Thursday, August 21, 2008

Always Carrie It With You

Stephen King was already a card-carrying member of the horror elite years before he appeared in this 1985 American Express commercial.

But this ad saw him at the height of his mainstream popularity, when King wasn't just authoring a staggering amount of books but the adaptations of those books were also crowding movie theaters. Of course, having strangers know you on sight isn't all it's cracked up to be and it's ironic to hear the same author who would go on to write Misery deliver a line like "when I'm not recognized it just kills me".

Don't leave home without it? With the world being such a scary place, it might be wiser not to leave home at all. Especially if you're famous.


kindertrauma said...

That's great, I totally forgot about this!

Jeff Allard said...

Yeah, I forget what other celebrities did that "Do you know me?" campaign but that King spot was great.