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1962 ‘Jeep’ Commercial Promoting Jeeps in Hatari Movie

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Chris shared this footage from a 1962 ‘Jeep’ Commercial hosted at Indiana University’s Media Collections Online.

The video’s summary: The commercial shows which Jeeps were used in the movie “Hatari!”. The commercial portrays the different Jeeps as actors that were cast for specific roles and worked with the movie stars John Wayne, Red Buttons, and Elsa Martinelli. The Jeeps are shown in several movie clips driving across Tanzanian and herding animals.


2 Comments on “1962 ‘Jeep’ Commercial Promoting Jeeps in Hatari Movie

  1. JohnB

    John Wayne and Jeeps, can’t get much more American than that.

    Notice the RHD. Locally assembled or Toledo?

    Speaking of Wayne, he rides in a M151 in “In Harm’s Way”. Also, A lot of CJ s in 1969’s “The Hellfighters”.
    Too bad it was set in 1880, I can imagine the marketing people having a field day with “True Grit”, sounds like a natural tie-in with Jeeps.

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