Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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I may not be sure exactly what she's selling, but, I'm pretty sure I'm in the market!


  1. Toilet soap? Doesn't sound clean.

  2. People used to talk funny, back when the world was black and white.

  3. It sounds like what you're supposed to use if you're washing your face in the toilet. Damn. Now I'm wondering if I've been using my toilet brush wrong all this time. That reminds me, I'm almost out of toilet toothpaste. hehe

  4. Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine will outlive us all. Maybe there's something to those Active-Lather Facials.

  5. Oh,the Lux Soap ad campaing ("9 out of 10 stars...") was very popular down here in Latin America, some decades ago. Here's a nice example with Natalie Wood :


    And another with Fanny Navarro, argentinian actress from the 50's :


    FWIW in this case "toilet" is supposed to mean "toilette" (the french word for tidying up, washing and perfuming oneself). But the meaning is understandably lost ...

  6. Mrs. C: Most of our aging starlets opted for suntans and are undergoing active leather facials.

    Mike: Thanks for the links. My mom used to buy Lux soap, though I haven't seen it in the stores in years.

    Yes, "Toilet water" lost it's original meaning up here long ago. Now, it primarily describes what the dog drinks... Heh.

  7. Mike is right. The word has 2 somewhat different meanings - you see it in the title of some old paintings (like 200 - 400 years old) and, yes, I don't doubt the ladies of yesteryear aged better than the ones of today, some of whom are going to look like Robert Redford in a few years.

  8. Much like the word "commode", which could refer to a fine wooden cabinet, but today is mostly known as the porcelain version of the "toilet".


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