Isn't it great to be on a road trip and unexpectedly bump into an old friend? That's what happened to Java today. As we perused the big box, general goods store in this town, I ran into Edward Everett Horton. Or rather his image on a package.
He is pictured holding a shoe and a cloth on a packet of on-the-go shoe shine materials. I was so stunned and pleased that I quickly snapped a picture on my phone.
I absolutely love this concept! I love this new fad for selling products to guys with images of well-dressed men from the past. (The Art of Manliness Webzine comes to mind.) Whether or not we at the Classic Movie Blog Association have influenced this new marketing ploy, I hope this trend stays around for a very long time. I love the packaging.
[By the way, my eyes are not deceiving me, are they? That is Edward Everett Horton, is it not? Being on the road, I might be going through classic movie withdrawal symptoms. Somebody get me 300 ccs of intravenous Turner Classic Movies! Stat! ]