Pretty Zitty

Spotty Polka-Dotty Skin

December 09, 2020 Season 1
Pretty Zitty
Spotty Polka-Dotty Skin
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Pretty Zitty
Spotty Polka-Dotty Skin
Dec 09, 2020 Season 1

Want to throw us a couple of bucks a month to keep making a show you clearly LOVE? Click here! And if not, that's cool too, we love you for listening 💜 "Spots are in, but not on your skin!" 🙄 That's a quote from a 1965 ad for an acne cleanser, just one of the vintage advertisements we'll discuss in this episode. Acne is nothing new, and neither are rude advertisements that try to convince pimple-faced people to buy products for a clearer complexion. We rifled through these ads from the turn of the century until the sixties to 1) make fun of old-timey acne "cures" and 2) understand the historical tapestry of how companies marketed these products over time by promoting Eurocentric ideals of beauty and preying on the very natural human desire to be loved.  The vintage ads discussed in this show are posted on our instagram, so you can follow along: https://www.instagram.com/pretty_zitty/

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/prettyzitty)

Show Notes

Want to throw us a couple of bucks a month to keep making a show you clearly LOVE? Click here! And if not, that's cool too, we love you for listening 💜 "Spots are in, but not on your skin!" 🙄 That's a quote from a 1965 ad for an acne cleanser, just one of the vintage advertisements we'll discuss in this episode. Acne is nothing new, and neither are rude advertisements that try to convince pimple-faced people to buy products for a clearer complexion. We rifled through these ads from the turn of the century until the sixties to 1) make fun of old-timey acne "cures" and 2) understand the historical tapestry of how companies marketed these products over time by promoting Eurocentric ideals of beauty and preying on the very natural human desire to be loved.  The vintage ads discussed in this show are posted on our instagram, so you can follow along: https://www.instagram.com/pretty_zitty/

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/prettyzitty)