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What's Your Poison?: Addictive Advertising of the '40s-'60s

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KIRVEN BLOUNT has written for Entertainment Weekly, Texas Monthly, Men's Journal, Caffeine Magazine, Austin Chronicle, the Princeton Review, and Clinton Chronicle (NYC).His theater, film, and writing experience includes editing and publishing foot foot, an unassuming humor magazine; writing the feature film Flowers (SXSW Film Festival'03); the short films HoudiniTown and R ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 15th 2005 by Collectors Press
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The Cute Little Brown-haired girl
Apr 27, 2008 The Cute Little Brown-haired girl rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: smokers and drinkers, and collectors
Recommended to The Cute Little Brown-haired girl by: when I worked for Collectors Press, the publisher of this book
Long before lawsuits and warning labels, cigarettes and alcohol were advertised as part of a healthy way of life. From celebrity endorsements to doctor recommendations, an ill-informed nation zealously responded to persuasive advertising. To ensure that these vices were considered social necessities, liquor, beer, and cigarette companies made sure every possible market was reached through provocative print campaigns. WHAT'S YOUR POISON? is a rose-colored retrospective of the addictive advertisem ...more
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Shelves: culture-studies
Fun little collection of deceptive, outrageous or just downright bizarre liquor and cigarette ads from the Golden Age of advertising.
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