Gomes Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with George Gomes

Interviewed by: Debbie Elbin

George Gomes, a renowned director of commercials, has created some of the more memorable advertisement spots from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. After exiting the Army, Gomes hopped around a few jobs before he by chance was hired as a copywriter and ad layout designer for the Reuben H. Donnelley Corporation.

George Gomes describes how he came to direct a famous commercial for Alka-Seltzer.

Gomes recalls directing a commercial for a supposedly unmarketable cigarette.

How he shot a reelection campaign ad with President George H. W. Bush.