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Quite popular in the ’40s and ’50s was using mascots to promote products and brands. Couple these with classic cartoon and animated movie characters (some of which became mascots as well), and you have a whole other world of “friends” we’ve come to know very well. Many of these characters are as cherished as classic movie stars, creators and pacesetters.

Mr. Bill: Pop Culture Icon of the 1970s

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Oh noooooooo! Mr. Bill! Anyone who was a fan of Saturday Night Live in the 1970s would recognize this as a line from Mr. Bill, one of the most famous television personalities of all time. In fact, Mr. Bill has become a pop culture icon, still seen today in TV shows, films and commercials. Mr.

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Mary Jane Candy

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Remember going to the corner store and picking out penny candy to enjoy on the way home? Mary Janes, the bite sized peanut butter and molasses morsels, were always a favorite at candy counters. The story of Mary Jane began with a small candy company started in 1884 by Charles N. Miller and his three

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