01 March 2012 @ 12:57 pm
Betty Crocker Thru' The Ages,  
... Betty Crocker thru the ages

Not an ad per say, but certainly vintage, and applies to advertising. I think this is quite fascinating, as we see Miss Crocker develop through the ages. She looks like a pissed off School Marm in 1936, and she looks rarin' to go in 1980, (before simering down 6 years later)
 
 
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Janejanenx01 on March 1st, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, is this from "Finding Betty Crocker"? I loved that book!
I joined the Rebel Alliance ironically: aeryn crackers nom - by mycoolnewnamemorwen_peredhil on March 1st, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
Me, too! Highly recommended.
Ejia Arath: ur flavr iz deelishusejia_arath03 on March 1st, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Miss Crocker's chocolate crinkles are my go-to chocolate cookie recipe. Thanks, Betty!
greengardenfrog: butterflygreengardenfrog on March 1st, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I think 1955 Betty comes closest to how I'd imagine her.
D'Alaire M.: maindalaire on March 1st, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Agreed!
luke_russellluke_russell on March 2nd, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
Yes! The ones that followed look like women that wouldn't be caught dead in a kitchen.
1islandinthesea: BETTY DRAPER1islandinthesea on March 2nd, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Agreed.
Brandoch Dahaticktockman on March 1st, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Just so you know for the next time around, the spelling you want is "per se". It's a latin phrase.

*daha*
Singe Addamssingeaddams on March 1st, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
I like 1927 but 1955 is 'my' Betty, too. The others I wouldn't trust in my kitchen. They look like every school teacher I ever hated.
On se niin väärin!aprilstarchild on March 1st, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
The 1996 one bugs me. I think it's supposed to look like some magic "everywoman," and instead she doesn't look like an actual person at all. She looks plastic.
Me.cremepuff on March 1st, 2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
Those were my thoughts, too!
jodi on March 2nd, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
The 1996 Betty was a computer generated composite of 75 different woman. She's an amalgam.
Not to say that any of the other Betty's were real (they were all the product of an artist's imagination) but the 1996 one looks less like a single entity because she was supposed to represent that magic everyone.
Given that the country is even more diverse than in 1996, General Mills doesn't bother to update the Betty and simply uses the iconic "spoon" logo and signature.
ms_hissyfitms_hissyfit on March 2nd, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
That explains why they hit the "uncanny valley" spot so perfectly, she really scares me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley

The 1936 version looks really flustered and slightly depressed, I like her!
luke_russellluke_russell on March 2nd, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
Yes...1996 is Laura Bush
elisavetlachupacabra on March 2nd, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
ugh totally. i dont want to know the 75 women they used as the composite.
Nyxalinthnyxalinth on March 1st, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
She looks so stern in 1936 hehe.
bomb dot com: kirk/spock: dapperglass_houses on March 1st, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
My book has the 1972 Betty in it. Bright orange, chock full of fondue and aspic recipes.

In 1986 she looked ready to kick some ass! We have different ideas about 1980 vs 1986.
Me.cremepuff on March 1st, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
I think it's the necktie/scarf thing, the ubiquitous 80s fashion statement. It makes her look more...conservative.
bomb dot comglass_houses on March 2nd, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
idk, she reminds me of Dr. Elizabeth Olivet from L&O. She was a powerhouse in shoulder pads.
luke_russellluke_russell on March 2nd, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
They ALL look like Republicans
Extraordinarianarchäolügenialkohöllisch Wuggishneswuglet on March 1st, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Somehow I really like the style in the 1969 one. It's the cravat (kinda), I think. Her face appears to be more open and friendly as well, with cleaner lines (I'm not an artist and not quite sure how to phrase this).
magenta girlmagenta_girl on March 1st, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
I like the 1969 one too. She kind of reminds me of Emma Thompson.
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on March 2nd, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
I think the 1969 Betty looks really good and I wouldn't mind having that hairstyle, but look at her in 1972! She's all frumpy and constipated again! Those 3 years must have been hell!

I think the 1996 Betty looks like Laura Bush, which is weird because I'm not sure if anyone outside of Texas knew who she was then.
Kerikeristars on March 2nd, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
1996 looks like... whatshername. she was in Buffy and How I Met Your Mother and the American Pie series. Only with a slightly longer, less heart-shaped face
The KGB is available to answer your questions.purplesocks on March 2nd, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Alyson Hannigan?
Kerikeristars on March 2nd, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
Ah, yes, that's her name. I can never remember - whenever I try to think of it, I instead conjure images of Lesbian Band Camp Featuring NPH, which... I don't even know how that makes sense.
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on March 2nd, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Alyson Hannigan?
bradygirl_12: chocolate cake 2 (strawberries)bradygirl_12 on March 2nd, 2012 12:12 am (UTC)
The 1955 Betty seems the warmest. :)

The 1996 one isn't even real! She's like those movies with the creepy CGI look.
The Great Enabler: DITZYrick_day on March 2nd, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
actually, they all look a lot like the First Ladies of their era.
Dustin Prewittdeathstar461 on March 2nd, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
of course, 1968 was absent. her hippy-commune days I think we'd all like to forget.
Disco citizen: LoM: Sam Tylerteamrodent on March 2nd, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
But, oh, those brownies...
BlueBearbluebear2 on March 2nd, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
It also shows what the times were as to what was considered sensible at the time.


I remember a performance artist in Saskatoon did a hilarious piece called Betty Crocker's off her Rocker. Brilliant.
Susan Trexelalmond_cakes on March 2nd, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
1955 my fave Betty, 1996 yuck. The cookbook I got when I graduated high school in 1980 has the 1972 Betty. I still use that cookbook; has great pie crust and pie recipes and dessert recipes.
Nico: mince piesvilakins on March 2nd, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
I like 1986 best (though not the awful necktie). She looks friendly and approachable. And 1955 who looks like the sort of aunt who'd make delicious scones and cakes.
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