Follies of the Mad Men #21


[From Life for March 10 1952. Two separate scans, top and bottom.]

The weirdest thing about this ad is the notion that an airline would give a customer something for free!
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Sep 02, 2008
     Category: Business | Advertising | Drugs | Smoking and Tobacco | Flight | Travel | 1950s

Damn, I love that smoker's hairdo. I would love to be able to style my head that way.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 09/02/08 at 04:33 PM
I can only imagine the old airplane cabins filled with smoke. Sounds like a great flight to me. :blank:
Posted by DC on 09/02/08 at 04:43 PM
Chesterfield wasn't a bad smoke back in the day. Sure beat Luckies and Camels and gave Pall Mall a run for their money.

Smoke filled cabins DC? Not really. Air is/was circulated and filtered quite well on those planes but it's less expensive for airlines if you don't smoke, drink, eat, use bedding, ask for thinks like water, pillows, cigarettes and/or food.

I'm waiting for pay toilets.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/02/08 at 06:16 PM
I remember smoking on airplanes. Does that make me old? :down:
Posted by MadCarlotta on 09/04/08 at 10:45 AM
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