigarette commercials were banned from the airways in the United States. But thanks to the Prelinger Archives and the UCSF Tobacco Control Archives, you can inhale as many old television commercials as you like right here, with no subsequent health risks.
- Admiral Cigarette Commercial (1897): Now that’s old!
- Belair Compilation (early 1960’s): Lots of nifty singing…
- Camel Compilation (1967 & 1968)
- Cool & Capri Compilation (1967 – 1968)
- Cool Compilation (1967 & 1968)
- Drive-in Movie Ad (1960)
- Favor: Smoke-free Cigarettes (1986): To suck or not to suck?
- Lucky Strike Marching Cigarettes (1948)
- Lucky Strike Square-dancing Cigarettes (1948)
- Lucky Strike Orchestra (1950): Not exactly a commercial, but features the young Frank Sinatra and shows a tobacco auction, among other entertainments.
- Marlboro Compilation (1956 & 1957): Experience the early Marlboro Man!
- Marlboro Compilation, Reel 2 (1958 & 1959)
- Montclair (1960’s): “Just enough in every puff…”
- Newport #1
- Newport #4: A virtual visitation from a goddess of Newport.
- Viceroy Compilation
- Virginia Slims: In case you’ve been misled, women’s liberation was ONLY about cigarettes!
These are great! Used them for a social history class looking at advertising and this is a great window into that world and how products are sold.