Monday, December 19, 2011

Men, here's what to get your Real Doll for Christmas—spoons.

(click ad, via) Here are five more ads from this unintentionally hilarious Community spoons campaign from 1949-50. Wifey is either a Real Doll, or a corpse.
Related: a Real Doll lovers support group photo.


Blogger Vinnie said...

Mark, this ad is already in the old post you've linked to. Anyway. The illustration - for those who don't know - is by Jon Whitcomb, who was known for his illustrations of glamorous young women and even men. Someone once wrote that this particular ad looked more like a poster for the movie Sleeping with the Enemy.

More on him here,

His photo (he wasn't bad looking at all)

A rare Christmas "Dear Santa" ad for Community

9:10 AM  
Anonymous cath said...

Definitely a corpse. Never has a real doll looked so terrified.

9:55 AM  
Anonymous -1-T-M- said...

Like your new avatar Vinnie & re: Jon Whitcomb

The understanding he had of the aspects which made a woman attractive were among the first lessons he offered students through The Famous Artists School, a business of which Whitcomb was co-founder. In an effort to attract more students to the course, Whitcomb published a portion of his lesson on "On How to Draw a Beautiful Face" in the August 1954 edition of Cosmopolitan

A tell-tale sign
Foreheads are supposed to denote intelligence when high, a lack of I.Q. when low. Unless a girl's forehead is obscured by bangs or a hat, the higher the forehead the younger the face looks. In profile, the forehead should show a softly rounded line, not too slanted.

Back to the ad
Not only does she seem comatose and irregardless of the bangs, take a look at her extremely low forehead, denoting an attractive simpleton, one not to question the inappropriate gift of receiving 'spoons' for Christmas.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

How was he supposed to know that "spoon me" didn't involve actual spoons?

12:01 AM  

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