Friday, 24 June 2011

Sepia Saturday 80: vintage advertisements

My poor vintage magazine blog has been a big neglected over the past few weeks as my attentions have been diverted to other things, such as my vintage postcard blog, and some optimisation of my own web site. So, for this week's Sepia Saturday, I've decided to search through my vintage magazine collection to come up with something. I didn't have to look through too many pages before I cam across something worth sharing. This page is taken from Picturegoer magazine, August 1944.


I think the contrast of advertisements is interesting. We can see entertainment, leisure and beauty on the left hand side, and savings, thriftiness and austerity measures on the right hand side.

I was however delighted to see that the film advertised, Two Girls and a Sailor is available on DVD ... although I was on dangerous ground with some of my search results !!

  


More vintage magazines can be found on my vintage magazines web page.

9 comments:

  1. My Postcard Funnies blog is a "big neglected" too. Now I am getting inspired to post a military aviation comic.

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  2. My 'Picking Up The Threads’ blog plays second fiddle to ‘Hanging On My Word’ - I have to stop myself from starting another one as it’s easy to get carried away. I do so wish I’d kept all my magaines from the past (I’m afraid they’d be considered vintage too now), but when you move house, especially to another country, you get a bit ruthless. I have to content myself with looking at the wonderful examples on yours. Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. "I was on dangerous ground with some of my search results!"

    Heh. I can only imagine!

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  4. That is an interesting contrast of advertisements, yet they all have a classic 1940s style.
    I hope you enjoy the movie. I can also imagine the search results you came across.

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  5. Sounds a bit like it was in the "Four weddings and a Funeral" vein.

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  6. Fascinating how much the ad for the film differs from what was most likely the American poster. It seems to be a generic MGM ad showing stars and then they could drop in whatever movie title they wanted. Wouldn't seem to a very effective sort of advertising for a visual product.

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  7. "Gay, glamorous, and heart-warming entertainment" - along with two girls and a sailor! How times have changed.

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  8. It is a funny dichotomy - have fun and yet be frugal and patriotic.

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  9. Love looking at these vintage ads...how cool to find the movie too! Thanks for sharing!

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