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Hi Vincent Campbell -
>> "It is like the billboarding of the novel," said Letty Cottin Pogrebin,
>> president of the Authors Guild. "I feel as if it erodes reader confidence
>> in the authenticity of the narrative. It adds to the cynicism.
>> Does this character really drive a Ford or did Ford pay for this?"
Back in my James Bond reading days (and smoking days), I was very happy
to think I might one day get to Morlands and order myself a custom blend
of cigarettes. Or drive a Bentley.
But, yeah, those were things the character used, and, in more than a few
ways, it was one of the definitions of that character.
The FBI TV show, a Quinn Martin Production, was sponsored by Ford (I
think), and that meant, literally, that the _only_ brand of cars you ever
saw were Ford models. It made for a strange dislocation, not seeing a
Chevy, or a Chrysler, or anything else, anywhere.
It may have been Breakfast at Tiffany's, but there ain't no such thing as
a free lunch.
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