Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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Do we think Tony Curtis, man about town, wore bargain Van Heusen shirts? More likely, his face was used as merely a tie-in with the manufacturer in exchange for promoting his most recent film, “All-American” (better known as The All American, released in 1953.)
An Affair to Remember (1956), but that is not the way her hair looked in the film, nor is that one of the movie's costumes! I do like the way she looks here, though (but what is happening behind her?! The hand!)
Joan Collins shilling for Lustre-Creme shampoo as her 1958 film Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! is about to open. I would almost bet my life that this is not even Collins' hair, but one of her many wigs.
Miss Anne Baxter singing the praises of her Coldspot refrigerator.
We have singer-actor Tony Martin (and the husband of Cyd Charisse)...
TV's Peter Gunn (and husband of Alexis Smith) Craig Stevens...
...and Miss Broadway herself, Miss Angela Lansbury, in full-on Mame mode.
The Towering Inferno (1974) and the landmark 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man.
Swimwear is another source of eye-catching ads. Check out this Jantzen advertisement for a reversible men's swim trunk! They only came in sizes 28 to 36, so chubbies can forget it, I presume!
this post which feature the delectable Frank Gifford in his prime if you are interested. As the years went on, one could still find beefcake in Jantzen's advertisements, but somehow it just isn't the same...
this post, I have some great shots of Jim Palmer wearing a variety of Jockey briefs! I love this cowpoke shown below, shaving in his BVDs.
The Ivory ad above, and this next one, were published in National Geographic Magazine. And here we thought the only skin in that publication belonged to topless native women! I hope you enjoyed these and I'll be back again soon!