Prell shampoo was popular since its introduction in the 1940s, and was best-known for being bright emerald green. Here, see how the product – and the brand’s message – changed from the ’40s to the ’80s!
Why stop the party to mix drinks, when you could have the perfect booze blend ready to go right from a can? That was the theory behind the retro ready-made cocktail mixes that were popular in the ’60s and ’70s.
Take a step back in time and check out some of the most awesome shampoos & conditioners from the ’80s — including a lot of brands you can’t find anymore!
During the first few years that vintage Yoplait yogurt was sold in America, the company played up the brand’s French origins, and paid several American celebrities to promote the product en Francais.
One of the most unusual ad campaigns of the seventies featured gruff Western star John Wayne pitching Datril, a pain-relief medicine that was competing against Tylenol. Find out more about the ads here.
Back in the 1960s & 1970s, if you asked someone on the mainland about Hawaiian music, chances are the first (and probably only) songs they’d know would be by Don Ho. The singer’s smooth, laid-back style delighted millions. Find out how it all began here.
Jolly Time popcorn is an American company that got its start in 1914. Ten years later, they hit on the idea of selling their popcorn in cans to seal in the freshness so every kernel would pop.
Before he was a star among stars, Leonardo DiCaprio was a kid taking jobs where he could – including playing an awesome gum-lover in this vintage 1980s Bubble Yum TV commercial.
Take a scented stroll down memory lane with this look back at some of the most popular vintage perfumes from the ’80s, from both fashion designers and drugstores.
Red, pink, gold & beyond – See the top vintage nail polish brands and colors from the 20th century, with shades & styles from decades ago – see how manicures have changed over the years!
During and after his stint as James Bond, actor Sean Connery played off his fame and good looks by making these ads for Jim Bean Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey – with nary a smile in sight.
Looking back, it’s clear that young Betty White had all the same things we loved about older Betty White – the smile, the humor, the voice, the verve. Here’s a look at the early life and career of this actress!
In the ’60s and ’70s, these vintage ads for stylish vintage Foster Grants sunglasses featured many of the most popular stars of the era – from Raquel Welch to Mia Farrow, Peter Sellers to Robert Goulet.
Throughout the eighties, Cheryl Tiegs – one of the original supermodels – had her own clothing line at Sears. Her branded line of womenswear could be found at malls nationwide, and here’s what it looked like!
Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer, wasn’t just a star on the screen – she also threw her weight behind numerous WWII war bond sales efforts, and topped those charts.
Take a vintage look back at how Americans have loved coffee for generations – plus get some great old-fashioned ways to brew a delicious cup of koe.
Cheap store-bought vintage Halloween costumes like these were all the rage in the ’70s. But how did the finished product compare to their TV show inspiration? We took a look, and the results were nothing short of scary.
In the sixties, up-and-coming actresses were the starlets who helped sell vintage versions of Coppertone suntan lotion – and the popular look of tan, tan skin.
Keds vintage sneakers made their debut in 1916, and are still a widely-recognized brand more than a century later. Here’s a look back at some of their most popular footwear fashions from decades past!
Converse for the U.S. Olympic Basketball team (1968) Just because the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team will wear Converse basketball shoes, should you? Lightning-fast breaks …
This ad for the Mudd brand of cleansing face masks came out while Priscilla Presley was starring as Jenna Wade on the very popular TV show, Dallas.
Lennie’s Story: How Hub Prodigy, Bernstein, became “Nation’s No. 1 Musician.” What kind of man, husband and father is Boston’s musical genius, Leonard Bernstein? When
The old-fashioned Lustre-Creme shampoo was famous for hiring famous actresses to promote their product. Here’s a look at some of the stars!
In 1985, country music star Loretta Lynn shared this recipe for herb batter fried chicken, which she said was ‘crisp as a country morning.’
This unusual home in the hills of Oakland, California is tree house – with a modernist design – belonging to Dave Brubeck, known as ‘Mr. Jazz’ to his fans.
