Beer In Ads #2309: Lee Bowman Graduates To Carling


Friday’s ad is for Carling’s Red Cap Ale, from 1951. In this ad, part of another series featuring well-known celebrities of the day and the tagline “x person, too, has graduated to Carling’s — the LIGHT-HEARTED ale!,” it features ” American film and television actor” Lee Bowman wearing an Oxford cap, or mortarboard, with a small red cap on top of it while holding up a glass of Red Cap Ale. “According to one obituary, ‘his roles ranged from romantic lead to worldly, wisecracking lout in his most famous years.'”

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