Adverts from Playboy, 1962

In my job as a network engineer at a university, I recently had to go into the roof space of one of the older halls of residence. I stumbled across a stash of Playboy magazines dating from 1962 – presumably hidden in the out-of-bounds area by a student who lived there at the time. I liberated the magazines, and read them.

Given Playboy‘s reputation, the magazines are surprisingly non-raunchy. However, the adverts were interesting. They were almost all for tobacco and spirits, but there were also adverts for men’s clothes, shoes, cars, technology and executive toys. I scanned my favourites, and here they are.

I’ve also promised to send these to Chris Wild at Retronaut, so I hope you’ll see them there soon. If you don’t follow Retronaut already, I strongly recommend you follow them on Facebook or Twitter. There’s always something interesting to read! :D

  1. That Nikon would cost US$1489.66 in 2011 money, according to http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

  2. Adverts from Playboy, November and December 1962 | Retronaut - pingback on February 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  3. “…I stumbled across a stash of Playboy magazines…” Yeah right Jon, ‘stumbled’ ;)

  4. Nicely done. I guess this Kent ad is a few years after they dropped asbestos from the Micronite filter:
    http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19911018&slug=1311651

  5. News – 2/8/2012 | Brooklyn Art Project - pingback on February 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

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