Posts By: finnfemme

Scrub Your Man’s Infectious Dandruff Away With Listerine!

Mamma does Poppa a Great Big Favor… Infectious Dandruff? Listerine Antiseptic – Quick! Yikes! Even though it is April Fool’s Day, this ad from 1946 is no joke. 😀 Apparently in the 1940s men were incapable of grooming themselves, especially in dealing with that troublesome, so contagious infectious dandruff. So hey, when there is a… Read more »

Prell Shampoo: Fabulous in the 1950s, Fabulous Now!

Prell shampoo, with its distinctive green color, has been around since 1947 and is still around today.  This great ad from 1955 touts the fact that ‘extra rich’ liquid Prell creates “Radiantly Alive Hair”. It says that some shampoos are too thin, watery, messy and hard-to-use. Some shampoos are too heavy, with cloudy ingredients that… Read more »

Pretty in Woodbury Dream Stuff, 1955

Woodbury Dream Stuff: When you’ve just got to be beautiful in nothing flat… Such a pretty ad from the August 1955 issue of Woman’s Home Companion! I love the gorgeous model in flowers and pastels – so feminine. Dream Stuff was a sheer, clinging foundation-and-powder in compact form. It was intended for the busy modern… Read more »

Vintage 1955 Wonder-Power Pink Dreft Washes Everything!

Could anything be more vintage 1955 than this swell dishwashing detergent? Presenting the amazing Wonder-Power Pink Dreft! What’s cool is that it came in granular form, which apparently made water feel like a lotion, while the wonder-soft suds dissolved grease the fastest way possible. Plus it is pink. PINK, people! (I love pink, if you… Read more »

Vintage 1955 Brides Love Camay Beauty Soap!

It’s astonishing to me how many vintage beauty ads are for plain old bar soap. What’s even more amazing is the beauty claims it makes. Who knew that washing your face with soap and water was such a beauty secret? Apparently Camay’s tender touch will caress your skin to a new loveliness. This is such… Read more »

Loretta Young for Max Factor Pan-Cake Make-up, 1946

This is an interesting tie-in ad from 1946 that has actress Loretta Young promoting both a product (Max Factor Pan-Cake makeup), and her movie (“The Stranger”). It makes sense to have a beautiful Hollywood actress promoting Pan-Cake makeup, as it was initially developed to be used in Technicolor movies. The old-style greasepaint makeup used in… Read more »