"I'd walk a mile for a Camel" Billboard in Times Square, September 1964
It seems like just about every man in a pre-1970’s advertisement was a slightly modified Cary Grant.
In this wonderful 35mm restored slide from the collection of Bill Kotter, we get to re-visit one of the most enduring images of Times Square. Known as the “Camel Man,” the giant billboard famously blew cigarette smoke rings around the clock from 1941 to 1966 from its mount fronting the Hotel Claridge.
The building was razed in 1972 to make way for a 33-story office tower where the first two floors are currently occupied by ABC's Times Square Studios, home to the "Good Morning America" television program.