Richard H. Cutting

In the 1950s Richard Cutting derived fame as “Manners,” a tiny butler in a Bowler derby hat in a series of commercials for Kleenex Napkins. By trick photography he appeared to be about only inches in height and would manifest under a dinner table in a traditional butler’s cutaway. A paper napkin was always slipping off the lap of a diner, giving Manners the opportunity, after a polite “ahem,” to inform the guest of the non-slip benefit of the Kleenex napkin.

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