Lucky Strike ~ Cigarette Adverts [1936-1938] “A light smoke.”

“Luckies – a light smoke.”

These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes are from 1936-38 and were all about how gentle Luckies were on the throat. From 1937 the ads featured music and movie stars of the time.



“It’s toasted – your throat protection against irritation, against cough.”

From 1937 the ads featured music and movie stars of the time.

“When I had to sing in a recent picture,” says Carole Lombard, “I considered giving up smoking. But my voice coach said I needn’t if I’d select a light smoke – Luckies.
“I soon found that even when singing and acting twelve hours a day, I can smoke as many Luckies as I like without throat irritation.”


“Sworn records show that with men who know tobacco best – it’s Luckies 2 to 1!”

Towards the middle of 1938 the “light smoke” catchline began to fade and the “men who know tobacco” catchline crept in ready for the next ad campaign.


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