My mid-century advertising obsession peaked again this week as I leafed through some of the old books I own. From a series called The Golden Age of Advertising is where I found the following advertisements. I understand that having this as a Saturday activity qualifies me for such terms as “boring” and “loser”. I will have you know that last night was spent inside a fort built with blankets and kitchen chairs in my living room…and my son was not home. So think about that next time you try to label me. Wait…never mind. Let’s instead whip out the photos:
Rheingold’s Beer is the last thing I was thinking of when I saw this picture. What’s up with that car?
I have never heard of this movie. Nameless Shameless Woman is going to be my next screen name, however.
Ladies, let’s all take a moment to be thankful that THAT is not typical underwear these days.
In different words: Women don’t own cars, they steal them from their husbands.
I could not fit this into my backpack.
I remember hearing about these way back when, before mass internet use. Now it is such a possibility for you and I to talk to each other with pictures at any time for very little money. Still, does anyone make use of this? My best friend and I did, like once, when we lived far away from each other. It seemed pointless and we never used webcams again. Mine is sitting here on my desk, dusty and bored.
If I ever become very urban, I will begin to request people call me “Tenderoni”.
I would LOVE one of these. Unless of course they are required to be used with curlers.
Everyone who sees this is thinking the same thing…Tear?!
So, to end of a completely backwards note…here’s an ad for rice.
Yes, this ad does exist. As recently as the 1960’s American Advertising could have been described as just plain wrong.
Thanks Tenderoni, Im a fan of the old adds myself.
My grandmother had one of those hairdryer shower cap combo platters up there but her’s was the size of a suitcase, with a suitcase lid and latches.
Wait, I think it actually was a suitcase with a built in hairdryer.
I can’t believe that add is real, old timey racism…
I bet I could find one on ebay. I wonder, though, what percentage of users get electrocuted?
I agree with you, that Rheingold’s add doesn’t exactly scream “Beer” to me, I thought it was an ad for the car too.
And how exactly would one walk in a paper dress? Seems to me like that could cause some issues but I guess as long as your wearing your non-ride up panties you’d be ok right?
And yeah, nothing like racism in advertising, they obviously haven’t seen Buddha!
I still say it’s too W-I-L-D to print!
That is one angry looking computer and is the magic oval supposed to be the the woman’s opposite version of crotch stuffing?
Um, I guess. You just said, “crotch stuffing”. I hope that becomes one of my new most frequently googled phrases
I’d think a lot of fine folks got zapped by those contraptions.
those permalift panties would be perfect for a tranny who’s trying to hide something…
and that rice meal looks so healthy with the blob of butter on it and the plate sized hunk of meat. yum!
I always dodge the Under-roos tugging problem by wearing thongs.
If there isn’t anything there, there’s nothing to bunch, ya?
Nameless, Shameless Woman and Fat Chinese were a perfect way to end my night. I seriously laughed like an idiot when I saw those. Thanks for that. I’ve stayed up all night reading blogs and I’m off to bed now. Thanks for sending me off with a good laugh.
I’m off to stuff my crotch and get some sleep.
“Magic Oval Pantie Can’t Ride Up – Ever!”
Also, won’t come down ever. Those would be excellent for those nights you occasionally read about in advice columns when ladies want to go out and have a really good time but make SURE they don’t succumb to temptation. Wanna keep your clothes on? Wear these underneath!
I’ll call you Tenderoni if you want.
I’m not even going to say it….
Kitty- you are so right