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80 years of Vintage Celebrity Ads • • •

It takes more than talent to have a long career in Hollywood, and our beloved stars of past and present have turned to many a lucrative endorsement deal to pump up their incomes and their images. Selling everything from fur coats to furniture to face cream, many of these ads have shaped our popular culture and influenced trends for decades. 

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That old country feeling's creamy-clogging goodness...


Barnaby Jones' era Buddy Ebsen does his best hillbilly hawkin of the creamy goodness that is Parkay Margarine. I used to love their commercials when I was a kid. These two wholesome ads hail from the early 70s and show off Ebsen's rustic charm. 

Country fresh goodness is not exactly what I think of when I recall our culinary habits back in 1973. But I believe Buddy Ebsen as he himself embodies the phrase "old country feeling".