Thursday, July 24, 2014

Celebrity Endorsements-1950

You'll note that in some cases the celebrities didn't even have to show up. They simply donated their names and faces and an artist painted them into the ads.


  1. Steve, these are great (and for once I really see the MacMurray-Captain Marvel resemblance!). Where/how did you find these?


  2. Thanks. There are a bunch of magazine archives online, everything from old movie mags going back to the early 1900s to BILLBOARD, the full run of LIFE and many, many more. Most are free. Some, like VARIETY, you have to pay for...which is sad because I'd love to dig through those. These are all from 1950 issues of LIFE.

  3. Thanks for the info. Seeing the exotic-looking Gene Tierney extolling the virtues of V8 Juice--priceless!