|Intl. Notebook||Aug 28 2009|
A-list Hollywood celebrities have traditionally made a little extra coin by allowing their faces to be attached to products in Japan. With even a cursory web search you can find images of George Clooney and Cameron Diaz being used as shills for cars, booze, and stereo equipment. That kind of exposure would damage a star’s brand in the U.S., but in Japan no such consequences exist. Still, we didn’t realize just how far back the tradition went until we ran across these vintage ads for Opera lipstick. Unfortunately, our movie star recognition skills are a bit rusty today, which means we can only place Marilyn Monroe and Ingrid Bergman. Any ideas on the face in panel two? Shoot us an e-mail with the subject line: How on Earth can you fail to recognize... and tell us who she is.