Bad Ads, cont.


The 1970s must have been very strange. Offering a menthol cigar to a nearly topless woman playing a string instrument — did this situation happen often?

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0 Responses to Bad Ads, cont.

  1. Skinny Dennis says:

    Ah, I see he prefers the good tips…


  2. Neil Clayton says:

    that’s a great pop art picture, despite the theme.


  3. at least she wasn’t a flautist…


  4. Another Kiwi says:

    I grew up in the 70’s and don’t remember this ever happening in violin practice. Of course we were a classy music school, lord knows what went on elsewhere.


  5. AK has typically missed the bus. While it is not clear from the picture, you had to play viola. At least for the menthol Tip. English Ovals for oboists, and obviously Gauloises for the cor anglais.


  6. Skinny Dennis says:

    Oh wait, I heard about this, it’s Band Camp!


  7. zencomix says:

    “The 1970s must have been very strange.”

    This ad merely scratches the surface of 1970s weirdness.


  8. Mr618 says:

    Aside from Charlotte Moorman (you youngsters can look her up on teh Googles), the only nearly-topless girls playing stringed instruments that *I* saw were all playing guitars. Lots of those, though, in the 60s and 70s.


  9. Mr618 says:

    Oh, and there has never been a real violinist that cute. Also, too.


  10. Dimitrios says:

    Fiddler’s brace their fiddle against their arm.

    Violinists tuck their violin under their chin.

    Judging by where the only topless violinist I ever saw tucked her instrument, I didn’t know what to call her.


  11. M. Bouffant says:

    Menthol cigars? Yowtch. What the?

    Points for the Charlotte Moorman memory, also too.


  12. PWL says:

    “Did the situation happen often?”…only on acid…



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