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Newports: On the Beach

1967

Newports: On the Beach

Newports: On the Beach - 1967

Newport Menthols: On the Beach – 1967 A banned advertisement for Newport menthol cigarettes from 1967. Lifestyle advertising at its finest, with perhaps subliminal imagery reinforcing the message. Cigarettes are long, smooth, and sexy. Over a million cases of cancer served.

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American Gothic Cornflakes

1960's

American Gothic Cornflakes

American Gothic Cornflakes - 1960's

Amazing to think that professional people got paid to cook up masterpieces such as Gothic American Cornflakes. But are times really different today, forty years later? The recipe is quite simple, really. Take one part cornflakes, one part current youth culture cliche, throw in a little General Mills dough, then marinade in Madison Avenue saccharin and […]

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Newport Menthols for Hunters

1960's

Newport Menthols for Hunters

Newport Menthols for Hunters - 1960's

[Paraphrased] A hunter turns to his friend and says, ‘These menthols suck.’ The other hunter explains the reason. Satisfaction is only available to guys like them by choosing Newports. If the world only knew …

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Newport Cigarette Commercial

1960's

Newport Cigarette Commercial

Newport Cigarette Commercial - 1960's

If you miss the bus, don’t fret. A happy Newport cigarette billboard is bound to entertain you. And don’t forget, menthol lovers, ‘Newport tastes fresher, tastes better, too.’ Is it illegal to run a cigarette ad here?  

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Freedomland USA

1960's

Freedomland USA

Travel Time: Freedomland - 1963

Freedomland U.S.A. (usually just called Freedomland) was a short-lived, themed amusement park in the Baychester area in the northeastern part of the Borough of The Bronx, New York City. Its slogan was “The World’s Largest Entertainment Center” (later, “The World’s Largest Outdoor Family Entertainment Center”). Freedomland opened on June 19, 1960. It closed at the […]

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