Beer In Ads #1193: Dan Duryea For Blatz

Friday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1952. 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 actor Dan Duryea, who was born in White Plains, New York, but according to the ad copy he at least at some point in his life “lived in Milwaukee.” This is the second celebrity that did a second ad for Blatz that I’ve found. I thought there was only Alfred Lunt, but then I found this second Duryea one.


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