Articles in Vintage Christmas Ad
We had such fun on this blog site last year during the Christmas season! Every couple of days we posted vintage public service announcements by celebrity friends of The Salvation Army. Here’s a link to each of the PSAs with a fun fact about the stars. Can you guess who’s in each spot?
Their loving family included kids from prior marriages as well as adopted and foster children. But this power couple’s most famous “dependent” sold at auction for $266,000! Can you guess who?
Her career spanned an awe-inspiring 70 years and she is one of only a dozen people to receive an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy and and Oscar! This entertainment legend is one of more than a dozen notable people who lent their time and talent to film short television spots to promote The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle.
In 2007, TV Guide named him the second most popular TV father, after Cliff Huxtable (played by another actor featured in a Salvation Army old-school Christmas ad). A long-time animal lover, one of his four-legged friends appears with him in his Red Kettle ad, posted below. Can you guess who it is?
He and his lovely wife were also devoted to supporting charities near and dear to their hearts. Like, The Salvation Army. They appeared in this Christmas television ad more about thirty years ago to raise awareness about the importance of the Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
He lead the Dallas Cowboys to multiple Super Bowl victories and was the first player to win the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP! And, he’s one of many celebrities who gave their time to promote The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle campaign!
She starred as Elizabeth Bennett in an early film adaptation of Jane Austen’s masterpiece Pride and Prejudice but won an Oscar for her work in Mrs. Miniver. A major box office draw in the 40s, she filmed this brief television ad for The Salvation Army in the 1970s, featured below.
He grew up shooting hoops at a Salvation Army youth center and returned the favor later in life by appearing in a Christmas kettle TV spot. He joined dozens of other notable Americans who filmed brief TV ads during the 50s to the 80s to support The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
His signature song was “Thanks for the Memories,” and boy did he give Americans some wonderful moments to remember. Famous for his gentle humor and love of golf, the comedian in today’s vintage ad was one of a number of well-known people who gladly recorded short television spots to encourage the public to support The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign.
This television legend was the first inductee into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 1991. Like other celebrities, he was also a fan of the work of The Salvation Army and recorded TV spots during the 1950s through the 1980s to encourage the public to give generously.
He’s just one of a dozen or more famous people who donated their time and talent to make brief TV ads to promote The Salvation Army Red Kettles. We’re featuring a new TV spot for you to enjoy every day or two until Christmas!
He’s just one of many celebrities who appeared in brief in public service ads to encourage the public to donate generously to The Salvation Army Red Kettle between the 1950s and 1980s.