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11/14/2013 08:17 am ET

12 Vintage Advertisements Starring Famous Authors – Flavorwire

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Nowadays, you aren’t likely to find a famous novelist shilling for their favorite brand — for one thing, most writers just aren’t as recognizable as your average actor, and for another, well, they’re artists. But it wasn’t always that way: quite a few writers have appeared in advertisements over the years, even lending their own words to support a product.

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