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Ads #80: Booze


Enjoy 52 booze advertisements from the late 1960s through the early 1980s.  Cheers!




1968
Um, Cindy.  I think you've had enough. Time to go home.


From 1968, when it was still cool to be from Swingin' England.

1974
Every man should have his own imp?  Uhh, okay, if you say so.

1978
He's very, very rich.  And she loves his richness.

Speaking of....


You can tell she has to fight back the chills of revulsion.  But we all have our price.

1972
You'll notice a trend in these Seagram's ads: a studly, self-assured gentleman with doting sex-kitten at his service.

1972

1972

1976
Okay, I know she's taunting you with that full bottle of tequila; just know, things are gonna get weird.

1974
Sand skiing?  Drunk people do the craziest things.

1974

1980
Championship Backgammon?  Worst. Alcohol ad.  Ever.

1979

1972
Alannha Miles has forever ruined "black velvet" for me; I can't help but hear that stupid song in my head whenever I hear the words.

1972
Wow.  She's clearly an alcoholic.

1970

1970
I'm in love with this ad... but, I'm sorry, that game looks really boring.  Anyone out there ever play this?

1980
Her expression.  It looks like she's about to be attacked.  Someone call the police.

1969
1974


1978

1974
Give Helen enough Kentucky whiskey and she'll make it with just about anything.

1974
We tried it and it's true. We're gonna have a baby.

And the sequel...



1974
Please, woman.  Let me eat my olives in peace.

1976

1975


I love this ad (from a 1985 issue of GQ) so much it hurts.  Why?  Take a good long look at this couple...


1984

1984


1984
Perfect to wash down those prescription pain pills.

1978

1972

1974



Yep.  There really was a Penthouse magazine wine.

1970
Try something better?  I don't blame her for being pissed.

1976


In Japan, they know how to sell alcohol.


Okay, I take that back.


1976

How to know if you've drank too much Zonin.

(And what's he sitting on, anyway?)




You know it's a German advertisement and not American because of the language.... that, and the nipples.





1969
"Passion Fruit"? Is that what they called it back then?  Today we call them roofies.



12 comments:

  1. I remember especially the super-soft-focus Czar ad for Wolfschmidt Vodka from 78. They ran those in both Playboy and Omni, if my memory serves correctly.

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  2. I definitely remember the ad for Burrough's.

    Those eyes......

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  3. 2 comments. Is that Susan Saranden in the 1978 ad just before Helen and her Harpers? And how exactly does alcohol help your tennis game.

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    1. RE: alcohol helping your tennis game?
      Enough alcohol will make you not give a fud.

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  4. 1- Thank you for these and can we have more please.

    2- What beer is the 1972 "You're in no big hurry to finish your beer. Neither are we." ad advertising for? My only guess is Olympia because of the Oly, but I am not sure.

    3- Orson Welles had a daughter who was an actress?

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    1. 2 is definitely Olympia.

      3 not only that but her mother was Rita Hayworth.

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  5. Man, there's really nothing like old liquor ads.

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  6. My two favorite things to look at when perusing back issues of Playboy from the '70s (besides the articles) are the stereo ads and the vintage alcohol ads, this totally made my day!

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  7. Ahhhh, Pepe Lopez tequila. Had many, many horrible experiences with that when I was in college. The only lesson I learned is never to drink anything with a picture resembling Tuco from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly on it.

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  8. Ugh, did anyone read the text of that Schenley ad? Sounds like someone is trying to seduce Ruth by getting her to pour some budget whiskey down her gullet, and it turns out it's her MOTHER.

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  9. Dang, these ads are great! I remember so many of them, and it makes sooo thirsty!!

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  10. Dang, these ads are great! I remember so many of them, and it makes sooo thirsty!!

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