Polaroid Land Camera Advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Polaroid sponsored shows like “The Tonight Show” during which the hosts would take time to endorse the cameras during the show itself rather than cut to commercials. The montage above takes viewers back to a time when fancy new Polaroid cameras cost $69.95 — or $1.19 a week.

Here’s another clip from a 1960 episode of “The Tonight Show” featuring host Jack Paar showing off a Polaroid camera while comedian Jerry Lewis causes a ruckus in the background:

(via Laughing Squid)

  • junyo

    Live ads by the host were pretty common back then.

  • Emily

    gotta love the slow pace of tv back then!

  • TAPman

    Ali McGraw in the “Swinger” advertisments.

  • Flgraphics

    love it

  • DebraPMeredith
  • Bob Harrington

    Anyone remember the square shooter two_ I still have one.

  • rilobilly

    I used to have one of those iZone cameras with the sticky film. They really weren’t as fun as the commercials made them out to be. Haha.