Adventures in Advertising

Meeting Mr. Distressed, Mortie Blaufarb
 Meeting Mr. Distressed, Mortie Blaufarb

I rarely got involved placing commercials on radio or television. But I had one account that needed a time buyer, and the president of the ...

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Jack O’Grady Galleries
Jack O’Grady Galleries

My life changed a bit the first time I did a modeling job for Jack O’Grady. His photography studio was in the same space that ...

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Same Message Politics
Same Message Politics

Once again it is election time. Both candidates for Governor are sending the same generic message out to the public. “We Need To Get Illinois ...

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The Remarkable Mr. Cherry
The Remarkable Mr. Cherry

I struggled my first year in High School. But the second year I really buckled down due to a single teacher, the Remarkable Mr. Cherry. ...

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Lotteries
Lotteries

I did the first Illinois Lottery Newspaper Ad. I did it with Betty Thomas, one of the members of my Second City Touring Group. I ...

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Draper Daniels
Draper Daniels

One of my earliest breaks in advertising was meeting Draper Daniels and Ernie Evers. Draper Daniels was a long-time advertising agency on Michigan Avenue, and ...

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The Summer Movies of 2014
The Summer Movies of 2014

I usually look forward to going to the movies during the summer. But movie previews start previewing so early, it doesn’t take a genius to ...

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Kloppenberg, Switzer & Teich
Kloppenberg, Switzer & Teich

When I first started in the business in Chicago, I was just a theater actor. I had never performed in front of a film camera, ...

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