Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Art Deco Advertising ~ Guerlain Perfume Ads


▫ 1938 ▫

Lady Liberty or evil enchantress? This stunning 1938 advertisement for Guerlain's Vega perfume may leave you wondering.

This captivating art deco image by Darcy has been featured in art history books such as Taschen's All-American Ads Series. Guerlain Fragrances, one of the oldest perfume houses in the world, was founded by designer Pierre-Fran├žois Pascal Guerlain in Paris in 1828.

▫ 1949▫

Through the years Guerlain has employed some of the world's top artists to design their bottles, as well as their advertising art. Darcy continued to create Guerlain ads... as seen in this brilliant blue and lavender ad from 1949 with the caption... Fleur de Feu. The literal translation is "Flower of Fire."

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Monday, September 3, 2007

The "Famous Rooms Series" ~ 1953 Hilton Ads


▫ The Empire Room at the Palmer House ▫

Relive cherished moments from the early 1950's with the "Famous Rooms in Hilton Hotels" series... a great set for collectors. Included are the Roosevelt Grill at New York's Hotel Roosevelt, the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf Astoria, Chicago's Empire Room (left), the Pool Terrace at the Caribe in San Juan, Washington DC's Mayflower Presidential Dining Room or the distinguished Oak Room at New York's Plaza.

▫ The Oak Room at the Plaza ▫

In these famous ballrooms and restaurants, the elite would gather for exquisite cuisine, delightful music, power networking, or simply the chance to be seen among the society set. This series was symbolic of Hilton's prized reputation across the nation. These colorful pages will make a fine addition to any vintage ad collection.

Several Hilton "Famous Rooms" ads are available for sale in my eBay Store Hilton Hotels Category.