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They had deep pockets and could afford to gamble on Human and television new advertising medium, footing the bill for a host of early classic television programs.
Ironically, in just a few short decades, they were cast away from the medium they helped create.
Almost every television show from the forties through the early-sixties had a primary sponsor each week. To compensate for the relatively low audience numbers TV offered, stars were expected to be seen personally using or endorsing the sponsor's products.
As television expanded its reach and proved more effective as a marketing tool, advertisers lined up to buy spots and main sponsor's were no longer required or desired; not having one big sponsor meant less interference in the content of the program.
Here are a few examples of how smokes were sold using television personalities and cartoon characters. Topper was a sitcom that featured the aristocratic Cosmo Topper Leo G.
What else would they be doing with their time off together but smoking? Cosmo really gets into it, he's simply mad about his Camels, "They're mild, the way I like mildness.
And they have flavor, the way I like flavor! Carroll 'looked more like he was smoking crack' in the Camel commercial.
Did you also notice on the credits that the co-writer of that particular episode was Stephen Sondheim? This could explain the look on Carroll's face. Now, that's an industry with a heart. Smoke up boys, doctor's orders! I Love Lucy was also sponsored by a cigarette maker for a while, Phillip Morris, who promised their customers, "Smoke for pleasure today.
No cigarette hangover tomorrow! In this advertisement, Desi asks for a cigarette and Lucy happily fetches the Phillip Morris - "You see how easy it is to keep your man happy? You also get to see what the closing to the show really looked like, the heart image we're used to seeing on reruns was created in the late-fifties for the syndication package.
One of TV's first stars was the Old Gold dancing cigarette pack of the early s, a truly bizarre advertising concoction - an oversized cigarette pack with lovely legs that danced aimlessly around in front of a curtain while the announcer promised a taste, "made by tobacco men, not medicine men.
Jeanne Snow tells us about being a dancing cigarette pack: Harry Salter was the conductor, Jimmy Nygren the choreographer. Grammar teachers and language purists cried foul so Winston answered with a new slogan - "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?
John Wayne appeared for Camel inspeaking highly of the product: And I know, I've been smokin' em for twenty years. Coincidentally or notJohn Wayne died of lung cancer twenty-seven years after that spot aired; some of the last commercials he filmed were to ask people to stop smoking. Remember when the government made a big stink about Joe Camel in the nineties?
They were outraged that more kids recognized Camel's cartoon carton-pusher than could ID Mickey Mouse. Camels were flying off the shelves and presumably into the tiny fingers of young children. This was nothing new, cartoon characters had been selling cigarettes for decades, particularly on television.
If I told you the original network run of The Flintstones was sponsored by a cigarette maker and that you could watch the main characters smoking Winstons at the end of the show, you probably wouldn't believe me. This animated series was a prime-time show, considered adult fare inso I guess nobody thought any better of it.
With a large audience of youngsters tuning in at 8: The Flintstones could also be seen selling beer during commercial breaks, for what that's worth.
Here's the commercial from You Tube: Steve Byrd tells us, "By the time Pebbles was born inthe Flintstones were no longer pitching Winstons No way would Winstons have sponsored a cartoon sitcom with a baby character. Surgeon General declared smoking was harmful to one's health. Of course, Fred and Wilma weren't the only cartoon characters making cigarettes appear cute and cuddly in the early-sixties - there were original tobacco company concoctions.
The Chesterfield King and his lovable friends were animated animals that hawked Chesterfield King cigarettes in a stylish set of commercials. The main voices for this spot and the next example came from Daws Butler, the guy who gave life to many of the most memorable kidvid characters of all time like Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Snagglepuss, Mutley, Quick Draw McGraw and dozens more.
In fact, some of the characterizations he used for these cigarette spots were identical to voices he used for those Hanna-Barbera children's favorites. Then again, how many voices can a guy have?
Salem in promised that, "you smoke refreshed" - you have to admire a product that offers "a breath of springtime freshness" in every puff. We're talking about a cigarette, right?Maryland Public Television (MPT) serves communities in Maryland and beyond with entertaining, informative and educational content on the air, online and in the community.
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