Vodka Ads

These are just a small portion of the ads that we have for sale. None of these are reproductions, all are original. Most of these are large ads, larger than our scanner bed. Therefore the view shown on the page may not completely show the ad. They are placed in a plastic bag with a cardboard backboard for protection. Please e-mail us with your specific interests.


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Absolut
9 1/4" x 11 1/2" ad for some of the things that make their Citron Unique. A bottle of this product is shown, placed within several branches of various citrus fruits as the label reveals that this is imported from the Country of Sweden. The writing on this bottle talks about the distilling process that is used and gives a short history of the product, including the fact that they have making it for more than 100 years.
February 20, 1992
Rolling Stone
1
$7.50
View Liquor 892

Absolut
Full color 9" x 11 1/2" ad for their Vodka. There is a picture of an orange that was shaped like a bottle of this product and has been peeled in a spiral manner. The headline calls it "Absolut Appeal" and there is a little text under this which gives general information about the product.
April 29, 1993
Rolling Stone
1
$7.50
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Liquor 895

Arrow
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Sophisticated Vodka which they claim is distilled "for people who enjoy other tastes". The picture in the ad shows an attractive young lady wearing a bathing suit and a crown while a banner goes from her shoulder to her hip and proclaims her to be Miss Tomato Juice. She is standing behind a basket filled with ripe tomatoes and is holding up a glass that seems to be filled with tasty tomato juice and the headline claims that "Arrow Vodka is for people who'd rather drink tomato juice". The text claims that there really are people who would rather taste what the drink is mixed with instead of the "hard liquor taste" that so many other vodkas provide. It claims that the spirit of Arrow "sneaks through the juice without changing the flavor".
February 20, 1970
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 794

Calvert
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad for their Eleven to One Vodka Martini that is made with Calvert Vodka. The ad has a drawing of the container with the caption claiming it is "Goof-proof on land and sea", a drawing of a couple on a small boat with the caption "Down the hatch", a drawing of the bright sun glaring between a set of clouds with the caption "When the sun is over the yardarm, it's time to open the Goof-proof cocktails" and the last drawing is of a lemon with a piece sliced off and the caption urging you to "Prevent scurvy". The text talks about nautical certainties and urges you to take the Calvert Vodka Cocktail along on each voyage.
April 19, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 706

Echter
Full color 8 1/2" x 11 3/4" ad written in German taken from a German magazine. The ad shows a picture of an unopened bottle of their Russian Vodka. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 3, 1979
Bunte
1
$7.50
View Liquor 129

Finlandia
Full color 9 3/4" x 11 3/4" ad that shows a large bottle of the Vodka of Finland sitting in a snowy setting casting light from within. The ad headline claims that "Eventually you'll arrive at Finlandia".
April 23, 1987
Rolling Stone
1
$7.00
View Liquor 165

Fleischmann's Full color 10" x 13" ad has a headline stating "Open House...Open Fleischmann's". The drawing shows several couples gathered around a Christmas Tree in a living room as the hosts greet more at their doorway that sets with no walls surrounding it. This ad shows bottles of their Whiskey, Gin and Vodka and calls them "So smart to serve...So smart to buy! .
December 7, 1962
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Liquor 13

Fleischmann's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Distilled Dry Gin and their Vodka. The ad has a picture that shows a bottle of each next to a mixed drink made with this product sitting on a weather map of the country. The ad headline says "Forecast: Clear...Crisp...Dry". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 5, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Vodka / Gin

Gilbey's
Full color 9 3/4" x 13 1/2" ad that shows a container of Gilbey's Vodka standing next to a glass of orange juice, just like it is supposed to. The ad headline claims that "Only the clear, smooth "heart" of vodka is good enough for Gilbey's". The text says that "There's a delightful difference in vodka - and you find it in the Gilbey's bottle. For Gilbey's assures you of this: Gilbey's Vodka is made by a costlier method that selects only the "heart" of each vodka distillation - the clearest, smoothest part. The result - you get the smoothest of vodka drinks". This vodka is "produced by the makers of Gilbey's Gin - the International Gin".
April 8, 1957
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 1003

