I adore vintage adverts of all kinds, but inevitably my favourites feature famous people. There is often a gap between a celebrity’s public image and the products or services they are willing to represent in exchange for money and more press. Naturally, I am in love with this list.*
12 Vintage Advertisements Starring Famous Authors [COURTESY FLAVORWIRE]
Be sure to stop back and let me know what you think!
*My only complaint: I wish they had included more than one ad featuring a woman writer.
Oh, that Mickey Spillane–so cute. Steinbeck always looks scary to me.
Hehe, you KNOW how I feel about Mickey Spillane. Swoon.
I’d like to think Seamus Heaney introduced Robert Ludlum to Guinness but my favourite has to be the Frederick Forsyth ad – ‘cos I loved the tweed jacket/roll neck look back then 😉
Anyone who enjoys a pint of Guinness is okay with me!
I have not decided on a favourite yet, although I have a major weakness for Mickey Spillane.
More men should rock the tweed jacket/roll neck look. I’d be totally okay with that. 🙂
Who was the ad agency for Ballantine? Look at all these great writers, hawking this ale.
I thought the same thing. That agency was good, to get such heavy hitters.