Saturday, June 27, 2009

Aldora the Explorer

This woman is not on the go, not really.

The stick figures are not all that energetic either. It's about all they can do to pose with luggage or walk past a counter holding a clutch bag.

So unless Aldora can show me someone running a 5k in July, or doing a week's grocery shopping with a small child hanging off one of her legs saying "Mommy, I want cookieeeess!" at the same time as she is pushing one of those carts with one stuck wheel (causing it to make sharp unexpected turns into displays of stacked cans) - I will not be convinced of its efficacy.

And I don't think the woman in the ad is really convinced.

Having said that, she isn't convinced about the running or the groceries, either.

Thank you Hairfinder for finding this retro hair ad! They say it is of 1960s vintage, I am thinking it's from the first half of the decade.

13 comments:

Me-Me King said...

I agree, she doesn't appear to be convinced nor does she seem like the buggy-pushing, cookie-making type.

I've got her pegged as the girlfriend of a politician.

Eric said...

Maybe she's on the go for a 60's lady...

My perception of 60's ladies is a bit skewed because of the television show 'Bewitched', where about the most active they got was asking Darin and Larry if they wanted a drink after exclaming 'Oh my stars!'

Tori Lennox said...

Hey, not only is this a Fine Product From Chicago, it's available in wide variety of other places! Though I notice it's not available internationally. Very short-sighted of them. I bet it would be just the ticket for 1960s European women.

TheSnackHound said...

I have a theory. If all those people are walking with luggage and bags in front of them, then they must all be hiding a pregnancy like how they did for so many 80s sitcom actresses where the character wasn't pregnant...only the actress.

Lidian said...

Me-Me - Yes, she definitely could be. And she looks like she's trying to remember something. Her name, possibly.

Eric - Very true, they didn't rush around all that much back then. I don't think this gal can wrinkle her nose like Samantha Stevens.

Tori - Oh yeah, it IS from Chicago, thank you for pointing this out! I need to add the Chicago tag. That city never fails to amaze me with its wondrous products.

The SnackHound - So they must have been on the go before they got the permanents, I guess.

Kath Lockett said...

Maybe 'on the go' in those days meant struggling to keep your head on straight when wearing heavy diamante earrings...?

Tori Lennox said...

I wonder what it is about Chicago? It's like they were the cheesy product capital of the world in the 40s & 50s!

Lidian said...

Kath - That is probably exactly what the Aldora people thought it meant!

Tori - I know, it is really quite amazing! I was hoping that Brooklyn would be like this, but I believe CHicago wins the prize here.

Amy said...

no I don't think she's convinced either but then again maybe she doesn't have kids...

Lidian said...

Amy - Definitely, she doesn't! :)

Bill said...

Eric needs to read my mother's 1960's diary blog. Just reading about an average day wears me out.

Our model, though, looks like the only place she's thinking of going is to a new agency. One that represents products people actually buy.

Lidian said...

Bill - And it looks like all that thinking is really wearing her down, too.

Marcheline said...

Mentally remove all the ad type from this photo. Look at her ghostly white hands!

She's really saying, "He told me it was this big. But he lied...".