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Old 17 December 2007, 12:49 AM
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TV An L.A. legend you've never seen or heard

Los Angeles' first widely known car huckster, Earl "Madman" Muntz, was the area's premier big-personality media pitchman, and he made himself a household name from the 1940s well into the 1960s without ever appearing in his own billboard, radio or television advertising.

That many longtime Angelenos think they remember seeing his bespectacled face or hearing his crazed-sounding voice over the airwaves is testament to his larger-than-life personality -- and the ad campaign that made him a pop-culture symbol of his time.,6189054.story
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