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Let's Post Old Cigarette Commercials

I'm not a smoker, but the ads fascinate me. I would guess that most us don't remember cigarettes being advertised on TV, just in magazines.

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by Anonymousreply 75January 23, 2023 2:52 PM

Lucky Strike.

by Anonymousreply 1January 22, 2023 4:23 PM

Wow. This is iconic.

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by Anonymousreply 2January 22, 2023 4:24 PM

"'I'll bet mine is longer." "Nice pack!"

Oh brother.

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by Anonymousreply 3January 22, 2023 4:26 PM

No! Not Fred Flintstone!

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by Anonymousreply 4January 22, 2023 4:27 PM

"Pall Mall Can't Spall"

by Anonymousreply 5January 22, 2023 4:29 PM

This is very sad to me because he died from lung cancer.

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by Anonymousreply 6January 22, 2023 4:30 PM

I remember cigarette commericals and they were on tv a lot. I never understood why Pall Mall was pronounced Pell Mell.

by Anonymousreply 7January 22, 2023 4:30 PM

Joan for Camels.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 22, 2023 4:32 PM

I have vague recollection of cigarette commercials from the 1960s. But the ridiculous and inane print ads in magazines were ubiquitous through the 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 9January 22, 2023 4:38 PM

I vaguely remember cigarette TV commercials. When I saw this thread my first thought was, Tarrytown cigarettes - which is really Tareyton - they'd rather fight than switch.

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by Anonymousreply 10January 22, 2023 4:45 PM

Oh dear God. You've come along way, baby. All the way to a cancer ward.

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by Anonymousreply 11January 22, 2023 5:03 PM

r8 Joan was a cigarette WHORE. She advertised for many different brands.

by Anonymousreply 12January 22, 2023 5:22 PM

R12 Told ya so.

by Anonymousreply 13January 22, 2023 5:33 PM

1971 Virginia Slims ad.

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by Anonymousreply 14January 22, 2023 5:39 PM

Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillo's?

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by Anonymousreply 15January 22, 2023 7:07 PM

1971 - the end of an era.

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by Anonymousreply 16January 22, 2023 7:16 PM

I can't believe no one has posted the Marlboro man commerical, lol.

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by Anonymousreply 17January 22, 2023 7:43 PM

Come to Marble-Row Country.

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by Anonymousreply 18January 22, 2023 8:49 PM

This is the brand my Mom smoked.

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by Anonymousreply 19January 22, 2023 8:50 PM

My mother was a die hard Marlboro cigarette smoker the entire time she smoked. I was so very relieved when she finally kicked that horrible habit.

by Anonymousreply 20January 22, 2023 8:56 PM

Virginia Slims commercials adapted for the Latin market.

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by Anonymousreply 21January 22, 2023 9:01 PM

Do you think Kent sponsored "The Alan Brady Show" too?

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by Anonymousreply 22January 22, 2023 10:04 PM

I guess Topper took Joan's advice.

(And go through to the end where they brag about sending gift packs of cigarettes to hospitalized veterans!)

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by Anonymousreply 23January 22, 2023 10:07 PM

Sorry! Here's the "Topper" link.

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by Anonymousreply 24January 22, 2023 10:07 PM

Can YOUR cigarettes dance?

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by Anonymousreply 25January 22, 2023 10:08 PM

Another example of Joan's nicotine-whoring ways.

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by Anonymousreply 26January 22, 2023 10:12 PM

And now she's shilling for yet another brand.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 22, 2023 10:16 PM

But she's not through! Joan for Lucky Strike!

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by Anonymousreply 28January 22, 2023 10:17 PM

She even cheated on Pepsi!

(And why does she look like Audrey Meadows?)

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by Anonymousreply 29January 22, 2023 10:19 PM


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by Anonymousreply 30January 22, 2023 10:21 PM
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by Anonymousreply 31January 22, 2023 10:22 PM

Smoke like the hillbillies!

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by Anonymousreply 32January 22, 2023 10:24 PM

Hamilton Burger

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by Anonymousreply 33January 22, 2023 10:27 PM

Another wet cigarette...

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by Anonymousreply 34January 22, 2023 10:27 PM

R28 “Don't fuck with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo.” ― Joan Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 35January 22, 2023 10:30 PM

The finest series of cigarette commercials. The music even got to #36 on the Hot 100

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by Anonymousreply 36January 22, 2023 10:31 PM

Kent, with the exclusive asbestos Micronite filter

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by Anonymousreply 37January 22, 2023 10:50 PM

Rock Hudson!

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by Anonymousreply 38January 22, 2023 11:05 PM

R38 Good find!

by Anonymousreply 39January 22, 2023 11:15 PM

You’ve come a long way baby 🚬

by Anonymousreply 40January 22, 2023 11:18 PM

R40 Hacking and coughing the whole way, lol.

by Anonymousreply 41January 22, 2023 11:31 PM

At least half the people who smoked died of some smoking related disease.

by Anonymousreply 42January 22, 2023 11:40 PM

R30 They cut the part where he drops the cigarette and the surprise anal that followed.

by Anonymousreply 43January 22, 2023 11:46 PM

R43 Yes, the best damn part!

by Anonymousreply 44January 22, 2023 11:48 PM

Lee Marvin

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by Anonymousreply 45January 22, 2023 11:50 PM

I think Lee Marvin was sexy.

by Anonymousreply 46January 23, 2023 12:17 AM

[quote] I think Lee Marvin was sexy.

