Thursday, July 9, 2015

Want a modern-era Marlboro Ad with a lady?

I read this ad is from 1973.  Well if this Marlboro Reds ad is from the 70s indeed, it couldnt have been published in the USA.  Otherwise, you would see the SG warning.  The ignorable SG warning started appearing in USA cig ads in '71.  The same year when cig commercials got banned on raadio and TV within the USA.  (Some countries actually didnt start banning cig commercials on tv and the radio til the late 90s/early 2000s)

Its actually neat to see a lady in a Marlboro ad.  One week, I'll have to post a Marlboro ad from the 30s/40s.  When PM used to market Marlboros as a women's bramd.  Before the Marlboro Man and "Welcome to Marlboro Country," Marlboro was a "Mild as May" cig for ladies in the pre-1950s era.

Enjoy this ad if you're a smoking fetisher like me.  Cause good luck in finding another Marlboro ad  from the 2nd half of the 20th century, which features a lady.

A rare Winston ad with a lady

Here's a rare 1969 Winston ad with a lady in it instead of having a man (or two men).

Seeing a lady in modern times keep her pack on top of her head would be VERY rare in modern times.  These are the classical Winstons.  The same ones which used to be popular among smokers til Marlboro became the new #1 regular brand by the mid-70s.  Even then, Winstons were still a popular brand til I'm guessing the late 90s?  When RJR started making the additive-free Winstons?

I actually dunno if I'd try a pack of Winstons from the 60s or 70s.  I'd rather try Marlboros instead. 

I tried the modern Winstons before...the FF Winstons tasted harsh while Winston Lights actually have a smoother feeling.  I wouldnt mind trying a pack of Winston MENTHOLS from that era though.

Winston tastes good like a cig should? A modern FF Winston HARDLY tastes good! Smokers in those days actually enjoyed Winstons and Salems a lot til RJR changed the taste of both of em by the late 90s.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Capri: The slimmest 120 I have ever seen

Capri cigs first came out in '86 I believe.  Capris are 120s which are slimmer than other 120s.  As a matter of fact, Capri is the slimmest cig I've seen in my life.  They almost looked like white toothpicks in my mom's mouth when she gave em a try once. 

I think she tried em when they first became available.  During the days when it was a lot more affordable for a smoker to actually try a pack of different brands.  She tried lots of different brands in my kid days.  I believe Capris and Mores are the only 120s I ever saw her smoke at all (regular for both brands for her of course).

I never tried a Capri.  I remember seeing one other lady with a pack of Capri regulars in a bar almost 10 years ago.

The ad looks classy.  The lady is holding the Capri up, and she and the cig are both up close so you can see how slim the Capri is for real.  And see how beautiful she is at the same time.

I can understand why the Capri aint lit.  If it was lit, then you wouldnt be able to see the full size of a slim Capri up close.  She looks classy, but I aint tempted to smoke a Capri even after seeing this ad.  Now if she needs a light from me, that's a different story.

I havent seen this brand at all since the 2000s.  I dunno if Capris are still around.