Archive for celebrity endorsers

Pistol Pete Maravich wore Pro-Keds

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 12, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

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Celebrity endorsers: Willie Nelson wore Adidas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 3, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

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George Plimpton pitches for Intellivision (1981)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

George Plimpton has to be one of the most unlikely pitchmen of all time and one of the most memorable.  As a kid, I had no earthly idea who George Plimpton was or why he was trotted out to tout the virtues of the unbelievable graphics of Intellivision’s Major League Baseball.   But the Paris Review founder was very well known for his excursions into the world of professional sports as a rank amateur and writing about those experiences for Sports Illustrated and in many best selling books, especially Paper Lion.   But to me, he was just a square Yankee dude in a gray flannel suit.

The Skipper as Santa Claus says Merry Christmas and smoke ’em if you got ’em

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 25, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Nothing says Merry Christmas like a velvet sack full of cartons of cigarettes.   Everyone knows that Santa smokes a pipe, Chesterfield.

Alan Hale went on to play the Skipper in Gilligan’s Island, duh.  Who knew he had so much versatility?

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Sammy Davis Jr. for Alka-Seltzer (1978)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 14, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Poor Candy Man!  He must have had a difficult time securing celebrity endorsements in 1978- a few years before a career revitalizing appearance in the Shakespearean tragedy uh “Cannonball Run” but sheesh!  This is a stretch.  The copy and idea is all wrong!  Where’s the candy?  And wasn’t Sammy Jewish?

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Dr. William H. Cosby for Texas Instruments computers (1983)

Posted in ephemera, fuzzy childhood memories, technology with tags , , , , on May 5, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Grabbed from Sports Illustrated or something. I love the serious Cos.