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Sunday
Apr272008

Go Gay This Spring!..And Your Home Will Stay Gay

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Go Gay!
Go Gay This Spring! - how advertising has changed. Well...certain words and expressions have changed. This is from a October, 1954 Edition of A.M. magazine ( Australian Magazine published by Kerry Packer's Consolidated Press) The copy reads, in part

You'll really swing into Spring in the gayest possible way when you brighten up the outside of your homo with Bergermaster - the styrenated PLASTIC house paint.

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"The Friendly Way"

And this airline ad for the now defunct T.A.A. is from the same magazine.


...when you're travelling on the "pressurised" propeller-turbine TAA VISCOUNT (built by Vickers - powered by Rolls-Royce)...huge oval windows...deep adjustable armchair...ash tray...toilet facilities.

Ash trays and toilet facilities - fabulous! Which reminds me...I was married to a T.A.A. stewardess in the Seventies ...or Hostie as we called them back then...and she once had a little old lady request a window seat as she liked a little breeze on her face when travelling.

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