I’ve just received the most beautiful gift ever… my shining new cedar Lane hope chest is as unexpected, as precious, as my first love letter – and as lucky, somehow, as a four-leaf clover.
From all these beautiful Bigelow carpet styles, celebrities Lucy & Desi Arnaz chose their dream carpet to decorate their home.
Back in the forties, men and women didn’t go out with a bare head – so what vintage hats were popular in the 1940s? Take a trip back in time and see the must-have headgear styles from yesteryear.
Supermodels like Iman and Paulina came together for this ’80s ad series from Pantene, with the memorable tagline, ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.’
Talk show host Johnny Carson created a line of suits in the seventies – mostly all polyester, and they came in dozens of different colors and styles.
Tang orange drink was advertised as a ‘new breakfast drink discovery’ when it was introduced in the ’50s, and went on to become a part of pop culture.
After she wondered if humans have a primal craving for hamburgers – hot, juicy and so simple – here’s Cybill Shepherd’s favorite hamburger recipe.
Betty Grable’s legs: They have now achieved the stature of a major Hollywood landmark LIFE – June 7, 1943 No one since Paavo Nurmi has
Jell-O’s Soft Swirl packaged dessert mix debuted in 1971, and joined its cousin – pudding mix – on supermarket shelves. Compared to pudding, the new product was more mousse-like.
What were cruise ships like a few decades ago, when vacation cruises were getting popular? See food, entertainment, rooms & pricing from the ’80s cruises!
In 1975, Chrysler released the Cordoba – and sales were helped along by TV ads featuring the great Ricardo Montalban and his famous mention of the car’s soft Corinthian leather.
See how the famously handsome football star Joe Namath used to pitch rocker-recliners and other easy chairs from La-Z-Boy… and the ads weren’t exactly subtle.
Some microwave oven questions & answers from the early 1970s! Plus tips like: “Just plug it in and turn it on. The food gets hot. The oven stays cool. If you want, you can even cook on paper plates.”
Take a look back at 20 of the Lincoln Continental classic cars that Ford produced back in the ’70s — including the Mark III, IV and V.
Take a look back at these old-fashioned La-Z-Boy recliners and vintage easy chairs from the ’70s – the decade of the velvet and plaid reclining chairs!
Companies promoted it. Celebrities touted it. Everyday people paid attention, and then spent hours in the sun, trying to get the perfect suntan.
America flipped over Farrah Fawcett’s famous feathered hair back in the seventies, and the trendy retro Farrah hairstyle was copied by millions of women.
Dick Van Dyke has never loved giving interviews or making personal appearances, but we found a few time the talented man talked about his life and career.
See the kind of tips that millions of women used to get the beautiful and stylish 1920s eye makeup in the age of flappers, jazz clubs & speakeasies.
Forever Krystle & Carrington were his and hers fragrances created to capitalize on the popularity of the TV show Dynasty.
You may never drive like golfer Jack Nicklaus off the tee. But you sure can on the road in the 1976 Grand Prix & the 1979 Pontiac Grand LeMans Safari station wagon.
Orange-filled party cake recipe Yellow cake 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups milk 2/3 cup margarine or butter-flavor Crisco shortening 1-1/2
In the ’80s, popular Dynasty actress Linda Evans made a series of ads promoting Clairol Ultress hair color – take a look back here!
Young Brooke Shields on the cover of American Home magazine Brooke on the Thanksgiving issue – November 1975 Young Brooke Shields for Colgate (1975) Young Brooke Shields
In 1976, Kojak actor Telly Savalas took a little time out to pose for a few ads for Gillette razor blades. Here’s how it went, baby.
Take the advice of the ol’ master of relaxation, Bing Crosby… take a comfort break in a La-Z-Boy Reclina-Rocker.
These vintage Sunbeam Hot Shot kitchen accessories made hot water for tea, hot chocolate, coffee – and were promoted by actress Shirley Jones.