Gilbey's
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a drawing of a bottle of their Gin and their Vodka perched atop snow covered mountains. In front of each of these bottles is a glass filled with an appropriate mixed drink. The ad headline calls these "Twin Peaks of Perfection". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 7, 1960
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May 14, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
2
$7.50
View Vodka / Gin

Gilbey's
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a lady dressed in red with a red hat staring seductively at a glass filled with a red drink made with Gilbey's Vodka. The ad headline simply describes it as "Smart, Smooth, Spirited..". The bottom of the ad does have some mild wrinkles.
June 23, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 127

Gilbey's
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad has a photo of a lady with a red hat and red dress preparing to drink her red drink. The ad headline calls it "Smart, smooth, spirited...Gilbey's Vodka". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 20, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 355

Gilbey's
Full color 10" x 13" ad for Gilbey's Vodka, the drink that is "Smart, smooth, spirited...". This ad is slightly different from the ones that were released during the past few years. This ad the lady is wearing an orange had, she has an orange sitting in front of her and the color of her drink is more orange than red. Other than those changes the lady is nearly the same. The text in this ad says that "Gilbey's Vodka dramatizes flavor, not with taste of its own, but with smart, smooth, indetectable spirit. This real difference is why the people who discovered vodka are now asking for Gilbey's more and more. Sensibly priced, too". Now the reason this ad has an orange instead of an apple like the other ads do. And the reason why she is wearing an orange hat. The next portion of the ad is "Screwdriver - Mix together 1 1/2 ozs. Gilbey's Vodka and 3 ozs. well-chilled orange juice. Pour into sour glass. Add garnish of orange slice or cherry if desired".
April 26, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 926

Gilbey's
Full color 8" x 11" ad for Gilbey's Vodka. The picture shows an exquisite table, a metal statue of a man on a horse with a spear behind the three bottles. The ad identifies them as "Three of the world's great vodkas. Gilbey's is the one you can buy without a passport". When I first looked at the picture I tried to identify the two bottles behind the Gilbey's so that I could write something about them but I could not. Then I read the ad and realized why.
August 1966
Playboy magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 949

Gilbey's
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their 80 Proof Vodka. There is a picture that shows three bottles standing proudly on a table, a bottle of Gilbey's flanked by a bottle of Mockobckal and a bottle of something else whose letters do not appear on my keyboard. The headline calls them "Three of the world's great vodkas" and claims that "Gilbey's is the one you can buy without a passport".
March 10, 1967
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 805

Gilbey's
Three color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their 80 proof Vodka. The ad has a picture of a Russian dancer in mid-leap with a bottle of Gilbey's clasped in his left hand. The ad headline makes the statement thay "You can't buy a better vodka for love nor rubles." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 23, 1967
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 618

Gordon's
Three color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad for the Smoothness of their Vodka. There is a picture of a glass filled with an orange liquid with an ice cube and a patent number floating on the top. The headline laments that "No. You won't see our patent on smoothness in your Gordon's Vodka Screwdriver, but every sip says it's there." The text explains that their process is patented and that every drop of their Vodka is screened fifteen times using an agent even purer than clean mountain air. This makes any drink requiring Vodka to taste better and it is surprisingly inexpensive.
August 1965
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Liquor 819

Gordon's
Three color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad for their Vodka, so unique that it has a patent on smoothness. There is a picture of a man with intense eyes and a hawk perched on his left hand as his right hand holds a glass filled with a drink made from Vodka. The headline has him warning that "The Vodka better be Gordon's" and the ad shows the patent seal to prove that this Vodka is one of a kind.
June 1969
Playboy
1
$7.50
View Liquor 755

Gordon's
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" ad shows a group of miniature people standing by a bottle of Gordon's, a filled glass and several tomatoes. The ad headline describes the scene as "The Happy Vodka. Gordon's".
September 1973
Playboy
1
$7.00
View Liquor 149

Nikolai
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad that says this is the Vodka to use if you are going to make Russian Martinis. There is a bottle of this product next to a glass filled with a martini and the text gives "Instant Russian Lesson #28". This lesson teaches you how to pronounce a Russian word that means "Superior".
October 4, 1968
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 866

Nikolai
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad has a black background with areas of white that show a bottle of their vodka sharing a silver platter with a mug. The ad headline simply says :Nikolai. The caviar of vodkas." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 24, 1969
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 275

