Follies of the Madmen #471

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 03, 2020
     Category: Addictions | Business | Advertising | Innuendo, Double Entendres, Symbolism, Nudge-Nudge-Wink-Wink and Subliminal Messages | Tobacco and Smoking | 1960s

When her husband (Ernie Kovacks) died, he left a huge amount of tax debt. Edie Adams went on a TV advertising spree in order to pay it off. Her celebrity friends wanted to do a special fund-raiser for her, but she refused any help that didn't come with a commitment to work for it. Muriel cigars was a regular sponsor of Ernie, and they paid well.
Posted by mjbird on 04/03/20 at 08:00 AM
I have a set of video cassettes of Kovacs' television shows, released in the mid-1990s. These are culled from what remains after the wholesale purging and reuse of the original recordings that Adams managed to save on her own dime. Adams made many appearances with Kovacs on his shows, sometimes costumed so that it wasn't obvious that she was there. Adams was part of the Nairobi Trio.

I remember that Dutch Masters was heavily advertised when Ernie's programs were on the air, although I cannot find a link between D.M. and Muriel labels. I would assume they are the same company.
Posted by KDP on 04/03/20 at 10:57 AM
I remember watching Ernie Kovaks on TV. Funny guy!
Posted by Judy on 04/05/20 at 08:23 AM
The choice of hep cats everywhere!
Posted by Brian on 04/06/20 at 08:58 AM
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