JAMES SOMACK - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 84694
JAMES SOMACK Production shot from the 1960's Alka-Seltzer commercial, signed by it's star in blue felt tip Inscribed photograph signed: "To Bill Buckley -/The lamb what am!!/Jack Somack", in blue felt tip, B/w 8x10.
Sale Price $126.00
Production shot from the 1960's Alka-Seltzer commercial, signed by it's star in blue felt tip
Inscribed photograph signed: "To Bill Buckley -/The lamb what am!!/Jack Somack", in blue felt tip, B/w 8x10. American actor James Somack (1918-1983) appeared in bit roles for most of his career, but was widely recognized for his role in a 1960's Alka-Seltzer commercial. Shown to be filming a commercial for Mama Magadini's Spicy Meatballs, Somack is dressed as a stereotypical Italian man, and continues to consume meatball after meatball during several failed takes. After coming down with a bad case of heartburn, he is given Alka-Seltzer to aid his pain, and promptly records a perfect take which is then ruined by a falling prop. The commercial was widely popular with audiences, though it upset several Italian American groups who wanted the commercial pulled. After his commercial fame, Somack continued to perform on television, appearing in series such as Ball Four (1976), The Stockard Channing Show (1980), and Barney Miller (1975). He continued acting until his death in 1983. Corners lightly worn and creased. Light surface creases. Slightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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