Nikolai
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for, what they refer to as, The Caviar of Vodkas. There is a dimly lit picture of a man considering a filled glass that certainly contains Nikolai along with some ice, a mix of some kind and a lone piece of fruit. He is holding the glass under his nose and what little light there is in the ad is reflecting off of the light-colored hair on his head and curling up from his shoulder. Pictured in the ad is a bottle of their 80 Proof Vodka which, along with 90 and 100 Proof was made by the Four Roses Distillers
February 20, 1970
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 793

Nikolai
Black and white 9 1/2" x 13" ad for, what they like to call, The Caviar of Vodkas. The picture shows a tempting glass of Nikolai topped with ice and a slice of fruit held by a male hand coming out from the darkness. There is a bottle of this product shown and the caption mentions it being available in 80, 90 or 100 proof.
February 5 &
May 7, 1971
Life magazine
2
$7.50
View Liquor 795

Nikolai
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad has a photo of a bearded man nearly nose to nose with a beautiful lady while a filled glass sits between their chins. The ad headline days "Kisses...but never tells".
February 1979
Penthouse
1
$7.50
View Liquor 154

Seagram's
Full color 9" x 12 1/2" ad for their Imported Vodka. The simple ad has a photo of a filled bottle shown against a black background. The ad headline informs us that "Seagram introduces the imported Vodka without the imported price." This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 1984
Life magazine
1
$7.00
View Liquor 318

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 3/4" ad has a drawing of a man with an 1800's hair style carrying a platter with a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka and several glasses. The ad headline claims that "It leaves you Breathless! Smirnoff". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanner bed.
June 22, 1953
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 205

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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their popular Vodka. The ad has a picture of a man in a business suit with a brief case in his hand. Unfortunately he is at the beach sitting and waiting on a green Merry-Go-Round Horse that is on the beach, pole and all. Next to them, on the sand, is a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka and several glasses filled with some of the many mixed drinks you can make with this vodka. The ad headline reminds us that "The Merry-Go-Round begins at Five!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
October 17, 1955
Life magazine
0
$8.00
View Liquor 509

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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for their Vodka. The ad has a photo of a filled Martini glass sitting on the ground with an out-of-focus pyramid in the background. The ad headline, speaking of the view and the taste of a Martini made with vodka instead of gin, claims that "It leaves you breathless!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
April 16, 1956
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Liquor 409

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Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 14" ad that warns you, "Don't take the first oasis that comes along". There is a large picture in this ad taken in Egypt in the midst of the desert. The nearest thing is a simple glass with ice and a lime placed into what is probably a drink. You can see several things in this glass, things that have been reflected from beyond. There is a camel, resting in a kneeling position, and two pyramids and they are all shown backwards of the way in which they are facing. A statement that takes little thought is "The brightest spot in the summer desert is Smirnoff Vodka and Tonic". They insist that you make it the same way that you would make a Gin and Tonic, just use Smirnoff Vodka.
July 9, 1956
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 971

Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 14" ad for their 80 Proof Vodka. The ad has a picture of a man in a business suit sitting on a small iceburg with a suitcase, a bottle of Smirnoff and a glass while floating on a nearly frozen sea in the far north. The headline asks if you have "Heard about the explorer's emergency kit?" and the text explains that "can ever be wholly lost if his kit includes the makings of a Smirnoff Vodka Martini". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 12, 1956
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Liquor 660

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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad has a photo of an out of focus man in the distance with a filled glass of Smirnoff in the foreground. The ad headline calls it the "Smoothest of the Smooth". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 11, 1957
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 264

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 14" ad that calls the "Driest of the Dry" to the excellence of Smirnoff Vodka. The picture in the ad shows a single glass of Smirnoff Vodka sitting alone in the desert while, behind it, is a shape like a pyramid it's specifics lost in the distance. The ad says "The sands of the desert will grow cold before we suggest that your Martinis have been anything short of a triumph. But may we recommend the one remaining masterstroke? Use Smirnoff Vodka instead of gin for the driest, smoothest, subtlest Martini known to civilized man...the Smirnoff Vodka Martini. Or ask your barman for "the Martini with the Marvelous Taste..." He knows it can be made only with dry, incomparably mellow Smirnoff, standard of the world since 1818". Known as "the Vodka of Vodkas".
April 8, 1957
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Liquor 1002

Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 13" ad with a large photo of Sir Cedric Hardwicke who is claiming that Smirnoff is the "Smoothest Vodka I never tasted".
June 23, 1958
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad with Bandleader Benny Goodman. The ad shows a smiling Benny seated at a table with a nearly full bottle of vodka, a full glass and his clarinet. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view. October 20, 1958
Life magazine
1
$7.50 View Goodman / Smirnoff
Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 13 1/2" ad with the message that "Mixed or Straight - It leaves you breathless!". To demonstrate the dual-purpose of this product we see a picture showing actor Joseph Cotten sitting at a table talking to a standing Joseph Cotten. They are each holding a glass with Smirnoff, one straight and the other a mixed drink. The text reminds us that this dual-purpose is due to the fact that Smirnoff has no liquor taste due to the strenous filtering that is done through the mountains of charcoal.
December 1958
Holiday
0
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a formally dressed Rod Alexander with a filled glass of vodka setting on top of his top hat as he site with his chin resting on his left fingers. Behind him dances his wife, Bambi Lynn, wearing a formal white dress and throwing her arms out in exhuberance. This ad has the headline claiming of Smirnoff that "It leaves you breathless" and explains that the charcoal filtering leaves it with "virtually no taste of its own".
February 23, 1959
Life magazine
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April 1959
Esquire
2
$7.50
View Liquor 60

Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 13" ad which shows a very well-dressed couple sitting at a table on a grassy area overlooking the ocean. They are under several trees that contain many different kinds of fruit and the headline tells you to "Pick any fruit you like-but make sure the Vodka's Smirnoff".
March 23, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 142

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13 1/2" ad for The Greatest Taste in Vodka. The ad has a picture of a party given at the Zachary Scotts house and it shows thirteen people and one cat gathered around a round table that has several glasses filled with drinks made from the lone bottle of Smirnoff at the center of the scene. The text claims that vodka is the only drink that will suffice at a party designed for one liquor and a variety of kinds of drinks. It claims to leave the user breathless which isn't necessarily a good thing.
June 1959
Holiday
1
$7.50
View Liquor 810

Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad shows Cliff Arquette, TV's Charlie Weaver spiking the punch while dressed like a Charles Dickens's character. The headline claims that "Smirnoff makes the very Dickens of a Fruit Punch".
December 21, 1959
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 43

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with actor Walter Slezak about the ability of this product to make better and more different kinds of mixed drinks. The ad has a photo of the actor sitting at a table with a bottle of Smirnoff and a vast assortment of fruits, mixers and vegetables. The ad headline asks "Have you invented a Smirnoff drink lately" and the text has Walter claiming that "Smirnoff Vodka is the stepmother of invention". It explains that the reason is that Smirnoff has no liquor taste so your drinks taste better which is the reason that drinks made with Smirnoff "have changed the drinking habits of America!"
April 11, 1960
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Slezak / Vodka

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with Joan Fontaine. The ad has a photo of the actress in a blue dress sitting on a stack of crates of oranges while her husband, Collier Young, stands behind her. The headline offers the opinion that "Orange Juice is delicious...even without Smirnoff" but the text reasons that "Like sunshine and laughter - like moonlight and music - Smirnoff Vodka and orange juice go perfectly together". It then reminds us of the existance of the drink known as the Screwdriver and claims that this has been "one of the Smirnoff drinks that changed the drinking habits of America!". It follows this claim with a quick reminder on how to make a Screwdriver and, speaking of Smirnoff, says that "It leaves you breathless"
June 11, 1960
Saturday Evening Post
2
$7.50
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/4" x 12" ad for The Greatest Name in Vodka. The ad has a picture of a lady in a white dress playing a violin behind a man sitting at a table with two bottles and two Gimlet glasses. The caption under the picture identifies them as "Stars of 'An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May' at New York's Golden Theatre". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 5, 1961
Life magazine
0
$7.50
View Liquor 467

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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their 80 and 100 Proof Vodka. The ad has a photo of an out-of-focus couple at the beach as the sun sets and three filled glasses that are in-focus. The drinks contained in these three glasses are Vodka & Tonic, Vodka Highball and Vodka Collins. The ad headline calls for "Long, Cool Smirnoff drinks for Long, Hot Summer Days!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 21, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 402

