Outdated Advertising: Sexist, Racist, Creepy & Just Plain Tasteless Ads from a Pre-PC Era by Michael Lewis Paperback Book

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Rent Outdated Advertising: Sexist, Racist, Creepy & Just Plain Tasteless Ads from a Pre-PC Era

Author: Michael Lewis

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Published: Nov 2017

Genre: Humor - General

Retail Price: $17.99

Pages: 128

Synopsis

Outdated Advertising: Memories from a Less-than-PC Era takes a look at print advertising from the mid-1850s through the 1980s with an eye toward ads that were notorious for their sexist, racist, politically-incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content―or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find: a woman being spanked by her husband for not buying the right coffeethe story of a mother having to turn her child over to an orphanage because her late husband didn't keep up his life insurance payments Aunt Jemima declaring "Happy days is here!" because of her new pancake recipedoctors promoting particular brands of cigarettesthe Michael Jackson Rainbow Brite portable record player with the copy line, "Gifts to keep children singing." Advertising has changed over the decades―that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we've come since then.

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