15 November 2010 @ 07:51 pm
The ad works. The name does not.  
Good Housekeeping, December 1934.  The only thing wrong with this ad is the name of the product:

Hirsutus?

 
 
 
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Dianetsuki_no_hana on November 16th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Good lord, that sounds like a disease.

"Doctor, the tests results came in. It's... positive."
"Oh no. Let me alert the patient."

"Ma'am, I have some terrible news. I'm sorry, but it's... Barker's Hirsutus."
"NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"
E♥: Bert Convy: playing Tattletales with Annwhoseline_wlsc on November 16th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was the first thing I thought too.
Wee Lisaweelisa on November 16th, 2010 03:04 am (UTC)
Wow - that is pretty awesome copy. "Youthifies" - like something from the pen of a Simpson's writer. Love it.

But it's "give your hair the witchery that Barker's Hirsuitus imparts" is pretty cool too. Well, except for the hirsuitus part.
Dianetsuki_no_hana on November 16th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
A noble spirit youthifies us all!
seamonkey_magsseamonkey_mags on November 16th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I feel so youthified!
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on November 16th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
It's a perfectly cromulent word.
vp19: nra logovp19 on November 16th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
"Youthifies" -- the "truthiness" of 1934!
I joined the Rebel Alliance ironically: cordy wesley mocking  - by _deejay_morwen_peredhil on November 16th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Sound like it'll put hair on her chest. Not exactly the look most ladies are going for, then or now.
vp19: 1931 hollywood boulevardvp19 on November 16th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
It does sound like something indispensable for the 1934 FTM (assuming there were any around then, which I tend to doubt, Marlene Dietrich in slacks notwithstanding).
Do NOT provoke the Anger Monkey!adrienneee on November 16th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
Man, is it just me, or is this REALLY expensive for the time? A pint would set you back something like $38. Maybe I'm low maintenance, but that's ten times what I spend on a bottle of shampoo or styling product.
snippy_kitty on November 16th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
It youthifies. That is priceless.
Opinyunz. I haz dem.: Long Hairhannahsarah on November 16th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
Who could put a price on such witchery?
Alena Lynncarizma on November 16th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC)
lol cool
relax, I know how to make cementtelesilla on November 16th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm such a sucker for hair product ads--I'd have totally bought that back in the day. How could I have resisted something that promised to youthify my appearance?
Amyamyangel96 on November 16th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
I'd like to give my hair some witchery. And youthify it too.

Not sure about something named "Barker's Hirsutus" though.
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