Magazines #51: Holiday Inn International Magazine (1974)
This issue of Holiday Inn International Magazine (September/October 1974) interested me because it paints Lebanon as a wonderful travel destination, little knowing that just a few months later all hell would break loose. From 1975-1990, the Lebanese Civil War would claim 120,000 lives, and lead to an exodus of over 1 million citizens. I feel bad for the poor schmucks that planned their hard-earned vacations based on Holiday Inn's recommendation.
Unfortunately, the magazine doesn't contain much of interest in terms of articles - just bland travelogues. But the advertising inside is definitely worth a look....
I remember a day when staying at the Holiday Inn was livin' the dream. Not only did the high rise living quarters seem posh, but there was always that adjoining restaurant/lounge which seemed so special.
"Every Holiday Inn Restaurant has its own distinctive decor. From Colonial to Space Age."
Care to pay $139.95 for an answering machine? Adjusted for inflation, that's $674!
I wonder if mom is showing the girls the mini-course on sex. It contains "accurate and factual sex discussions.... fully illustrated".
Yes, kids. This is what passed for SpellCheck in 1974.
Aww yeeeahh. That's the best kind of wealth - the kind that benefits from other people's misfortune.
Back when you got service at the pump... and people used maps not apps.
This ad cracks me up. The whole thing is a serious technical breakdown of their high-end camera.... and then it's called "The Girl Watcher".
This is just an ad for a machine washable sheet.... why'd they have to go and make it sound x-rated?