Eight classic TV spots from 1970, in all their sexiness.
Spot #1 is for Rhude Camper Headquarters in Duluth and Rhude Ford in Hibbing and features longtime Duluth TV personality Jack McKenna as spokesman.
Spot #2 is for Northwestern Bank of Commerce, which is now known as North Shore Bank of Commerce.
Spot #3 is for Goldfine’s by the Bridge, which was one of the nation’s first discount stores. “Soft Touch” Erv and “Easy Mark” Monnie Goldfine opened it in 1962 at 700 Garfield Ave., where Goodwill Industries is today. It closed in the late 1970s, when the Goldfine brothers formed a new company, now known as ZMC Hotels, which owns numerous hotels in Duluth, Superior and across the country.
Spot #4 and Spot #5 are also for Goldfine’s By the Bridge.
Spot #6 is another Northwestern Bank of Commerce commercial with a similar western theme.
Spot #7 is for the M&K men’s and boy’s clothing store, which was a staple of Duluth’s “Friendly West End” for about 95 years. S. Morterud, his brother Pete, and Mat Koneczny founded it in the 1870s. By the late 1960s it was one of the largest stores in the area. Jack McKenna is also the spokesman in this ad.
Spot #8 is for Shake-a-Leg. I’m assuming it’s not a local product, but who knows?
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