Monday, December 29, 2008
Edie Adams and Stan Getz Sell Muriel Cigars
The ever-sultry Edie sings praises for the Panatela Extras, and, even though the Muriel Cigars voice-over pitchman talks over most of Stan Getz' tenor sax playing, I'm ready to buy some Panatela Extras right now - disregarding the fact that the commercial aired 43 years ago and I don't smoke.
The only way Muriel Cigars could have been luckier is if Ernie Kovacs had still been living when this commercial aired.
The tendency is to remember Edie Adams, who passed away earlier this year, as Mrs. Kovacs and the conscientious archivist of the comedian's innovative legacy, rather than for her lengthy career as a Tony award winning entertainer.
Too bad there are no Edie Adams Scopitones!