How to fool a legman

"The legman is an artist."

Maybe so, but the picture sure makes him look weird and creepy.

Vogue - Oct 1, 1969

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Nov 22, 2022
     Category: Advertising | 1960s | Legs

I had to laugh at "playing Wagner on a ukulele" in the ad. I googled "Richard Wagner music played on ukulele" and got several links to YouTube videos of it being performed. There were even links to the sheet music.

A couple years ago, while listening to "Largo al Factotum" (the Figaro! Figaro! aria) from "The Barber of Seville" by Rossini, I wondered how that music would sound played on an accordion. A quick search revealed several videos of that being done.
Posted by Fritz on 11/22/22 at 06:11 AM
Forget legs! He’s busy taking upskirt photos…
Posted by Brian on 11/22/22 at 08:28 AM
In the world of cars, a 'twenty-footer' looks great when you're not too close to it but is a bit of a junker when you're within touching distance. I can't imagine what mental image they're trying to evoke when they say their hose will turn you into a sixty-footer.

Posted by Phideaux on 11/22/22 at 10:28 AM
@Fritz: please tell me one of them was Weird Al...

Also, I don't think these Mad Men knew what an artist is. An artist doesn't merely stare or critique, he creates things himself. What they were looking for is an art critic. (Some people are both.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/27/22 at 04:30 AM
@Phideaux: Sorry, my search didn't find any classical music being performed by Weird Al. I'm sure I'd enjoy hearing him playing some, in his own unique style, of course.
Posted by Fritz on 11/27/22 at 05:10 AM
@Fritz: Neither did I, but now I really, really want to hear Al doing Largo al Factotum. All the better if he does it at his Superbowl show.
Posted by Richard Bos on 11/27/22 at 02:17 PM
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