21 April 2012 @ 10:54 pm
And because it soared to 90 here and I'm sweltering... and will not turn on the AC because dammit it's APRIL.  I really need some cool allure. :S

Irresistible, 1935


27 March 2012 @ 09:41 pm
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Oh Lord I remember this stuff.

24 March 2012 @ 09:59 pm
Dorothy Gray, 1957

Biology FAIL.  God forbid that poor thing is born onto a bed of snow in winter.  Fawns do not come at Christmas, even if you do need to have something "new" in your ad, Dorothy Gray.

Who would win?Collapse )

What does Rod Marsh do with his Vaseline Petroleum Jelly?Collapse )

25 February 2012 @ 08:27 am
Three Maybelline ads featuring B movie actress Lois Collier

Lois Collier 1945 001

Pic #2Collapse )

Pic #3Collapse )
One of the best advertising words (apart from "up to" and "virtually") is almost.   Read more about 'weasel words' HERE.

Campbell's Soup, 1949    This one wins for two 'almosts' and for such prominent featuring of the word.

Now he has (what looks almost like) a new skin!Collapse )

Almost magic elasticized dime size opening that S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-S open wide. (NSFW)Collapse )

It's almost like turning back the clock!Collapse )

You can almost make your skin over!Collapse )
17 February 2012 @ 12:04 am

Haughty women are...

... women who have a room designed just to suit their hair color - and know they're worth it.

full size, a glorious 1188x1600, for the full effect of that gaze

Haughty women are...
...women who lean precariously on the balcony railing to make you forget the ad is for men's pomade.

Haughty, definitely.Collapse )

...women who can wear eye shadow in uniform and kill with a glance while still on the phone.

Kick-ass-take-names-haughty!Collapse )

... beguiling women who wear makeup for "[their] greater glory".

Breathtakingly haughty!Collapse )

And as a bonus, this hilarious story "Tall Girl in Hoops" from the Australian Women's Weekly, February 29, 1956: "She was tall, aloof, and haughty; exactly the sort of woman who could wear a crinoline."  Yeah, it makes that much sense.
It starts: "Mr. Ward, director of the Nu World Advertising Agency, ate a handful of benzedrine tablets." And gets better from there.Collapse )

16 February 2012 @ 11:34 pm

Haughty women in ads are not...

...the idle rich who torment their maids with inane questions about pineapple.

...women who have bigger homes and cars with "12 more cylinders than yours" (wtf?)

not haughtyCollapse )

...women with artistically arranged dirt on their floor and "Fatal Apple" lipstick

not haughty eitherCollapse )

... and least of all Miss Bebe Daniels, who uses Special Drene on her "glorious hair" while giving you a withering gaze filled with disdain.

nope, still not haughtyCollapse )

08 February 2012 @ 09:50 pm
There's something about having THREE women in an ad...

Sears Catalogue, 1970

Beauty for busy moderns!Collapse )

Is there a tampon for single girls?Collapse )

25 December 2011 @ 10:52 pm
Sorry, but I don't have much man candy on hand at the moment for those of you who are into that. (I'm working on it!) For the rest of you . . . 

1. Jet ad for sister publication, Ebony, featuring Nichelle Nichols, 1966

Actual cover plus 9 more ads.Collapse )

24 December 2011 @ 01:29 pm

A merry Christmas from Tho-Radia to the readers of Marie-Claire (magazine).

Tho-Radia, the thorium+radium beauty aids! (1920s) - not to be confused with those bastards in Pittsburgh who made
Radithor.  >:-o

10 November 2011 @ 02:00 pm
Just because I like the early 60s glamour. :)

Another image behind the cutCollapse )

From two issues of Woman's Journal, 1962
07 November 2011 @ 11:17 pm
Not a contest entry, but sort of fits with the theme of it. That tag line seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's no way that would go over today. From Jet magazine:

Dimatron sounds like a TV that automatically adjusts to room lighting. 
28 October 2011 @ 08:27 pm
Help your child discover his or her inner evil clown. 

I don't remember PAAS making these. I always associate them with decorating eggs, not faces. 
20 October 2011 @ 12:29 pm
An early (and very high quality) Art Deco advertisement for a well known cosmetics firm:

From La Gazette du Bon Ton, Juin 1914
I'd almost given up on finding something for porn 'tache weekend, when I found this fellow giving me a meaningful look from a page in Vogue:

Found in British Vogue, May 1972
13 August 2011 @ 03:15 pm
Here are two ads that I just happen to have in my saved folder, one from the 40s and the other from the 20s

one moreCollapse )