Today we’re taking yet another look at commercials from the Playhouse Pictures. This lot is from the mid to late fifties, and covers a variety of products. Amazingly, I was able to make a post without using any more beer commercials. Anyways, I hope these will all be new and wonderful to you. Now, on with the show…
Early and inexpensive production from 1954.
Daws Butler narrates. From 1955. Butler did a lot of work for Playhouse, both as an actor, and as a writer.
A lot of the Playhouse regulars are featured in these spots including actors Billy Bletcher, Paul Frees, Herschel Bernardi, and Shep Menkin, as well as animators Bill Littlejohn and Gerard Baldwin. From 1956.
Paul Frees and Stan Freberg can be heard in this jazzy spot from 1956.
Bobe Cannon animates and directs. Paul Frees and Herschel Bernardi do some of the voices here. From 1957.
Another one from Bobe Cannon. From 1958.
One in a long running series of spots made for Commonwealth Edison. From 1958.
Of course there were variations on the theme…