Thrill Me: Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins

A lot of Gen Xers grew up consuming a steady diet of the following: Kool Aid, Pixie Stix, humor magazines and comic books, and as many horror, fantasy, action, and other gritty and/or goofy genre movies as we could get our hands on. From Kurt Russell being the ultimate cool antihero in Escape from New … Continue reading Thrill Me: Happy Birthday, Tom Atkins

More Cheryl Ladd with Booze: A Charlie’s Angels Pictorial

Last time I graced your lives with one of the greatest ad campaigns ever produced: Cheryl Ladd for Japanese Suntory Brandy. Interestingly, at the same time Cheryl was sipping some smooth Suntory, she was costarring as the intrepid, sexy, and all-around awesome Kris Munroe on Charlie’s Angels, where she was also known to knock back … Continue reading More Cheryl Ladd with Booze: A Charlie’s Angels Pictorial

The Art of the Ad: Cheryl Ladd for Suntory Brandy

Decades before Bill Murray’s character in Lost in Translation (2003) went to Japan to star in commercials for Suntory whiskey, Cheryl Ladd did it first. At the peak of her Charlie’s Angels fame, around 1980-81, Cheryl donned several sexy outfits, grabbed a brandy snifter, and became the spokesperson for Suntory Brandy in a series of … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: Cheryl Ladd for Suntory Brandy