18 July 2013 @ 08:19 pm
Welcome!!! Please read our community rules (not many, but alas they are necessary) right here !!

If you wish to know the latest events happening here's our upcoming events here!!

If you have any questions, never hesitate to ask!! You can PM me here on LJ, email me (please put vintage ads in the subject), or find me on facebook. If you are a regular long time member and if phoning is easier for you, contact me and I'll even give you my phone #.

GAY EQUALITY DAY Thursday April 24th!!
 
 
22 February 2014 @ 12:37 pm
"Women's looks fade in war times."  Did you know that?

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18 January 2014 @ 11:48 pm


Dutch poster from the 1950s. 'Beach' against sunburn, not greasy, tans quickly.
 
 
 
27 November 2013 @ 09:16 pm
 
 
 
 
 
05 October 2013 @ 10:41 pm
Celebrating our new tag Lilac!


 
 
05 October 2013 @ 10:38 pm
Celebrating our new tag Lilac!
French Lilac
 
 
05 October 2013 @ 10:37 pm
Celebrating our new tag Lilac!

Growing wild
 
 
05 October 2013 @ 08:34 am
 SOMEONE's having a look-see.
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Amazing art by Rene Gruau
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Who Knew?  The AVON lady had a profitable side business!
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Sadly, the best Mr. Ray's commercials are not on YT anymore - they featured a voice-over from Mr. Ray himself, who has a broad, flat Baltimore accent that made them really funny. He's the one announcing the phone number in this ad, and you can really hear it when he says "Oeh Fieve Fieve Fieve." You can see a clip from one of those commercials here.

 
 
 
 
 
13 September 2013 @ 01:23 pm
My favorite "N", the 'n' of advertising.


Sun 'n' Surf
*note to advertisers: don't but 'burning' on her crotch.
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MMMMM  Prunes 'N Cereal
(The grammatically-shady one-apostrophe 'N - <_<)

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07 September 2013 @ 05:42 pm
Mavis by Vivaudou.  Vivaudou ads never fail to amaze me with their artwork and style (and color, and bizarre-ness). :D

The artist is Henry Clive, a prolific ad artist of the time.

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