All ex Marines are

by Anonymousreply 47January 23, 2023 12:24 AM

They keep saying Pell Mell, but it's spelled Pall Mall. Hmmmm...

by Anonymousreply 48January 23, 2023 12:30 AM

Any way you like it, there's no doubt about it. What a tagline!

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by Anonymousreply 49January 23, 2023 1:13 AM

Cigarette commercials were way before my time, but after watching a number of them on Youtube I can totally understand why they were banned. They made cigarettes look so good. Very persuasive advertising, really some of the best ever.

The Marlboro cowboy campaign really was a work of genius.

by Anonymousreply 50January 23, 2023 1:19 AM

R46 You are correct, sir.

by Anonymousreply 51January 23, 2023 1:24 AM

R50 In my opinion the film noirs were worse than the commercials. They made smoking look glamorous and sophisticated.

by Anonymousreply 52January 23, 2023 1:25 AM

[quote] the film noirs were worse than the commercials. They made smoking look glamorous and sophisticated.


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by Anonymousreply 53January 23, 2023 1:30 AM

Funny that Bette Davis never did a cigarette ad, she was one of the most famous smokers ever. I've read that her preferred brand of many years was Philip Morris (which I've never seen, must've been taken off the market a long time ago) and then in her older years she switched to Vantage.

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by Anonymousreply 54January 23, 2023 1:30 AM

Cigarettes and alcohol destroyed her looks.

by Anonymousreply 55January 23, 2023 1:33 AM

[quote] taken off the market a long time ago)

And it was a sad day for midgets everywhere

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by Anonymousreply 56January 23, 2023 1:35 AM


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by Anonymousreply 57January 23, 2023 1:39 AM


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by Anonymousreply 58January 23, 2023 1:39 AM

Christian Haren was a Marlboro Man model who died from AIDS

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by Anonymousreply 59January 23, 2023 1:46 AM

Yes, Bette Davis aged hard. The cigs and booze really did a number on her face, she got very haggy-looking by her mid-40s. She was only 54 when she did Baby Jane, FFS.

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by Anonymousreply 60January 23, 2023 1:47 AM

Who cares? She was always a character actress. She wasn't vain, she was a pro. She was a legend in her own time.

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by Anonymousreply 61January 23, 2023 1:59 AM

The beautiful people smoke Silva Thins.

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by Anonymousreply 62January 23, 2023 2:17 AM

r61 she still aged awfully. It did cost her roles.

by Anonymousreply 63January 23, 2023 2:18 AM

I smoked Silva Thins for a short period. They kept going out.

by Anonymousreply 64January 23, 2023 2:19 AM

What roles did she lose out on, r63?

by Anonymousreply 65January 23, 2023 2:20 AM

R60, I think the stroke is what really messed with her looks. And her ability to talk and walk. And what caused the stroke? See R54 and R55.

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by Anonymousreply 66January 23, 2023 2:27 AM

If Bette Davis had done a cigarette ad, her voice would have been a turn-off, IMO. Nobody wants to be reminded that cigarettes ravage your voice.

Anyway, here's an early 1970s Belair cigarette ad. When I was little and saw the ads and packs of Belair in the stores, I thought it was pronounced: "Bee-layr."

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by Anonymousreply 67January 23, 2023 2:30 AM

r65 she was so haggard looking she was uncastable in certain parts. She got stuck in horror movies and bad B movies for awhile. Hepburn fared a lot better. Of course Hepburn also smoked and drank but it didn't ravage her face like it did Bette's.

by Anonymousreply 68January 23, 2023 2:32 AM

Hepburn did have a smoker's voice, though, IMO.

by Anonymousreply 69January 23, 2023 2:33 AM

Lucille Ball had major smoker's voice in her later years. It was like gravel.

by Anonymousreply 70January 23, 2023 2:35 AM

Hepburn is the *only* one of her contemporaries to have maintained an A-List film career of that length, r68. She was athletic and her bone structure was naturally going to age better.

by Anonymousreply 71January 23, 2023 2:39 AM

IMO, Bette Davis is way more memorable than Hepburn.

by Anonymousreply 72January 23, 2023 2:46 AM

Amelia Earhart says go ahead and smoke a Lucky. They're toasted.

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by Anonymousreply 73January 23, 2023 2:46 AM

A standard "parting gift" for contestants on "I've Got A Secret" was a carton of Winston cigarettes, with the sponsor's signage prominently displayed under the desks of moderator, Garry Moore, and the celebrity panel. I think there were other game shows from the era that handed out cigarettes as "a prize" as well.

The young couple at [4:44] get $80 and TWO cartons of cancer to take home with them!

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by Anonymousreply 74January 23, 2023 2:55 AM

"Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco" = LSMFT = "Let's stop, my finger's tired."

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