Christmas Interlude #6 Vintage Christmas Ads with the Stars

Ann Southern and Lucky Strikes 

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Chesterfield Cigarettes brought out the stars for the holidays

Arthur Godfrey, Bing Crosby, Perry Como and Bob Hope

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Seems like all the stars liked advertising for ciggies. Lucy and Desi favorite killer is Philip Morris. 

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And Bonzo the Chimp’s favorite co-star was sending CHESTERFIELDS to all his friends.

 

Here is Sammy Davis Jr. for Alka Seltzer 

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Hope for the Holidays

……and Crosby

The Great One – Jackie Gleason

Sean Connery and Jim Beam

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2 comments on “Christmas Interlude #6 Vintage Christmas Ads with the Stars

  1. Judy says:

    Great selection of ads – I wonder if many people really ever gave packs of cigarettes as a Christmas present? The whisky ad with Sean Connery is especially striking – I note he didn’t dress up as Santa, but stayed firmly in Bond mode. I don’t think such a sexy drinks ad would be allowed nowadays, somehow…

    • John Greco says:

      Judy- I remember my father getting and giving cigarettes cartons as gifts to and from co-workers.

      I find the cigarette ads almost shockingly naïve and there us Ronald Reagan stating he is giving Chesterfields to all his friends. I hate to think what he would give to people he is not that crazy about

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