Part of the joys of packing (I’m due to move back to California from Helsinki at the end of May) is you go through stuff and figure out what you can pitch. Last night I ran across a trove of old clippings that I never got around to scanning in and adding to my old Big Sell Out site. Big Sell Out was one of the first web sites built when I was living in Tokyo. It was a collection of scans of mostly American actors and sports celebrities advertising (usually awkwardly) for Japanese products.
The whole experience of American movie stars earning some extra cash from a Japanese sponsor was famously portrayed by Bill Murry in the movie, Lost in Translation.
Anyway, a few months back I ran across an old digital backup of the images and put them up again. Last night, I spend a couple of hours scanning these new images in and have added them to the Celebrity Endorsement archive for you, dear reader.
Added to the collection are never before seen scans of Dan Akroyd, Mr. Bean, Mariah Carey, Geroge Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brett Favre, Mike Piazza, Scottie Pippen, Brad Pitt, Meg Ryan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods, and ZZ Top.