The Most Fascinating Spokespeople of the Last 40 Years

From Ivana Trump to Orson Welles

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As we continue to look back on 40 years of Adweek, we take time to reflect on how products got pitched, and by whom. Like when iconic actor and director Orson Welles closed out his otherwise stellar career by hawking budget wine brand Paul Masson. Or when Ivana Trump (the president’s first wife) pitched for Clairol. Or the time Mr. Spock sold Magnavox TVs. Watch as we dig through the Adweek archives to find some of the oddest pitch men and women of the last four decades.

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