Celebrity Endorsement

Aaron Bohrod | Adam Ant | Ade Edmonson | Alan Hale | Alan King | Alexis Smith | Alice Faye | Alice Roosevelt | Ann Blyth | Ann Rutherford | Ann Sheridon | Anne Baxter | Anne Francis | Aretha Franklin | Arnold Blanch | Art Farmer | Ava Gardner | Barbara Cartland | Barbara McNair | Barbara Stanwyck | Ben Hogan | Bennet Cerf | Betty Grable | Betty Hutton | Bill Corum | Bill Superfoot Wallace | Billy Eckstine | Billy Pearson | Billy Rose | Bing Crosby | Boake Carter | Bob Creash | Bob Hope | Bobby Bruns | Bobby Riggs | Boris Karloff | Bruce Forsyth | Burl Ives | Carmen McRae | Carole Landis | Carole Lombard | Carroll Baker | Charlie McCarthy | Charlotte Colbert | Chili Williams | Chuck Norris | Claudette Colbert | Claudine Auger | Cole Porter | Constance Bennett | Craig Stevens | Danny Kaye | Darren McGavin | David Bowie | Debbie Gibson | Debbie Reynolds | Della Reese | Delores Del Rio | Desi Arnaz | Diahann Carroll | Diana Lynn | Dick Schory | Dinah Shore | Don Ameche | Don Budge | Doris Lee | Dorothy Lamour | Drew Pearson | Eddie Cantor | Edgar Bergen | Edward G Robinson | Edwin Georgi | Elaine Riley | Elizabeth Scott | Elsa Martinelli | Elvira | Enid Boulting | Ernest Fiene | Ernie Kovacs | Ernie Reyes | Errol Flynn | Ethel Azama | Fay McKenzie | Fern Tailer Gimbel | Fernando Lamas | Fibber McGee and Molly | Fred Allen | Gary Cooper | Gene Krupa | Gene Tierney | George Brent | George Burnes | George Sanders | Georges Schreiber | Georgia Carroll | Gig Young | Ginger Rogers | Grace Jones | Gracie Allen | Greer Garson | Groucho Marx | Harry Peary | Hedy Lamarr | Herbert Marchall | Hugh O'Brian | Irene Dunne | Jack Carson | Jack Dempsey | Jack Haley | Jack Oakie | Jack Palance | Jackie Oakie | Jacqueline Huet | James Chapin | James Cousar | James Mason | Jane Withers | Janet Blair | Janet Gaynor | Jean Pierre Aumont | Jean Shrimpton | Jeanne Crain | Jerry Colonna | Jim Jordan | Jim McMahon | Jimmy Smith | Joan Crawford | Joan Davies | Joan Fontaine | Joan Leslie | Joe E Brown | Joe Jones | John "Scotty" Poole | John Holmgren | John Ringling North | Johnny Roventini | Joseph Schildkraut | Joyce MacKenzie | Judy Garland | Julian "Cannonball" Adderley | Julie Christie | Jumpin' Joe Savoldi | June Haver | Kay Francis | Kenny Delmar | Laraine Day | Lauren Bacall | Les Baxter | Leslie Howard | Lilli Palmer | Linda Darnell | Lionel Stander | Loretta Young | Lou Reed | Louis Jourdan | Lucille Ball | Lynn Bari | Madeleine Carroll | Mahalia Jackson | Man Mountain Deans | Manny Albam | Maria Montez | Marian Jordan | Marion Martin | Marisa Mell | Marjorie Reynolds | Marlene Dietrich | Martha Scott | Martin Denny | Mary Martin | Maurice Evans | Maurice Evens | Meg Westergren | Merle Oberon | Mia Farrow | Michael Redgrave | Michael Rennie | Miles Davis | Miriam Hopkins | Mitch Miller | Moss Hart | Myrna Loy | Nancy Wilson | Natalie Cole | Nora Martin | Norma Shearer | Olaf Swenson | Olivia de Havilland | Orson Dean | Pat O'Brien | Paul Carney | Paul Conrad | Paul Henreid | Paul Sample | Paul Weston | Paulette Goddard | Peter Barclay | Peter Lawford | Peter Sellers | Phil Baker | Phil Harris | Raffaella Carrà | Raquel Welch | Ray Bolger | Ray Hamilton | Raymond Massey | Rex Harrison | Richard Crooks | Rise Stevens | Rita Hayworth | Robert Goulet | Robert Morse | Robert Taylor | Rosalind Russell | Rosemary La Planche | Rossano Brazzi | Rudy Vallee | Shelley Berman | Shirley Temple | Sonha Henie | Spencer Tracy | Steuart Curry | Susan Hayward | Susanna Foster | Tak Shindo | Tammy Grimes | Terry Snyder | The Bat | The Swedish Angel | Thomas Hart Benton | Tom Poston | Tony Martin | Tony Randall | Venessa Redgrave | Veronica Lake | Victor Moore | Vincent Price | Virginia Bruce | Virginia Mayo | Walt Frazier | Walter Perkins | Walter Pidgeon | Zachary Scott

