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45 years ago...how Karl Malden made his name

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Topic: 45 years ago...how Karl Malden made his name
Posted By: bmasters9
Subject: 45 years ago...how Karl Malden made his name
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2020 at 12:30am

"This man has worked a long, hard day and he's got a lot of money to show for it-- other people's money. He's a pickpocket-- his take: $700. It's dangerous to carry cash. Carry American Express Travelers Cheques. If they're lost or stolen you can get them back. Your vacation is protected. American Express Travelers Cheques-- don't leave home without them."

--The late, great Karl Malden, in one of his various commercials for American Express Travelers' Cheques, said commercials indelibly identifying him with that credit card brand (this one from 1975)



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