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TV Ads – 1979 – James Garner For Polaroid Cameras + Miller Beer + Armor All Cleaner


Having James Garner pitch you product was like having a “card shark hustling private dick” telling you about the virtues of your product….for Garner was an American actor, producer, and voice artist….who  starred in several television series over more than five decades….including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950’s western series Maverick….and Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files….who also played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films including The Great Escape (1963)…. The Americanization of Emily (1964)….Grand Prix (1966)….Victor/Victoria (1982)…. Murphy’s Romance (1985), for which he received an Academy Award nomination….Space Cowboys (2000) and The Notebook (2004).  James Garner must have been very popular….for he pitched Polaroid Cameras for many years. 

The Miller Brewing Company is an American beer brewing company headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin….which was owned until October 11, 2016 by the MillerCoors division of the SABMiller–Molson Coors joint venture.  The company has brewing facilities in Albany, Georgia….Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin….Fort Worth, Texas….Irwindale, California….Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Trenton, Ohio.  On July 1, 2008, Miller formed MillerCoors, a joint venture with rival Molson Coors to consolidate the production and distribution of its products in the United States….with each parent company’s corporate operations and international operations to remain separate and independent of the joint venture.

Armor All is a line of car care products manufactured by American company Armored AutoGroup of Danbury, Connecticut, United States.  Its sprays, gels, liquids and wipes are specifically designed to clean, shine, and protect most interior and exterior automobile surfaces.  According to patent documents, Armor All typically contains water, PDMS (silicone), diethylene glycol, glycerin, and various additional chemical compounds.

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