Friday, June 14, 2013

Vintage Father's Day Ads

Well, Father's Day is just a few days away, so here are a few vintage ads tied in with that holiday.

The first one (above) is a Hart's Jewelry Co. ad that appeared in the Lorain Journal on June 17, 1954. It shows what a lucky father back in 1954 might have looked forward to seeing on his big day.

No, I'm not talking about the Marilyn Monroe look-alike, I mean the Shavex.

What, you've never heard of a Shavex?
I hadn't either. According to ads, Shavex was a power unit that converted "ordinary household alternating current into a special form of smooth direct current that all electric shaver motors thrive on." It was also a product of the Bing Crosby Research Institute – so maybe the blonde in the ad was an actress friend of Der Bingle. (Anyone know who it is?)

And here's another Father's Day-themed ad (below). It's for Brady's Restaurant and ran in the Lorain Journal on June 14, 1958. 

It shows what a father really wants for Father's Day: steak and pie!

I love the enthusiastic expression on the chef's face.

Anyway, Happy Father's Day to all you fathers out there – especially my two brothers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like young rosemary clooney?