Beer In Ads #1181: Charles Winninger For Blatz


Sunday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1949. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is Milwaukee’s Finest Beer” because they lived there, or near there, at some point in their lives. This one features stage and film actor Charles Winninger, who was born in Athens, Wisconsin, a little over three hours from Milwaukee. He was most known for his role as the riverboat captain in Show Boat.

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