The Art of Post-War American Chic #6

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Carrier air conditioner ad (1954)

7 comments:

Robert Fiore said...

You half expect Peggy Olson to step into the shot and adjust the poses. Which just goes to show that the advertising shown in Mad Men is a bit out of period.

Anji said...

Gorgeous dresses-- and this is just about how close you had to be to actually FEEL the air!!

Tommy O'C said...

Not really. Those type of ads were still being used in the early 1960s. It's been said that the Sixties didn't really begin until JFK's assassination. 1960-1962 were still very much like the Fifties in many ways (music, for example). I've spoken with an ex-Ad Man or two from that era here in NYC and the consensus is that MadMen is pretty spot-on.

Christopher said...

stand back..quit hoggin' all the cold air!

Brooks said...

They aren't posing. They are standing in the only place in the house where that AC provides any cool air. In act I think the one in blue is out of range and letting her friend have a turn.

Keith Beach said...

The best bit is it doesn't look at all out of place in that classic wood-paneled room (not!).
I'm thinking that if that AC was doing its job their stiff nipples would be prominent even through those dresses....or maybe that's why they're standing there, waiting for it to work.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stiff nay-nays!? We'll have no talk of such things here, my good man; this is a family blog (maybe).

(besides, they coulda airbrushed them t'ings out)