The Magic of Minolta!

While not a television appearance in the traditional sense, this 1978 Minolta commercial highlights Doug in a different light: A commercial pitchman! 

Aside from its obvious kitsch value, the commercial shows how much of a name Doug was at that time. Think about it. Have you ever really seen a magician before or since be a commercial spokesman for a national advertising campaign? 

Over his career, Doug would go on to pitch for such products as TWA and the Plymouth Voyager. But, to me there’s something about this one that has a certain, I don’t know, dash of 1970s magic to it!

 

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