1847 Rogers Bros ~ Cutlery Adverts [1939-1945]

“America’s Finest Silverplate”
These celebrity endorsed ads for 1847 Rogers Bros cutlery date from 1939-45.

Category: Kitchen
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Acrilan ~ Womenswear Adverts [1955]

“A luxury sweater of Acrilan.”
These women’s fashion ads for Acrilan fabric date from 1955.

Category: Womenswear
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Action Jeans ~ Menswear Adverts [1977-1991] Chuck Norris

“The Secret? It’s in the crotch.”
Action Jeans (aka Kickin’ Jeans) were produced by Century Martial Arts from 1977 to 1991 and endorsed by Chuck Norris from 1981.

Category: Menswear
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AMi ~ Jukebox Adverts [1960-1964]

“Exciting as a night on the town…”
These ads for AMi jukeboxes date from 1960-64.

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Category: Electrical
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Blackstone ~ Cigars Adverts [1944-1945]

“New sizes! New shapes! New pleasure!”
These ads for Blackstone Cigars date from 1944-45.

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Category: Smoking
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Bromo-Seltzer ~ Antacid Adverts [1940]

“The champ of headache remedies.”
These ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1940, endorsed by various headache riddled celebrities of the time.

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Category: Medicinal
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Chesterfield “ABC” ~ Cigarette Adverts [1945-1950]

“Always Buy Chesterfield.”
These ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1945-50 and featured their ABC slogan. Many of the ads featured celebrities of the time.

Category: Smoking
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Debbie Gibson “Electric Youth” ~ Perfume Adverts [1980’s]

“Electric Youth – The electric fragrance!”
These ads for Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” perfume are from 1989-90. It was produced by Revlon and distributed by Natural Wonder Cosmetics, which Debbie Gibson advertised between 1988-90.

Category: Cosmetics
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Debbie Gibson “Natural Wonder Cosmetics” ~ Makeup Adverts [1980’s]

“Pretty was never so pure.”
These ads for Natural Wonder Cosmetics by Revlon are from 1988-90, during which time Debbie Gibson was spokeswoman.

Category: Cosmetics
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Du Pont ~ Hair Care Adverts [1946-1947] Hair Brushes

“Brushing puts a gleam in your hair.”
These ads for Du Pont hair brushes date from 1946-48 and featured lovely ladies brushing their luxurious locks.

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Category: Hair
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Fashion Fair Cosmetics ~ Makeup Adverts [1975-1978]

“I’m just a soul singer from Detroit.”
These ads for Fashion Fair cosmetics date from 1975-78 and feature a variety of notable black women of the time.

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Category: Cosmetics
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Foster Grant ~ Sunglasses Adverts [1965-1968]

“Isn’t that Peter Sellers behind those Foster Grants?”
From around 1965-68, Foster Grant ran a series of adverts featuring movie stars of the day wearing their sunglasses. Each photo had a quote by the star underneath, plus a few paragraphs about how mysteriously cool shades were. And looking at the photos, it’s hard to disagree!

