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Egg Marketing Board: Have a Smashing Time (Beryl Reid)

Are these giant eggs, or is it a tiny Beryl Reid?

Advert 1966


Darling eggs at a bob a dozen? That’s a penny an egg in old money, and the perfect excuse to roll out the Beryl. Celebrity appearances were common in commercials for the Egg Marketing Board, most famously with Tony Hancock. The popular and acclaimed actress Beryl Reid had the perfect mix of audience recognition, humour and warmth to capture attention and communicate a sales message in seconds.