26 June 2012 @ 05:58 pm
Beauty Tone Bulbs  
I find these unreasonably fascinating.

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luke_russellluke_russell on June 27th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
Why do the women have such vapid expressions on their faces? Very odd.
Furnace Chantfurnacechant on June 27th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Eh...? They look no more vapid than most people in ads do. Especially ads of this era, when women were really kind of expected not to have opinions of their own.
luke_russellluke_russell on June 27th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Really? To me they look like robotic Stepford Wives or maybe doped up with their frozen smile as they stare blankly at the man in front of them. Very odd expressions to me.
Furnace Chantfurnacechant on June 27th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
I'm not totally disagreeing with that, just disagreeing that it is in any way unusual to see women portrayed that way in advertising, especially from the 50s. I've seen LOTS worse on here and elsewhere! They might be odd expressions on a real person, but they seem pretty tame in this context.
khh1138khh1138 on June 27th, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
My mum used to insist on pink bulbs for our chandelier in our living room. I totally forgot about that. I wonder if it really did make a difference. She was not fussy by nature - she always talked about wanting to move back to the farm, actually, so to her it must have been really obvious.
She did actually grow up with oil lamps in her house - maybe she was recreating that glow!
msmoonshademsmoonshade on June 27th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
I remember these. The pink bulbs in particular. My sister had pink bulbs in her bedroom.
FIERCENESSpolymexina on June 27th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
Don't they still have these? I feel like I've seen them in the grocery store...
Furnace Chantfurnacechant on June 27th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
I don't think they're these exact ones, but yes, you can buy "color correcting" bulbs still.
mjspicemjspice on June 27th, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
Oooooooo
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on June 27th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'm all for color-coordination, but coordinating the room decor, light bulbs AND your outfits?

"Sorry, dear. I can't go into the living room, my dress doesn't match the drapes and light bulbs..."

Man Writing Slash: & Wincestwrite_light on June 27th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
"Honeybunch, I'm coming in. Can you switch the bulb to a cool blue?"
The Cat Whisperer: WTF_Taillightdubhain on June 29th, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
They still make colored incandescants, but the colors aren't the same. They're subtly different. I suspect manufacturing cost-cutting.

When they changed the tint of the bulbs, years ago, my grandmother went out to all the stores in her area, and bought up as many of the original pink bulbs as she could get her hands on. When she died, several years after that, she still had quite a few left.
Tetsuosmoke on July 1st, 2012 04:03 am (UTC)
Actually I like the idea of lighting that's in colors other than the standard white or yellow. Right now my room is lit partially with ambient light from multicolored LED rope lights surrounding the top corners of the room.
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