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Giant People in Ads

The Giant Leg Sign for Nylons



Source of foto.



Source of foto.

Judge the likeness for yourself.



Her Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 01, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Body, Movies, Regionalism, Advertising, Giant People in Ads, 1940s

Giant Telephone Engineers

These 1957 General Telephone System ads are the latest addition to my slowly growing collection of Giant People In Ads.

Soon no one will be able to deny the truth of my thesis that a race of giants lives amongst us, and that for decades the advertising industry has been dropping hints about their existence.







Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 05, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Giant People in Ads, 1950s

Giant Hand From Sky Terrifies Motorists

Another entry in our occasional series of ads featuring giant people.


source: Newsweek - Aug 26, 1963

Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 20, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Giant People in Ads, 1960s

More Giants!



Pitiless beautiful-people giants stalk and dominate mere mortals, making our helpless planet and civilization their careless playground.

And that makes me want to use your airline?

Alex is on to something here!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 29, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Giant People in Ads, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Air Travel and Airlines, Asia, Fictional Monsters

Do Giants Live Amongst Us?


As I pondered this ad, which ran in Time magazine (May 1983), I realized that here on WU we've slowly been accumulating evidence that a race of giants lives amongst us, whose existence is occasionally revealed to the world in advertisements. Consider, for the sake of comparison, these two other ads that Paul and I have previously posted:



Posted By: Alex - Fri Sep 28, 2012 - Comments (11)
Category: Advertising, Giant People in Ads, Cars

The Attack of the 20-Foot Baby

Posted By: Alex - Wed May 30, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Babies, Advertising, Giant People in Ads

Follies of the Mad Men #2


[From The Saturday Evening Post for December 16, 1967]

Whenever you put a giant woman in a skirt next to normal-sized people, the inevitable first thought engendered in the viewer is, "Can I see up her dress?" In this instance, the second thought is: "Is she going to pick up that car and use it as a marital aid?"

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 12, 2008 - Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Giant People in Ads, Products, Fashion, Obsessions, Fetishes, Sexuality, Cars




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