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General Electric ~ Lighting Adverts [1946-1947] “G.E Lamps”

“Are Bulbsnatchers people?”
These ads for G.E Lamps, produced by General Electric, date from 1946-47 and featured different celebrities of the time “bulbsnatching”!

Category: Electrical
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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1955-1956]

“Full strength – ready to serve.”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1955-56.

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Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1956] Vincent Price & Billy Pearson

“Cocktails… for the holidays!”
In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.

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Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1957]

“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1957.

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Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1961-1963] “Bored and Happy Husband”

“What this country needs is a good 25¢ Martini!”
These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1961-63.

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Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Heublein ~ Cocktail Adverts [1964-1967] “Better Than Most People Make”

“Most people can’t make cocktails as good as these – and I wish they wouldn’t try!”
These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1964-67 and featured a large selection of famous actors of the time.

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Category: Alcoholic Drinks
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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1936-1938] “A light smoke.”

“Luckies – a light smoke.”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1936-38 and were all about how gentle Luckies were on the throat. From 1937 the ads featured music and movie stars of the time.

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Category: Smoking
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Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1950] “Never a rough puff!”

“Never a rough puff!”
These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950 and featured various celebrities of the time.

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Category: Smoking
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Magnificent ~ Hair Care Adverts [1968-1971]

“Let’s get it together!”
These ads for Magnificent hair care products date from 1968-71.

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Category: Hair
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NatWest “Ade Edmonson” ~ Adverts [1987]

“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…”
Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).

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Category: Finance
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Paper Mate ~ Christmas Stationary Adverts [1960-1966]

“Goof-Proof Gifts!”
These Christmas themed Paper Mate pen ads date from 1960-66, some of which feature comedian Joe E Brown.

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Category: Christmas
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Philip Morris & I Love Lucy ~ Cigarette Adverts [1951-1954]

“Smoke for pleasure today. No Cigarette hangover tomorrow!”
Philip Morris cigarettes sponsored US TV show I Love Lucy from its premier on 15th October 1951, until Christmas 1954. As well as the TV ads, there were paper ads featuring the shows stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.

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Category: Smoking
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Pond’s ~ Skin Care Adverts [1958-1961] “Cold Cream”

“She’s busy… yet she’s beautiful… she uses Pond’s.”
These ads for Pond’s “Cold Cream” are from 1958-61 and feature famous actresses/models of the day, who were also busy mothers and wives.

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Category: Cosmetics
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Pro-phy-lac-tic ~ Hair Care Adverts [1945-1949] “Jewelite”

“A lovelier brush for lovelier hair!”
These ads for Pro-phy-lac-tic “Jewelite” hair brushes date from 1945-49.

Category: Hair
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Royal Crown Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1942-1948]

“RC tastes best!”
These full page colour ads for Royal Crown Cola date from 1942-48. Each ad featured well a known actress of the time and their current staring role.

Category: Soft Drinks
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Royal Crown Cola ~ Soda Adverts [1943-1948]

“Best by taste test!”
These half-page, black, white and red ads for Royal Crown Cola date from 1943-48. Each ad featured well a known actress of the time and their current staring role.

Category: Soft Drinks
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Scintilla Satin Sheets ~ Adverts [1970’s]

“All things exotic in satin.”
These slightly saucy ads for Scintilla satin bedding are from 1970-75.

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Category: Bedroom
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Sinclair Opaline Motor Oil ~ Car Maintenance Adverts [1947]

“Like magic!”
These ads for Sinclair “Opaline” motor oil are from 1947. The ads had a magical theme, and featured stars of current movies.

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Category: Petrol & Parts
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Wembley Ties ~ Neckwear Adverts [1941-1942] “Nor-East”

“Watch him crush it!”
These ads for Wembley neckwear date from 1941-42, and featured American wrestlers of the day doing their best to wrinkle their “Nor-East” ties.

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Woodbury ~ Skin Care Adverts [1941] “Cold Cream”

“Want a Morning Glory complexion? Take a Woodbury Beauty Nightcap tonight.”
These ads for Woodbury Cold Cream are all from 1941. Each one featured a different famous actress of the time, plus a mention of the film they were currently starring in.

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Category: Cosmetics
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