Friday, June 16, 2006
Peter Sellers PSA
Peter Sellers was, by all accounts, not a nice or happy man. The fact that he was one of the funniest, most beloved and admired actors alive was apparently not enough to remedy that in the least. Sellers had a history of heart attacks dating back to the early sixties and, in fact, was reportedly scheduled for heart surgery at the time of his death in 1980. This ad dates from the late seventies and features an illustration of Sellers as Inspector Clouseau rather than a photograph. More than likely Sellers simply granted the rights to his image and name and okayed the use of the quote, that way not having to actually do any work himself for the ad and yet still getting the credit. Sigh. Many of the books on Sellers seem to doubt that he even had a heart but of course he did...and in the end it was broken.