Saturday, March 1, 2008

Paying The Rent

What do you do if you're a movie star and the big roles aren't coming your way anymore? Why, you shill for a major corporation, of course. Here are some of my favorite commericials by actors just paying the rent.

Brenda Vaccaro for Playtex tampons:



Margaret Hamilton for Maxwell House coffee:



Bert Lahr for Lay's potato chips:



Martha Raye (feat. Rocky Graziano) for Polident:

There is no embeddable link to this but you can see it here.

and my all time favorite, Orson Welles for Paul Masson wines:

4 comments:

Donna Lethal said...

i love, love, LOVE that you did this. being a child of the 70s i knew vaccaro from those ads first and as an actress second. god, that voice. i didn't even know (or maybe i blocked out) the bert lahr.

but orson takes the cake. i watch those for fun often.

*Mark* said...

my friend makes me laugh so much when he imitates Brenda and her Tampax catchprase:

" make mine a double !"

(double absorbant tampons that is)

Vincent-louis said...

didn't they also end up in sid and marty coft Tv shows as well?
martha raye was on "the bugaloos" for example....

:)

Donna Lethal said...

if they were lucky they did. the unlucky ones got commercials.