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.
Let's Post Old Cigarette Commercials
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 23, 2023 2:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 22, 2023 4:23 PM|
Wow. This is iconic.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 22, 2023 4:24 PM|
"'I'll bet mine is longer." "Nice pack!"
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 22, 2023 4:26 PM|
No! Not Fred Flintstone!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 22, 2023 4:27 PM|
"Pall Mall Can't Spall"
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 22, 2023 4:29 PM|
This is very sad to me because he died from lung cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 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 Anonymous||reply 7||January 22, 2023 4:30 PM|
Joan for Camels.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 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 Anonymous||reply 9||January 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 22, 2023 4:45 PM|
Oh dear God. You've come along way, baby. All the way to a cancer ward.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 22, 2023 5:03 PM|
r8 Joan was a cigarette WHORE. She advertised for many different brands.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 22, 2023 5:22 PM|
R12 Told ya so.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 22, 2023 5:33 PM|
1971 Virginia Slims ad.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 22, 2023 5:39 PM|
Cigars, cigarettes, Tiparillo's?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 22, 2023 7:07 PM|
1971 - the end of an era.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 22, 2023 7:16 PM|
I can't believe no one has posted the Marlboro man commerical, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 22, 2023 7:43 PM|
Come to Marble-Row Country.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 22, 2023 8:49 PM|
This is the brand my Mom smoked.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 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 Anonymous||reply 20||January 22, 2023 8:56 PM|
Virginia Slims commercials adapted for the Latin market.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 22, 2023 9:01 PM|
Do you think Kent sponsored "The Alan Brady Show" too?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 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!)
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 22, 2023 10:07 PM|
Sorry! Here's the "Topper" link.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 22, 2023 10:07 PM|
Can YOUR cigarettes dance?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 22, 2023 10:08 PM|
Another example of Joan's nicotine-whoring ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 22, 2023 10:12 PM|
And now she's shilling for yet another brand.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 22, 2023 10:16 PM|
But she's not through! Joan for Lucky Strike!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 22, 2023 10:17 PM|
She even cheated on Pepsi!
(And why does she look like Audrey Meadows?)
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 22, 2023 10:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 22, 2023 10:21 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 22, 2023 10:22 PM|
Smoke like the hillbillies!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 22, 2023 10:24 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 22, 2023 10:27 PM|
Another wet cigarette...
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 22, 2023 10:27 PM|
R28 “Don't fuck with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo.” ― Joan Crawford.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 22, 2023 10:30 PM|
The finest series of cigarette commercials. The music even got to #36 on the Hot 100
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 22, 2023 10:31 PM|
Kent, with the exclusive asbestos Micronite filter
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 22, 2023 10:50 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 22, 2023 11:05 PM|
R38 Good find!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 22, 2023 11:15 PM|
You’ve come a long way baby 🚬
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 22, 2023 11:18 PM|
R40 Hacking and coughing the whole way, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 22, 2023 11:31 PM|
At least half the people who smoked died of some smoking related disease.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 22, 2023 11:40 PM|
R30 They cut the part where he drops the cigarette and the surprise anal that followed.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 22, 2023 11:46 PM|
R43 Yes, the best damn part!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 22, 2023 11:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 22, 2023 11:50 PM|
I think Lee Marvin was sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 23, 2023 12:17 AM|
[quote] I think Lee Marvin was sexy.
All ex Marines are
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 23, 2023 12:24 AM|
They keep saying Pell Mell, but it's spelled Pall Mall. Hmmmm...
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 23, 2023 12:30 AM|
Any way you like it, there's no doubt about it. What a tagline!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 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 Anonymous||reply 50||January 23, 2023 1:19 AM|
R46 You are correct, sir.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||January 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 Anonymous||reply 52||January 23, 2023 1:25 AM|
[quote] the film noirs were worse than the commercials. They made smoking look glamorous and sophisticated.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||January 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||January 23, 2023 1:30 AM|
Cigarettes and alcohol destroyed her looks.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||January 23, 2023 1:33 AM|
[quote] taken off the market a long time ago)
And it was a sad day for midgets everywhere
|by Anonymous||reply 56||January 23, 2023 1:35 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||January 23, 2023 1:39 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||January 23, 2023 1:39 AM|
Christian Haren was a Marlboro Man model who died from AIDS
|by Anonymous||reply 59||January 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||January 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||January 23, 2023 1:59 AM|
The beautiful people smoke Silva Thins.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||January 23, 2023 2:17 AM|
r61 she still aged awfully. It did cost her roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||January 23, 2023 2:18 AM|
I smoked Silva Thins for a short period. They kept going out.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||January 23, 2023 2:19 AM|
What roles did she lose out on, r63?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||January 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||January 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."
|by Anonymous||reply 67||January 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 Anonymous||reply 68||January 23, 2023 2:32 AM|
Hepburn did have a smoker's voice, though, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||January 23, 2023 2:33 AM|
Lucille Ball had major smoker's voice in her later years. It was like gravel.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||January 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 Anonymous||reply 71||January 23, 2023 2:39 AM|
IMO, Bette Davis is way more memorable than Hepburn.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||January 23, 2023 2:46 AM|
Amelia Earhart says go ahead and smoke a Lucky. They're toasted.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||January 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!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||January 23, 2023 2:55 AM|
"Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco" = LSMFT = "Let's stop, my finger's tired."
|by Anonymous||reply 75||January 23, 2023 2:52 PM|