Follies of the Madmen #409

The man and the women are plainly inhabitants of totally different cartoon universes, the inverse relationship of Roger and Jessica Rabbit. This rather destroys the impact of the whole ad.

     Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 29, 2019
     Category: Business | Advertising | Tobacco and Smoking | Comics | 1930s

When I light a cigarette - any brand - my wife orders me out of the house. No need for fragrant tobacco in our home.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 01/29/19 at 11:35 AM
So. No chubby chasers AND O.G. both had different connotations back in those days. 😉
Posted by John on 01/29/19 at 12:11 PM
Was this dude a door-to-door pantyhose salesman? That’s just asking for trouble...
Posted by Brian on 01/29/19 at 09:54 PM
Brian, you must be a whippersnapper. Pantyhose hadn't been invented back then. Even nylon stockings didn't come around until 1939.
Posted by ges on 01/29/19 at 11:00 PM
Well, the guy certainly was a hosiery door-to-door salesman, as written in his suitcase. And he does seem to be enjoying himself, the naughty boy.
Posted by Yudith on 01/31/19 at 05:58 AM
Judging from the 1943 song "When the Nylons Bloom Again," there were door-to-door hosiery salesmen. Fats Waller wrote the music, George Marion Jr. In recent years, it was in the Fats Waller musical "Ain't Misbehavin'."

Gone are the days when I'd answer the bell
Find a salesmen with stockings to sell
Gleam in his eye and measuring tape in his hand
I get the urge to go splurging on hose
Nylons a dozen of those
Now poor or rich we're enduring instead
Woolens which itch
Rayons that spread

I'll be happy when the nylons bloom again
Cotton is monotonous to men
Only way to keep affection fresh
Get some mesh for your flesh
Posted by ges on 01/31/19 at 09:17 AM
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