Celebrities for Christmas Seals

1930 Gene Tunney Autograph on Christmas Seal Sheet 1962 Lassie & Timmy Poster for Christmas Seals 1992 Kristi Yamaguchi, ALA Nat Chairperson for Christmas Seals

Christmas Seals have enlisted the help of celebrities back into the 1920's. There were dignitary signings, radio spots, movie trailers, posters, and national chairmen were celebrities as well. In 1958 The National Tuberculosis Association, with the help of Clark Gable promoted the annual Christmas Seal Campaign. Celebrities of the past include Babe Ruth, Charles Coburn, Lee Trevino, Jack Lemmon, and Rock Hudson, to name a few. This was Clark Gable movie trailer was submitted by Christmas Seal collector, Jim Stone, Many such trailers exist. If you find them, please email a link to your webmaster, John@christmasseals.net and I will upload and credit you on this news page.

1914 The Temple of Moloch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HIx2QNbPNE

1925 restored Christmas Seal cartoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nYwZvxaJlA

1938 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYdA32RWm1E

1944 Bob Hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TkvC5dAGh0

1947 thru 1951 compilation with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Virginia Mayo, Robert Young, Ray Milland, and Gary Cooper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsxSKZkhzlc

1952 Abbott & Costello https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7amiP7fVtHw

1954 Rod Cameron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzZHjg8RaM

1956 Jimmy Cagney https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3giawv

1958 Clark Gable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7fXSWHwGR8

1959 Canada - Barry Morse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU_aq-EqGI4

1960 Rock Hudson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCPX8_JhGB0&t=1s

1961 Jack Lemmon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A6arFL_4hw

1967 Walter Brennan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnW1nNQzbCI

1968 James Coburn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQ8dsxx7rM

1969 Henry Fonda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZzXmCv7UWU

1970 Rock Hudson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGATkZWtN10

1973 Barbara Eden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OB-AcjrA_g

1985 Pearl Bailey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuI-PzUuNBQ

More Christmas Seal trailers: The 1912 film, Hope: A Red Cross Christmas Seal Story and the 1915 film, The Lone Game are available on DVD collections. (1912: Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film 1900-1934, National Film Preservation Foundation, Disk 1; 1915: Edison: The Invention of the Movies, Kino Video, Disk 2).