Maybe I tend to overthink things. But I confess I am baffled by the situation depicted in this ad.
1) Assume the girl in blue is a child, not an adult. Let's call her 8-10 years old.
2) The thing in her lap could be a doll.
a) But if it is a doll, its eyes are directed at the cookie, and it's reaching for it. It is not drawn to resemble an artificial thing. It is drawn as real as the girl.
3) The thing in her lap could be another living child.
a) But the only living child bearing that proportion to a ten-year-old would be, oh, what, a six-month-old baby? And what six-month-old baby ever looked like that?
The girl in blue is an adult woman, the creature in her lap is a midget, and the whole thing is a fetish setup.
Please provide other theories, if possible!
Original ad here.
Given fezzes to wear, and a supply of taffy to eat, the children in the audience were still at a loss for having to watch the sub-Krusty antics of Zovello the Magic Clown.
Let's restart these competitions today! Far better than the baby crawling races.
World War II tip for identifying the smell of tear gas:
"Flypaper simulates the smell of tear gas. More accurate reproduction of the odor is obtained if apple blossoms are added."
[via an eBay auction
Listen to the famous elegant phrasings of Jo Stafford
in one of her typically stylish excursions. "Admired for the purity of her voice, she originally underwent classical training to become an opera singer," it says at the link.
Now listen to her do hillbilly. I guess good training allows mastery of any mode.
Who would buy anything
that Groucho was trying to sell? I can't imagine this campaign moved too many bonds.