Hollywood Icons Meet the Stars of Today in American Airlines' Oscars Ads

Print Campaign via McCann N.Y. Pays Homage to Classic Days of Travel

Published on Feb 27, 2014

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With the Oscars right around the corner, American Airlines pays homage to glamorous transcontinental flights of yesteryear in this new celebrity print campaign starring Grace Kelly, Julianna Margulies, Gregory Peck and Neil Patrick Harris. Created out of McCann New York, "The Legend is Back" couples travel images of Hollywood stars of past and present and features classic photography from Milton Greene and new shots by fashion and celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier.

The ads are running this week in Hollywood trade press including Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and will also be featured in lifestyle publications. The ads celebrate American Airline's history in transcontinental service and seek to link the glamour of such flights from years past to the amenities the flyer is bringing to its customers today. An accompanying digital campaign will also pair archival and modern footage to link American's service of the past to that of today.

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Feb 27, 2014
McCann New York
Chief Creative Officer:
Sean Bryan
American Airlines
Chief Creative Officer:
Tom Murphy
Executive Creative Director:
R. Vann Graves
Associate Creative Director/Copywriter:
Cameron Fleming
Associate Creative Director/Art Director:
Alex Yoo
Agency Executive Producer:
Andrea Kaye
Patrick Demarchelier
Milton Greene

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