“Here are more of those Fun-to-Bake, Fun-to-Cut-Up cakes!”This was the second little animal cake booklet by Baker’s Coconut, which was published in 1959 by General Foods Corp. There were fifteen different cake ideas, all decorated with Angel Flakes.
“A calendar of new cake-making ideas!”This little animal cake booklet from Baker’s Coconut was published in 1956 by General Foods Corp. They were all decorated with Angel Flakes and was one cake idea for each month.
“Brings better fashion into focus.”These ads for Botany “Camera” men’s fashions date from 1955. They were thin, full height third-page ads featuring disembodied clothing, cameras for heads, and bright coloured backgrounds.
“”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 forms.
“Yours to live with… yours to love… for keeps.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran throughout 1950. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married or engaged couples.
“She’s in love… and she loves Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery ran from late 1952 and throughout 1953. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured young married women daydreaming about their new cutlery.
“She’s in love… and she loves Community.” This illustrated ad campaign for Community silverplate cutlery dates from 1954. The artwork was by Jon Whitcomb and featured sitting couples, shown from the shoulders down.
“The cool way to stay neat all day!”These ads for men’s trousers made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester and “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1956-58. The ads featured a pair of men’s legs in the foreground and woman in the background.
“Comfort in action!”These ads for men’s fashions made from Du Pont “Dacron” polyester, “Orlon” acrylic fibre, and “Nylon” date from 1956-59. The ads feature men in various sporting and leisure scenarios.
“In fall slacks Orlon adds the future.”These ads for men’s suits and slacks made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1958. The ads had little illustrations of spaceships, satellites, and other flying crafts at the bottom.
“So light, so neat!”These ads for men’s suits made from Du Pont “Orlon” acrylic fibre date from 1958. The ads featured a close up shot of a man’s jacketed torso on one side, with a full length shot in the distance on the other. The backgrounds were illustrations of fun outdoor activities.
“There’s a big difference between a lion and a dandelion.” This somewhat bizarre illustrated ad campaign by Ethyl gasoline ran from 1950 to the beginning of 1952.
“Martin Denny presents the enticing voice of Ethel Azama.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Exotic Dreams” by Ethel Azama, with arrangement by Paul Conrad from 1959.
“The finest woollens in the world.”This long running ad campaign by Forstmann Woolen Company dates from 1944-56, and ran from September to April each year. The ads had a background of three swathes of fabric with a model wearing clothes made from them.
“As recommended by the medical profession.”Health vests were obviously quite the thing in England in the 1950’s, and after looking over these knitting patterns you’ll wonder how you ever survived without one.
“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.
“As cool and clean as a breath of fresh air.” These ads for Kool menthol cigarettes date from 1958-59. The illustrated ads featured couples in cool or fresh outdoors locations.
“Never a rough puff!” These ads for Lucky Strike cigarettes date from 1950 and featured various celebrities of the time.
In 1955, record company Columbia released a set of five LP’s featuring the instrumental stylings of Peter Barclay and his Orchestra. The technicolour cover photographs encapsulate the ideal American family in a wonderfully cheesy/creepy way, and the back covers were full of helpful hints and even recipes to help make every occasion perfect.
“Let your throat enjoy smooth smoking!” These ads for Pall Mall cigarettes date from 1953-54. They were very similar to the later ads of previous campaign, with red and white backgrounds, and black and white illustrated smokers.
“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.
“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 as per older campaigns.
“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.
“Yours, for a merry merry Christmas with the world’s most modern car!” Here is a selection of travel related Christmas themed ads, dating from 1950-59. Included are adverts for cars, bikes, planes, boats, trains, and car maintenance.
“She’s busy… yet she’s beautiful… she uses Pond’s.”These ads for Pond’s “Cold Cream” are from 1958-61 and feature famous actresses/models of the day, who were also busy mothers and wives.
“A flight into new areas of sonic and musical experience.” This weeks Sunday Lounge Listening is “Provocative Percussion” by Terry Snyder and the All Stars from 1959.
In 1957-59, Soft-Weve (by Scott) produced some beautiful fairytale style adverts for their toilet tissue. Featuring glamorous ladies wearing dresses specially designed to match the colourful toilet rolls they so decorously caress, it is easy to forget just what is being advertised!
“What all girls desire!” These black and white illustrated ads for Spun-lo lingerie date from mid 1951-52. They had white backgrounds and a little rhyme about an expensive luxury and their cheap undies.
“So healthy for my budget!” These black and white illustrated ads for Spun-lo lingerie date from early 1951. They started off with full backgrounds, which were then reduced to just the mid section.
“And she’ll sleep beautifully ever after.” These ads for Vanity Fair lingerie cover the 1950’s. They all had a plain backdrop, full length bodies, and partially hidden faces. This style carried on right up to 1980 at least.
“All is vanity…” These ads for Vanity Fair lingerie cover the 1960’s. They all had a plain, bright backdrop, full length bodies, and partially hidden faces. This style carried on right up to 1980 at least.
“Makes you feel so fresh and feminine.” These five Yardley ads for are from 1956-57. The dolls in the images were designed by Madame Alexander, a company which has been making dolls since 1923.