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Follies of the Madmen #273



Happy Joe Lucky was no Roger Rabbit, but he does a credible job here with Gisele MacKenzie.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 06, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Television, Tobacco and Smoking, Cartoons, 1950's

Mystery Illustration 14

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What orgasmic product was this illustration touting? Vibrators? Lingerie? Diamond rings?

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 23, 2016 | Comments (5)
Category: Advertising, 1960's

Follies of the Madmen #272

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Please spend half a minute to contemplate the subtext of this imagery. A pagan housewife (prefiguring BEWITCHED?) performs black magic to seduce and beguile a priest, with hubby nowhere in sight. Happens in 1950s suburbia every Sunday.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jan 17, 2016 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Food, Mass Transit, Religion, 1950's

Follies of the Madmen #271

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Female sexuality illustrated.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jan 11, 2016 | Comments (5)
Category: Body, Fashion, Sexuality, Advertising, 1950's, Women

Thai Parkour Commercial

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 09, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Asia

Follies of the Madmen #270



Message: Colt 45 habit produces stupefied oblivion to everything but next drink.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 05, 2016 | Comments (8)
Category: Oceans and Maritime Pursuits, Advertising, 1960's, Alcohol, Brain Damage

A Woman’s Best Friend

Is this deliberately suggestive? Or do I just have a dirty mind?

Source: Newsweek - Sep 1964

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Dec 27, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Advertising, 1960's

Buchstein’s Vulcanized Fiber Limb

It's "soothing to your stump."

Popular Mechanics - Dec 1917




via Bifurcated Rivets
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Dec 24, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Advertising, 1910's

Santa Claus Is Dead

How would it be for you if your car had killed Santa Claus?

Source: Kansas City Times - Dec 9, 1969

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Dec 23, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Advertising, 1960's
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