Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today's Vintage Ad


7 comments:

Don Coffin said...

I have to comment on the only one of those I have read--Chester Himes' If He Hollers Let Him Go. Himes was an amazing writer, with perhaps an even more amazing live. I don't think he was capable of writing an uninteresting paragraph (everyone writes uninteresting sentences), and I continue to read (and re-read) his works...dark, violent, funny, sometime terrifying. Worth finding all his books. And If He Hollers is among the best.

Bill Crider said...

I agree, and I'm a big fan of Coffin Ed Johnson and Gravedigger Jones.

Cap'n Bob said...

Talk about a subgenre.

Bill Crider said...

Kind of surprising to see an ad like that from the '50s.

Deb said...

Lillian Smith's STRANGE FRUIT is an insightful story of the Jim Crow era south. I think Smith was white (which might be why her picture does not appear next to the book in the ad).

Bill Crider said...

No photo of Erskine Caldwell, either.

Don Coffin said...

I wonder if the ad ran in mostly magazines and newspapers with African-American audiences.