Irv Pollock, Auto Dealer

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According to this verbal portrait of the era,, the Toledo, Ohio, car-dealership scene of the 40s, 50s and 60s was a vibrant, competitive time. Certainly a dealer would want to come up with wild ads to stand out. Irv Pollock must have felt that way anyhow!

Note: you might have to scroll left or right at the links to see the original ad.

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Original ad here.

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Original ad here.

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Original ad here.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 07, 2017
Category: Business, Advertising, Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Regionalism, 1940s, 1950s, Cars





Comments
WOW! The Lincoln Futura AND a live TV show on Saturday night featuring Janie Palmer and "Little Old Me" Sammy Dibert?

Big happenings down at Irv Pollock's.
Posted by PupTentacle on 01/07/17 at 11:28 AM
The Lincoln Futura concept car was rebuilt by George Barris into his first bat mobile. Or did the domed seating make it obvious?
Bill Woggon was a highly collected "good girl" artist, known mainly for the "Katy Keene" feature in Archie Comics, which featured costume ideas sent in by readers.
The top ad illustration by Elmer Woggon, originator and artist of the comic strip "Big Chief Wahoo" (that him and his girlfriend "Minnie Ha-Cha". That strip ran from 1936 to 2004, changing its name (and lead characters) along the way to "Steve Roper and Mike Nomad."
Both cartoons looks like they might have been generic artwork intended for local advertisers to fill in their names. But, the two Woggons were brothers from Toledo, so I would not be sure.
Posted by MMcD on 01/09/17 at 06:23 PM
Good to see that Irv insisted on historical accuracy in his ads, correctly depicting Native American women in the traditional bikini top and stiletto heels.
Posted by NJGuy on 01/12/17 at 09:29 AM