Monday, December 09, 2013

The Good Olde Daze …

 

Right !!! Can you imagine an ad like this today ?

This next one reminds me of the great one-liner in the movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. It’s when the elderly gentleman is trying to be polite to a female companion and invites her for tea. She thinks he is attracted to her and finally out of frustration he says, “I need to tell you that I am gay”. She looks absolutely stricken and then says in a barely audible and hesitant voice “You mean …as …in… happy ?


Then there’s this sweet little ad …kiddies and cocaine, what a combination. It was billed as an instantaneous cure in 1885 !


No need for a nap or a day off once in awhile for this busy housewife.  She was happy and content as long as she had Kellog's  Pep !!
 

And finally we have our friendly family doctor ...the one we all looked up to and relied on for good wholesome advice...
 
 
 
 

 

14 Comments:

Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

I love those old ads. Time magazine did a replay of the 1963 issue regarding the Kennedy trip to Dallas. It included the advertisements of that year.

4:06 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

I love seeing them too. I used to buy old magazines in antique shops and look at the old ads. It is an education in how much times have changed!

4:32 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Not everything was better in the good old days, especially thru a smokey haze. I liked that movie, Marigold Hotel -- not an A+ but pleasant enough.

3:58 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...

Good grief. How did that generation manage to survive?

5:40 AM  
Blogger Grace-WorkinProgress said...

Those were the good old days when collectively we lived in denial and the world was a beautiful place.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Regenia said...

Great fun to see these ads!

4:26 AM  
Blogger possum said...

Yep, it is hard to imagine - except for those of us who lived it!
As another ad once said, "You've come a long way, baby!" Virginia Slims,I think?????

I enjoyed Marigold Hotel. Love Judi Dench!

6:39 AM  
OpenID Big John said...

Ahhh ! Those were the days, Ginnie.

7:26 AM  
Blogger ellen said...

I love those old adds as well. Remember Cherecol Cough Syrup? (I know I have totally misspelled it, but can't remember the correct spelling.) Anyway, I do believe it had codeine in it. Ha! I loved it.

1:09 PM  
OpenID schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Every historian knows you can't understand the past by looking at one artifact like an old advert. And feeling smugly superior. We can't judge what our ancestors did, and should not try.

My mother had paregoric in her medicine box. I'm sure you know that was an opium derivative and given to children. I loved it when I had a tummy ache.

Take the cocaine ad (and yes I recognize Kookla and Ollie…no Fran yet) as an example.

Given the anything goes attitude of today, how long do you think it will be before we see cocaine ads again? No, history does not repeat itself in the details, although there are larger patterns.

My poison is someone else's passion and government cannot regulate it.

4:01 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

LOL--Have you ever watched the program Mad Men? Somehow, this reminds me of that show with such blatant sexual harassment and boozing and lots of smoking. A different time for sure.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Those old ads are such fun to see, Ginnie. We recently watched the film you mentioned and it was wonderful and I DO recall that line.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I listen to old time radio on the Internet Archive. Some of the best parts of the shows are often the commercials just as out of date as your visual ads.

1:13 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I listen to old time radio on the Internet Archive. Some of the best parts of the shows are often the commercials just as out of date as your visual ads.

1:13 AM  

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