Smirnoff Leaves You Breathless

1958 ad campaign for Smirnoff Vodka. The ad copy about "breathless" drinkers who are "on the vodka wagon" makes me think of wheezing, out-of-breath drunks.

San Bernardino County Sun - Nov 6, 1958

Miami News - Oct 16, 1958

San Antonio Express - Sep 23, 1958

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 24, 2019
     Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants | Advertising | 1950s | Alcohol

"Sorry officer, I can't comply with your request, I'm breathless from all that Smirnoff" 😛
Posted by John on 10/24/19 at 11:07 AM
They won't have too far to fall of of those wagons.
Posted by KDP on 10/24/19 at 03:56 PM
So you could be "on the wagon" and still drink this? I feel sure that was their whole idea.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/25/19 at 11:44 AM
If you drank Smirnoff while "on the wagon", you'd fall off the wagon, then you'd have to run to get on the wagon again until you're out of breath. Stopping a bad habit is hard.
Posted by Yudith on 10/25/19 at 04:53 PM
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