Monday, December 29, 2014
At Flashbak: Great Sci-fi Magazine TV Commercials of the 1970s and 1980s
My latest article at Flashbak remembers TV commercials...for genre magazines. I remember seeing many such commercials when I was a kid growing up in the New York/New Jersey area.
Here's a snippet and the url: (http://flashbak.com/great-sci-fi-magazine-tv-commercials-of-the-1970s-and-1980s-28268/ )
"So…anyone remember magazines?
That’s just a joke, of course. Printed magazines are still around in the year 2014, but since the arrival of the Internet many of the great one, long-lived ones (especially in the genre), like Cinescape and Starlog have completely disappeared from newsstands.
It wasn’t always this way. In the 1970s and 1980s, the genre witnessed a great magazine boom, so much so that magazine budgets were often flush enough to afford TV advertising.
Here are some TV commercials for genre magazines from that era..."