Movie Stars 40s thru 2000s Never In Commercials

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  1. blackjack

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    Celebrities have used their commercial appeal for a long time. As to the OP’s claim about stars of the 40s & 50s, I give you Ronald Reagan promoting Chesterfield cigarettes & 20 Mule Team Boraxo laundry soap.
     
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    And while some were real commercials, like the above with John Wayne, others were less, intrusive let us say, with an actor popping up in a show with something like "Oh, Alice, this tide detergent with ****inall is the best thing for cleaning little Bobby's underclothes", or "Sam, did you know these filtered pall-malls are doctor recommended."
    Today, it's product placement instead, with real commercials interrupting the show every 5 minutes
     
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    Yeah I've always been fascinated with commercials that were semi-integrated into the program. Probably because I spent the 70's watching re-runs of the 60's, and they had been taken out so I never knew about them until the internet & youtube.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzIDS1cGUI8



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1TBBp4dC8
     
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    if you want to be super technical. try w.imbd.com put in any actors name and you see a list of everything theyve ever been in. Robert Conrad has 81 tv/movie credits. Always liked black sheep squadron. I think history channel years back had it on, so i made it a point to record and watch every episode.
     
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    Robert Conrad was almost entirely a creature of television, but he did have some minor movie parts, in minor movies.

    His best work was as Captain of the NBC team on "Battle of the Network Stars."
     
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    I enjoy the voice-overs of Sam Elliot.

    But my favorite star for doing commercials is Hulk Hogan.:D
     
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    Some were pretty good, remember the Miller Lite commercials, the less filling, tastes great with all the old NFL players?
     
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    Well thanks, your post reminded me of the old "Tareyton" Cigarette commercials... image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg SAYONARA.
     
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    Used to be movies were where all the $$$ was and only B-list celebrities did television, then the cast of Friends started making $1 million per episode and things changed. Now everyone wants to be on television and have their own Netflix series.
     
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    They did commercials/ads a lot back then, it was just tv wasn’t as widespread.
     
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    There is just a lot more competition these days. Markets have become much more niche.

    There is no longer 4-6 blockbuster movies per year released. Studios crank movies out like a factory these days.

    Social media, YouTube, reality TV and just a general increase in the number of TV channels and media outlets has actor hungry for work.

    The number of people with “celebrity status” is probably 10x what it was twenty to thirty years ago.

    Once becoming famous by any means was the only talent required more and more people are finding ways to get a piece of the pie. I blame Paris Hilton.
     
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    His best work was as Captain of the NBC team on "Battle of the Network Stars."[/QUOTE]
    lolololol that funny He was good in Centennial
     
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    That’s a great ad. I don’t remember ever seeing it before tonight. It has a bit of Field of Dreams in it. Build it and he will come! Very well done.
     
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    The shape of that track looks familiar but I can’t think of it’s name. Anybody know?
     
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    year they debuted the 5th gen mustang. still my all time favorite commerial. :cool:
     
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