Showing posts with label Jack Benny. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jack Benny. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nice Clean Material

Wednesday Advertising Day.

Here's a nice set of washpowder ads, that baffle me. Usually these ads were assigned to one illustrator, but here we have a very eclectic mix. Some of them have clearly been drawn by Jack Betts. Others look as if they might be by Elmer Wexler, but unfortunately I have only one signed sample of his work. The last one here, looks as if it could have been done by one of those illustrators, whoc usually work in watercolors from models and now try their hand at a line drawing, such as the ones Gunnar Peterson did. The bottom strips I forgot to clip are by someone like Ken Bald, but again my knowledge of artists doing this sort of stuff in the forties falls short.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Wednesday Advertising Day.

I just love the Jack Benny radio show. So I couldn't resist this.

To make this about comics a little bit, I am reposting a comic strip ad he appeared in.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Be Happy

Saturday Leftover Day.

This week I showed a couple of Camels Ads, but Camels wasn't the only outfit using the Sunday comics page to attrackt new buyers. If you follow the link, you'll find three ads for Philip Morris, using the bellboy character from their radio ads ("Calling Philip Morris...Calling Philip Morris!") I am not sure if this means that the Sunday sections were aimed at adults as well as kids in those day or if the advertisers were allowed to target a younger audienced back then. The Happy Joe Lucky character looks as if it might have been drawn by Dik Browne, or Gill Fox or a team of artists including either of them. The second ad is less harmful, but uses celebrity endorsement in the same way.

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