Wednesday, March 01, 2017

A Brief History of Ridiculous Celebrity Endorsements

A Brief History of Ridiculous Celebrity Endorsements  

Includes some great vintage ads.

5 comments:

Deb said...

The Stevie Wonder ad--wtf did I just read??

And I love Lucy's Roma Wine ad! It would make a great poster. And I can never hear "Roma Wine" without thinking of the old radio show--Suspense? The Whistler?--that was always "brought to you by Roma Wine!"

Don Coffin said...

My favorite was Lucille Ball drinking wine through a straw. Who thought that one up?

Rick Robinson said...

That Pensy Railroad ad with Roy Rogers is a lot phallic. My goodness.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Where is Buster Crabbe and his wife beater ad?

I think they should have had Stevie behind the wheel of a Cadillac.

Dan said...

My favorite is Gene Fowler's "endorsement"of a cigarette brand:
"Cigarettes are poison and I'd give them up if I could, but they're so full of some kind of dope that I can't seem to quit."

For some reason it never saw print!