Michael Jackson for Pepsi, Kate Beckinsale for Diet Coke... celebs shilling for soda companies is nothing new. Check out this 1946 ad for RC Cola, starring Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr starred in numerous films, was married six times and was once arrested for shoplifting. She also co-invented an early form of spread spectrum, a key to modern wireless communication. But a girl needs her sugar and caffeine for the next adventure! (Click picture to see.) [Vintage Ads]
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RC wasn't horrible. I used to drink it in the late '70s when they had pics and stats of the day's baseball stars. Hey, that last sentence pretty much sums up why I haven't had a date in quite some time.