Compare the American "Modess,
because . . ." ads, a French Modess ad, a
French ad featuring just a man!,
and ads for teens.
See the box for
the French version of this tampon
See Kotex items: First ad (1921)
- ad 1928 (Sears and
Roebuck catalog) - Lee Miller ads
(first real person in amenstrual hygiene ad,
1928) - Marjorie May's
Twelfth Birthday (booklet for girls,
1928, Australian edition; there are many links
here to Kotex items) - Preparing for
Womanhood (1920s, booklet for girls;
Australian edition) - 1920s booklet in Spanish
method - box
from about 1969 - "Are
you in the know?" ads (Kotex) (1949)(1953)(1964)(booklet, 1956) - See
more ads on the Ads for
Teenagers main page
Ad for Kotex pads
Isn't she proper? He's on tenterhooks
lusting - for the cup of coffee
she's making him.
U.S.A., Modern Screen magazine,
But she has something else on her
mind that I'll explain when
you look at the pictures.
Around this time Kotex
- but especially Modess
- made many ads featuring women with
perfect hair and clothes and faces and
almost always blue eyes - perfect,
of course. Mainly to show that women
could look good even while
menstruating - if you were white.
Other races would have to wait
a few years to make an
appearance. White perfection starred
in the Are
you in the know? series.
Inside front cover.
Notice the tiny
"person" right above the roses.
Our hostess stutters half loud, "I
wonder if I put enough
in the alien's coffee. Why does
he keep bringing her, er, him, um, it?"
The alien to the left of the man.
Front cover. The ad
above is on the other side.
Mrs. Kennedy's life story was not
complete, of course. Not only
was her husband murdered the next
year, when this cover appeared
he would soon seduce Mimi Alford, a
in the White House. Over
the next year he would often have her
picked up and flown in from
her college dorm in
Connecticut when Jackie was out
Jackie should have been happy that
wasn't on any screen!
Funny she's even featured since she
wasn't an actress - but she was much
And Grace Kelly had long
since left Hollywood, bound for
boredom in Monaco.
But I guess this isn't "You Have
to Live in Hollywood Right Now
No, no, stop asking, I
don't have any gossip about Liz
and Janet Leigh - but I
know there's plenty!
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