Beer In Ads #1191: Alfred Lunt For Blatz

Wednesday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1951. 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 actor Alfred Lunt, who was born in Milwaukee. Keen observers will recognize that this is the second ad with Mr. Lunt, with a completely different set of photos and ad copy. As far as I can tell, this is the only person who was featured in more than one ad.


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