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are listed below chronologically, earliest to latest.
If you know of any other
Joan commercials that should be added here, please e-mail
Some of the below can be seen on YouTube, but because of the channel's
I have not
included the actual videos on this page.
to JC historian Tom Clark for info on Joan's Pan Am and UNESCO ads.)
Easter Seals recently arrived at my home. Perhaps you have received some too. I
wonder if you realize the many ways in which Easter Seals served those of our
children who need our special help. The crippled children. These Seals symbolize
an amazing record of human service. They help provide care and treatment so that
these children may learn to walk and talk, play and laugh, like other boys and
girls. As parents of healthy children, as many of us are -- I have four -- we
feel...that we have even more reason to respond to the need of these other
youngsters. They offer a road back from more than one hundred different
crippling conditions. I'm sure you are as concerned as I am about these little
boys and girls. They need our special help so that they can have rich, happy,
useful lives. We can all help by giving to Easter Seals. Please give generously.
Broadcast Information: 1968
featured briefly in this commercial for Mountain Dew as part of their "Get that
Barefoot Feeling Drinking Mountain Dew" campaign. Joan is shown in a dressing
room having her hair done. She picks up the bottle of Mountain Dew, takes a sip,
wriggles her toes, and then gives a knowing smile to the viewer. Dorothy Arzner
(director of Joan's '37 The Bride Wore Red) directed.
Information: late '60s or early '70s
narrates this 30-minute documentary on Easter Island.
Information: 1971 or 1972
Broadcast Information: 1972
narrates this commercial. A young man runs in a field with the song "Born
Free" playing in the background. Joan's voiceover: "In dreams he runs...but
only in dreams." Cut to shot of youth sleeping in wheelchair as Joan asks
viewers to contribute.
Text: "I'm here
with a very brief reminder for you women. We're all aware of the importance of
the pap test in guarding our lives when it comes to cancer of the uterus. What
I'd like to mention is we should have the pap test done as part of a regular
health checkup. So, if it's been a year or more since you've had this simple
examination, see your doctor. It's important to you...and to the people who love
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