Thursday, 6 September 2012

Tom Selleck - First TV Commercial

I was doing some research on Reagan and Iran Contra. One thing led to another and, well, you know how it is. The video uploader writes:

I directed this spot with Tom, Patti Deutsch, Teri Garr and Penny Marshall. This was Tom's first and he was so terrific, I gave him the wardrobe. He told me many years later that it was his only suit and he wore it for every casting interview. 

Patti, Teri and Penny had done very little work at this early point in their careers. It was a pleasure directing all of them. This commercial was written by Jackie End, a creative force at Wells, Rich, Greene in NY. She was a favorite client then and happily for me, she is still a dear friend today.