One cigarette of the four I smoked in the blindfold test was like shooting a scene successfully after a whole series of failures. It just 'clicked' and I named it as my choice. It was Old Gold. Which clears up a mystery, for the supply of Old Golds in my Beverly Hills home is constantly being depleted. It seems Strongheart and Rin-tin-tin are the only motion picture actor stars who don't smoke them.
British-born silent film star and three-time Academy Award winner Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) endorses Old Golds in this ad. After he participated in the blindfold cigarette test, he chose Old Golds and claimed that he then understood why “the supply of Old Golds in my Beverly Hills home is constantly being depleted.” Ever the comedian, he says that “It seems Strongheart and Rin-tin-tin are the only motion picture actor stars who don’t smoke them.” Strongheart (1917-1929) and Rin-Tin-Tin (1918-1932) were both German shepherd film stars. In another Old Gold ad from 1929, a female comedic singer, Sophie Tucker, advises would-be Romeos to “leave the barking to Rin tin tin.” This ad also provides publicity to his newest film, “The Circus” (1928). By the late 1960s, Chaplin began to experience health problems. He was unable to communicate and was forced to use a wheel chair. He passed away in his sleep in 1977.
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