See other o.b. ads: French (ooo.ooo.b.,
1989) - German (early 1950s) - German
(1970s) - German nude (1970s) - French
(1989) - German ("Egyptian,"
See a Modess True or False? ad in The American
Girl magazine, January 1947, and actress Carol Lynley
in "How Shall I Tell My Daughter" booklet ad (1955) - Modess . . . . because ads (many dates).
Volleyball promotional event, o.b. menstrual tampons, the Netherlands,
Fancy magazine (summer edition)
Many European countries are more open about menstruation advertising
(and other topics) than the Americans - the Swedes (here),
for example, and the Dutch (here). But once
upon a time the Americans too were open, enough to advertise Kotex sanitary
napkins on the sides of trains and other places.
In the Dutch magazine Fancy, pages from which the Dutch contributor,
who has sent many other Europeans and American ads and scans to MUM, sent
(below), o.b. sponsors "de o.b. European Challenge
for girls" (style and word choice from the promotional pages).
Two things that impressed me were the great mixture of English and Dutch,
some English being widely understood in Europe, especially among the young;
and a company that makes menstrual tampons openly sponsoring the event,
which takes place in August, 2006.
See an ad in the German magazine Girl for
the Kotex pad brand Freedom, other English intrusions in a neighboring European
Special tampon boxes, too! Is that a star constellation above
the players on the box at
left - in daytime? I guess the sun's setting, so . . . .
Starting with "Deze zomer" the big words translate
"This summer on the beach play beach
volleyball with (girl)friends and HAVE FUN!" The dates and places are
below, right, and
the words on the ripped paper say how to register. But you don't have to
play volleyball -
there's music, clinics, demos, etc.
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