In a manner similar to the other Old Gold “They Gave a New Thrill” ads, this one compares Old Gold’s quick rise in popularity to American film star Alice White’s (1904-1983). The ad describes White’s rise to fame: “A keen-eyed director spotted Alice pounding the keys of a studio typewriter” and then her career blossomed, the ad explains. However, the story is greatly simplified. In fact, she did work as a secretary and script typist for director Josef Von Sternberg after she left high school, but he did not discover her talent. Instead, she left his employment and quickly went to work with Charlie Chaplin who was the first to employ her as an actress. As the years went on, she eventually made her way into Warner Brothers talkies, but after a scandal in 1933, her career was shot. She passed away due to complications from a stroke at the age of 78.
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