Smokin': Classic Cigarette Commercials (DVD)

$ 9.95


Release Date: 05/17/11

Before tobacco companies were banned from TV advertising, they marketed cigarettes to adults, minorities, teens, and even children. Marlboro was for he-men - burly cowboys that drove cattle, hunted wild boar, and were admired by hen-pecked husbands. Newport's jingle and images showed you how to 'fit in' and be smooth, like their taste. Lucky Strike played up a more innocent side having a teenage girl sing their praises and use remarks like 'Golly!' This fun collection of TV cigarette commercials dates from the 50s through 60s (they were officially banned on January 1, 1971). It charts how shrewd advertising agencies understood our American culture and used that knowledge to make smoking cigarettes appear to be cool, hip, and even safe.

Label: S'more Entertainment
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 70 mins

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