Once the Victor Talking Machine Co. hired the iconic image, he stayed with that company and all its successors until the bitter end -- unlike some spokesbeings I could mention.
What could have caused this? Not "search for the woman" -- she's still working for T-Mobile, isn't she? -- but "chercher l'argent." Also, the schtick had pretty well run its course.
* Charmingly, the name "Nipper" came from the little dog's habit of biting visitors on the backs of their calves. I knew there was something that worried me about Nipper -- but that's not it.
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