Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Belly Dancer


I fear that in today's picture we are going from "Glamorous" smoking photographs to simply "Tawdry". Well, I guess there was nothing they would not try to get people to smoke. When I was in college in the 1980's they had nice looking girls dressed as car hops walking around handing out free packs of smokes.

DOMESTIC UPDATE:

I had a message this morning from the lovely Miss EAM that she was on a compound near Nairobi where she had spent the night, and was now departing for Mattaw. It is now 2:00 PM there, so she should be well on her way to the village. Hope to hear sometime this afternoon that she has arrived safely.

15 comments:

  1. Praying for your daughter's safety.

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  2. The smoke looks a bit artificial on this and previous photos. I suspect it's Photoshop LOL. Thanks for regular domestic updates.

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  3. Good Grief! Three of us a beating RTD to the comments! Hope he's OK too.

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  4. This ad was one of my favorites (although I was not yet born in that era):

    1926 Chesterfield Ad

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  5. Just so you can stop fretting, here I am.

    So, are you enjoying the cooler temps?

    My first point is, why did you take away the link to the Lovely EAM.

    I remember those free packs also, They had 5 cigarettes in them I believe.

    I also remembered the first time I tried smoking. I was with my older brothers and they had gone off to a wooded area to sneak a smoke. I was about 9 years old and when they lit up I wanted to be like them and pestered them into letting me try smoking. Well they didn't have and more cigarettes, so they wrapped up some tree leave in some paper and gave it to me. One puff and a bunch of coughing and hacking, I couldn't see what the joy in smoking was, and I never touched a cigarette again.

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  6. Ooooh lala!! That is pretty racey!!! It wouldn't make me want to smoke...

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  7. This looks like it could be the same girl from the Sept. 4th picture.

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  8. I agree with JeepGirl. That has to be a very racey ad for the early 1900's. I noticed that the backdrop is too short on the top of the photo so maybe it never made it as a final ad but was a prototype before the final ad? All the best for EAM's safe arrival. Thats a long trip, I hope she is able to get some rest.

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  9. Ok, I'm ready. Bring me the smokes! She does come with them, right?

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  10. Tawdry, for sure. She is fat compared to today's models.

    My grandmother who would be 110 years old disapproved of women smoking. She said in her day ladies never smoked. I wonder how many of these models smoked? I'm sure models generally weren't considered ladies weather or not they smoked.

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  11. Yes she's a bit chunky but maybe this is an ad for those chocolate cigarettes.

    John

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  12. Chunky?!! Hmm. Not the description I'd use.
    She looks almost like the cigarette is a joke, like; yeah yeah, I'm getting paid for this. I like this one.

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  13. Glad to hear your daughter landed safely! Praying for her continued safety!

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  14. Amazing how what is considered attractive changes over the decades. Although the cigarette detracts from her at least she looks like a real woman not the Barbie Dolls of today that look like plastic and cause a negative self image to poison our youth.

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  15. I don't think she's fat. She looks perfectly normal, not the bone boxes we have for models today.

    I got a chuckle from RTD's description of "learning to smoke". My husband and his brother and sister got a carton of their dad's unfiltered Lucky Strikes and a package of strike-anywhere kitchen matches and went out behind the well house to try smoking. They knew nothing about it, so they would light a match, hold it to the end of a cigarette until it smoldered, take a drag, cough and cough, toss that one away, and try another, looking for that one elusive "good tasting" cigarette all the ads mentioned. They went through the entire carton and never found it.

    Their father came home and found three VERY sick kids sprawled on the grass and decided they'd been punished enough.

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