“Unique clothing for women of distinction.” This fine selection of boutique dress shop ads are from Tampa Bay Magazine, dating between 1986-88.
“Great fashion just for you at Young C&A.” These C&A ads for “10 To Teens” and “Girls In Style” childrenswear are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1984-86.
“No matter how fast the fashion trends change, Clockhouse keeps you right in style.” These C&A “Clock House” womenswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-85.
“Electric Youth – The electric fragrance!” These ads for Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” perfume are from 1989-90. It was produced by Revlon and distributed by Natural Wonder Cosmetics, which Debbie Gibson advertised between 1988-90.
“Pretty was never so pure.” These ads for Natural Wonder Cosmetics by Revlon are from 1988-90, during which time Debbie Gibson was spokeswoman.
“Sisters are different from brothers.”These ads for men’s hair styling product Duke and their women’s range Raveen are from 1964 to 1972.
“Gentlemen Prefer Hanes” These unashamedly awful Hanes pantyhose adverts date from between 1973-84. Each one features a man leering at another woman’s legs whilst out with his wife or girlfriend. I don’t know about them being gentlemen, more like creepymen!
“Full strength – ready to serve.” These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1955-56.
“Cocktails… for the holidays!” In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.
“Martinis on-the-rocks straight from the Heublein bottle.” These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails are from 1957.
“What this country needs is a good 25¢ Martini!” These celebrity ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1961-63.
“Most people can’t make cocktails as good as these – and I wish they wouldn’t try!” These ads for Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails date from 1964-67 and featured a large selection of famous actors of the time.
“Come claim a private new world all for you. The Gentle Sex.” This lovely illustrated ad campaign for Kotex Kotique feminine hygiene products date from 1969-71.
“She’ll flip with your cool magic.” These ads for Magic Shaving Powder and Magic After Shave Cream by Carson date between 1964-81.
“Body-clinging knits stress masculinity with lean, sexy look.” Ebony magazine’s September 1970 fashion shoot for men, taken in New York Central Park, was based around “machismo”. And striped trousers.
“New Griffin Savers Account has a lot to offer young savers.” This Midland Bank advert is from 1984-85. I had the Griffin Savers Account myself and still have the dictionary and pencil case somewhere!
“Free record token when you open an account.” These ads for National Girobank are from 1982-84. The account was for 15 to 19 year olds and offered record tokens as an incentive to open an account.
“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…” Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).
“Smoke for pleasure today. No Cigarette hangover tomorrow!”Philip Morris cigarettes sponsored US TV show I Love Lucy from its premier on 15th October 1951, until Christmas 1954. As well as the TV ads, there were paper ads featuring the shows stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
“No other cigarette gives you this assurance… this smoking pleasure.”In 1954, Philip Morris modernised their cigarette advertising campaign with a fresh new look (no bell boys to be seen anywhere). They also had a new design of “snap-open” packaging.
“Opens in a jiffy… closes tight to keep flavour in!”In 1955, Philip Morris cigarettes commissioned artist Edwin Georgi to create this series of wonderful illustrations for them.
“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.” These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.
“How to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine.” The Machine Knitting Book by John Allen was published in 1985 and featured a wealth of highly dubious jumpers.