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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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Andy does Japan for TDK

1980 found TDK teaming up with Andy Warhol in these Japanese print ads. I have no idea what they're all about - and what on earth the cast of Cats has to do with Andy and his bass drum... but I'm sure everything from a brass band to a broadway show sounded great on those TDK cassette tapes. They encompassed a rainbow of sound perhaps? 

Regardless of what these are about, Andy looks appropriately avant garde and just wacky enough to keep us guessing. The 1980s were a particularly prolific time for Andy and his commercial endorsements. He even did an episode or two of Love Boat! Andy, Andy everywhere.