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RIP James Garner

James Garner dead at 86: Actor leaves big legacy as a ‘Maverick’ on the small screen


I missed this while I was on vacation, but couldn't let it pass without note. One of the greats, especially in one of my favorite obscure movies of all time: A Man Could Get Killed.





And THOSE commercials!

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chicating
Jul. 23rd, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
This is embarrassing
especially since I was kind of a little kid, but I think the first times I got turned-on were at the hands of Garner and Mariette Hartley. Luckily, I did not ask anybody why a camera ad should make me all hot in the face and stuff, but I knew it wasn't all about watching the film develop.(Probably, if not for my disability, I'd have been quite the slut.
karaokegal
Jul. 23rd, 2014 05:37 pm (UTC)
Re: This is embarrassing
Nothing to be embarrassed about. Those commercials were sexy as all get, although strangely enough the chemistry didn't carry over as well when they actually put Mariette on Rockford Files.
chicating
Jul. 23rd, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Re: This is embarrassing
They were probably self-conscious by then.
chicating
Jul. 23rd, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
Re: This is embarrassing
You're right, though. It's not when Quentin Tarentino said he got attracted to Bugs Bunny in drag. How ecstatic must Polaroid have been? Don Draper himself could not have orchestrated that.
karaokegal
Jul. 23rd, 2014 06:24 pm (UTC)
Re: This is embarrassing
The only "commercial OTP" I can think of that comes close is Anthony Head and Sharon Maughan in the Taster's Choice ads. (I'm sorry, I refuse to ship Mac/PC in either the US or UK versions.)
joanne_c
Jul. 28th, 2014 07:34 am (UTC)
RIP - I can't think of a time I didn't know who he was, but Jim Rockford was iconic as I grew up. He was in a lot of amazing things, and some not so amazing things too, but he was always amazing.
karaokegal
Jul. 28th, 2014 04:01 pm (UTC)
Indeed! And somehow always charming, even when his characters did very shady things. He was great the "Support Your Local..." movies.
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