10/03/2011 12:09 am ET | Updated Dec 02, 2011

Advertising Week 2011: Best Vintage Broadcast And Print Ads From 1950s-1980s (VIDEOS)

The best-known print and broadcast advertisements can serve as time capsules that can instantly transport the modern viewer to the era of their inception.

Some, like the derriere-bearing Coppertone Girl or the animated Tootsie Pop commercial, span across multiple generations -- while others like Wendy's memorable "Where's the Beef?" campaign -- exist only for a short window for time. More often that not, many are often laughably high in kitsch value, even if they can spark adolescent memories years later.

Oct. 3 kicks off Advertising Week, New York's premier annual gathering of marketing and communications leaders from around the world. In honor of the week, Huff/Post50 is taking a look at some of the most memorable vintage advertisements from 1955 through 1984 here: