Advertisements from long, long ago — femme fatale edition

30 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago — femme fatale edition

  1. Scottie says:

    The woman pictured in the advertisement for “stout” ladies is not stout by today’s standards. They need to see people today to see stout. 🙂 Hugs

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  2. Zip-a-Dee says:

    A different ‘social conditioning’ perspective for sure b.o.b.
    Here’s something a bit OT but the bird brought you to mind to share it with. Now THAT’s skateboarding!!!

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  3. floridaborne says:

    Some of the ones from the 60’s and 70’s, I remember. Madge, Twiggy.

    And it makes me laugh to see the ad for “stout” women.

    Did you know that size 14 was considered “stout” back then, and today’s size 8 – 10 is equivalent to yesterday’s size 14? I still have some clothes from the 1970’s (size 12) and they fit the same as the size 6 I wear today. I said, “What?” and went online. There’s a site that shows the change in women’s size designation from the 1930’s to now. I was blown away.

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    • I remember Madge and Twiggy too. Twiggy was all the rage when I was in jr. high school, and I even had a Twiggy haircut for a while… but my mother was very strict and wouldn’t let me wear makeup or miniskirts, so there was a limit to how Twiggyish I could be. I definitely had the figure for it back then — skinny and flat-chested. No one who saw me today would ever believe I was once skinny and flat-chested, but it’s the truth.

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  4. Laughing out loud but sad to say; I remember a lot of these. ~~dru~~

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  5. lbeth1950 says:

    Love, love, love this.

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  6. lbeth1950 says:

    Reblogged this on Nutsrok and commented:
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  7. I am ‘stout’ but can only wish I was as stout as that model! I loved these 🙂

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  8. I remember my parents being horrified when some magazine that made its way into our house had an ad for Mark Eden bust developer. Oh, and someone I babysat for had a Fredericks of Hollywood catalogue. My early exposure to pornography. I blush to recall it all.

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  9. Dawn Marie says:

    This was fun! So much changes. And yet, So much stays the same!

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  10. facebkwallflower says:

    I want a pair of each Red Cross shoes!

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