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Follies of the Madmen #320



Sexy Owl Lady is recruiting cigar smokers.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jul 12, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, Tobacco and Smoking, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #319



We've all heard of talking with your hands...

From Radio Mirror magazine, December 1937.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 02, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Body, Business, Advertising, Products, Surrealism, 1930s

Follies of the Madmen #318



I don't get it. Is "nimble as an ox" good or bad, the before or after status of fueling up with their gas?

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 20, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Products, 1950s, Cars

The Many Lives of the Borden’s Cows

Would today's media consumers accept bobbing paper cutouts in place of CGI?














Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 04, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #317

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 03, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #316




I always take my sleep advice from Big Steel.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 01, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Dreams and Nightmares, 1950s

Follies of the Madmen #315



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 21, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1930s, Nudism, Cars

Win A Houseboy Contest

In my physical copy of LIFE magazine for December 20, 1963, this ad occupies page 89.

In the scanned copy at Google, there is an entirely different ad on page 89. The image you see here is my scan of the paper copy.

I have no explanation for this. Did LIFE print regional issues with different ads?

In any case, I could find no other complete representation of this ad online. (There's a scan of the top part alone, for some reason.)

Thus does WU contribute to the world's stock of knowledge.

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 18, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Ethnic Groupings, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #314



I'm just glad this was not an ad for TOILET paper.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 14, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1930s

Mystery Illustration 45



Which product is exemplified by this illustration?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.



More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 11, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Business, Advertising, Surrealism, 1940s

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