by Patricia Grandjean
Aug 17, 2012
09:21 AM
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The Way He Was

The Way He Was

We love nostalgia—at least, the kind that allows you to glance back at Connecticut's famous people in their formative years. Over the course of its own history, YouTube has become a treasure troves of these once-filmed forgotten moments, some so good they oughta be shared. Voilà!

In this case, some moments from the past of Dustin Hoffman. First up, a personality and stock test from 1966:

Next, one of the Volkswagen ads he starred in around the same time (clearly, his stature makes the car look a lot roomier):

And finally, what must have been a somewhat embarrassing appearance on CBS's "What's My Line?" circa 1968. Note the plug for Midnight Cowboy, and the accompanying vintage ads.


The Way He Was

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