Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mrs. Garey's Secret Weapon


The Ivory Liquid didn't give her a hand - it's what she's got in her hands! People will tell you anything when you have a bow and arrow!

Those two behind her are totally trying not to laugh. They're thinking: go back to whipping up Ivory Liquid in a bowl, grandma!

I think Mrs. Garey can hear them - she looks like she's got a hidden agenda. It probably involves (a) bows and arrows and (b) lemon meringue pie with special "creamy mild Ivory Liquid" meringue. She's nineteen, you got that, young whipper-snappers! Nineteen.

[From a 1968 Good Housekeeping]

14 comments:

Kirsten said...

Hilarious!
"People will tell you anything when you have a bow and arrow!"
Thanks for the laugh!

Jenn Thorson said...

Poor Mrs. Garey- And what we can't see is that she's also wearing go-go boots...

Mrs. Garey thinks it adds to the illusion, donchaknow. :)

Hope you're doing well, Lidian! Every time I see funny ephemera, I think of you.

dank said...

i dont get it...

Kristie said...

My grandmother used Ivory Liquid and she had such BEAUTIFUL hands even when she was 80. At least they are being truthful in their advertising. Hm, my hands are starting to look like those of a 40 year old. Do they still sell this stuff?
PS - Grandma alwlays claimed it was the Rose Milk hand lotion that Lawrence Welk always hawked that made her hands so beautiful.

jan said...

Those of us who do our dishes with dishwasher detergents don't have a chance of looking 19.

Chat Blanc said...

did she use it on her face too? ;) hehe!

The Ebon Swan said...

Now let's face it, her love of archery isn't why she dolled herself up with Ivory soap. It's that 19 year old boy in the back mentally calculating her bra size that she's fishing for.

eve cleveland said...

Girl,
I'm jist sayin' it won't hurt nothin' fer me to start soakin' this carcass of mine in that shiz every night. Close call too 'cause I was thankin' bout cuttin' back on the smokes... Thanks fer the tip.
Eve

Michelle Gartner said...

So yesterday on my day off from the computer I was reading a stack of magazines from 1972 ( I was born in 72) and it was just crazy how obsessed they were with being fresh... do you know what I am talking about it? It didn't just apply to a woman's own personal hygiene either they had pics of chicks spraying beds down with lysol. All the ads were either cooking related, smoking related, do it yourself stick on floors, or feminine hygene. I think they made women neurotic then. wacky!!!

Condo Blues said...

This just proves how dangerous the product is. It turned Mrs. Garey into a MILF. Yikes!!

Save yourself Mrs. Garey put on some orthopedic shoes - stat!

Bill said...

Wow, can you really make whipped cream or meringue with Ivory? That looks like fun. I might file that idea away for the 1st of April.

(p.s. word verification is minleene. Doesn't that sound like a wacky ingredient from one of your old ads?)

LoneStarVintageClothing said...

That's totally funny! Okay, I believe you, 19!

Mrs. G said...

I love you blog!

I better get myself some Ivory soap.

Preston said...

OMG I love your posts!