I wanted the headline to be "my how we've changed" in reference to the advertising that is done now compared to the 30s, 40s and 50s... but in essence- has it? I think we're just less direct and obvious now than 70 years ago. Observe:
How is this ad any different really from the ones we see today where friends/family are having a great time over Lay's potato chips, or an equally fatty snack?
Compare the fat losing benefits of a tapeworm with today's equivalent - Hyrdoxycut.
And finally- think of how many beauty product, hair product, make-up, clothing, perfume ads tell us we need to be more attractive to get a man and be happy. Back then it just took a little 'cleaning' with Lysol!! (I encourage you to click on the image and read the copy -it's hilarious!)