Retro Musings includes magazine adverts and catalogue scans from 1930’s to 1990’s, plus anything else which takes my fancy (like LP covers and knitting patterns).
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"Pall Mall's natural mildness is so good to your taste!" These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from mid 1962 to late 1963. They all featured relaxed smokers lying in the grass, photographed at ground level.
"Wherever particular people congregate." These two illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1962. They featured couple dining out, with the gentlemen admiring the length of their cigarettes. Possibly by Mary Blair.
"Good! Good! Good!" These illustrated ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from late 1960-62. The ads all had a white background with different stylised fruit painted by Disney artist Mary Blair.
"Get satisfying flavour!" These collage style ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1960. The backgrounds were printed or painted, with photos of sliced fruit (mostly) placed on top.
"So friendly to your taste!" These stylised ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1957-59. They were illustrated by Disney artist Mary Blair.
"I don't know how he does it" These black and white photo story ad's for Colgate toothpaste date from 1944, a style which was used for several years. All the ads featured unlucky-in-love soldiers and sailors with various dental hygiene issues.
""Scotland's prince of whiskies."" These illustrated ads for Chivas Regal whisky ran from 1958-60. The artists included Phil Hays, Herbert Danska, Antonio Frasconni, Sven Palmquist, Alfred D. Crim, and Harvey Woolhiser. Each advert used a different artist, commissioned to create an interpretation of Robert the Bruce using various art ...read more →
"The Letterman look."These ads for men's fashions made from Du Pont "Dacron" polyester, and "Orlon" acrylic fibre date from 1960-61. The ads had a sports theme and the models used were mostly college age.
"Mildness is a pleasure with Pall Mall." These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1956-57. Where previously they had all been illustrated, they were now a mixture of illustration or black and white photo. All still had red block backgrounds with white text, or red text on white ...read more →
"You can wash this coat!"These ads for jackets and coats treated with Du Pont "Zelan" water replant date from 1959. Each long half page ad featured models braving the outdoors.
"Reward yourself!" These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1954-56. As per their previous ad campaigns, all illustrations of happy smokers were black and white, with red text on the white background or white text on a solid red background.
"If you’ve got it, flaunt it - elegantly!" Ebony magazine’s April 1973 fashion shoot for men was all about colourful leisure looks with comfort, class, plaid and pinstripes. The photoshoot took the "tremendous trio" to the Caribbean island of Curacao where they lounged about on bridges, rock pools and ...read more →