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka. The ad shows fifteen different recent ads that Smirnoff has used in their ad campaign. The ad headline introduces "The gift that changed Americas Drinking Habits". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
December 15, 1961
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 391

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their Vodka and how for the Martini-lover, it is "A Change for the Drier!".. The ad has a photo of a man in a white dress coat sitting at a table for one in the middle of the desert. There is a bird cage a few feet in front of him and a bottle of Smirnoff with a filled glass in the foreground of the photo with a lonely orange lying between the bottle and the man. The text claims that by using your normal proportions and changing to Smirnoff, you can have "the driest Dry Martini of them all!"
February 9, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 403

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka with George Gobel. The ad has a picture of Lonesome George, dressed in a cowboy outfit standing in a saloon leaning on the bar with a six-gun in his hand and a bottle of Smirnoff waiting to be emptied. The ad headline warns to "Never gamble with a stranger at a bar!" and the text reminds you to be sure and Specify Smirnoff when you order your drinks.
March 9, 1962
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February 22, 1963
Life magazine
3
$7.50
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" ad for their Vodka with pantomimist Marcel Marceau. The ad has a photo of him, with white face and white clothes, trying to juggle oranges with little success. The ad headline warns "Juggle with the oranges if you must...but don't juggle with the Vodka!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
June 8, 1962
Life magazine
1
$7.50
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad that suggests that you use Vodka instead of Gin when you make your next Collins. The ad has a big photo where the only thing that is in focus is a cool, clear glass that contains a Collins with the cherry and lemon floating tartly against the glass. Behind the glass, slightly out of focus, is a lady lying on the beach with a smile on her face as a man snuggles up behind her. The ad headline tells you to "Take the simmer out of summer with a Smirnoff Collins". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
August 10, 1962
Look magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 554

Smirnoff Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad showing a giant glass in an artic setting with the headline "Think Tall..Keep Cool..Speak Clearly..say "Smirnoff" Collins"
August 24, 1962
Time
1
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View Liquor 53

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad with a large photo of actress Julie Newmar wearing a white evening dress and lying on a white carpet with a bottle of Smirnoff next to her. The ad headline states that "It Leaves You Breathless!", a statement that could refer to the actress or to the Vodka. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
September 14, 1962
Life magazine
1
$8.00
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a lady emerging from a jumble of white wrapping paper with a bow on her head and a gift box of Smirnoff in her arms.
December 7, 1962
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the Vodka that is considered to be the dryest of liquors. The ad has a picture of a slightly out-of-focus Leaning Tower of Pisa with, in the foreground, a martini glass properly focused and the level of liquid in it indicating that it is level and the tower in not. The headline starts by saying "If you lean toward the very dry" and then talks about how you can make your martinis with Smirnoff Vodka instead of gin, if you like them dry. It tells you to "be certain of Smirnoff at the store - and firm about it at the bar".
April 23, 1963
Look magazine
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April 26, 1963
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 560

Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 9 1/2" ad that answers the question, "Which comes first, Commander...the Smirnoff or the Schweppes?". There is a picture for the ad that shows a man with a strange type of beard who is sitting in a chair at a table ahd he is holding up a glass of what it probably Smirnoff, and maybe a little Schweppes. This person, Commander Whitehead, says that "For an unforgettable Vodka and Tonic, pour the liquor first, then add the tonic, slowly". The secret is to use Smirnoff with Schweppes. They claim that "Nobody has ever been able to imitate Schweppes thirst-quenching, bittersweet flavor"
August 27, 1963
Look magazine
1
$7.50
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Liquor 972

Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad that illustrates in a grand manner just how Charcoal Filtered Smirnoff Vodka is.There is a picture of a man standing on top of "a 'Mountain' of charcoal" the text of the ad explains that "Every drop of Smirnoff is filtered and refined through 7 tons of activated charcoal". It then explains what this extreme process will mean for the drinks that you mix with Smirnoff Vodka.
February 21, 1964 &
September 18, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 61

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with a picture of singer Julie London turning to look at the camera as she holds an orange to her cheek. The ad headline asks the question "Who made the orange more tempting than the apple?" and answers that "Smirnoff did it". The text ads that the Screwdriver is America's most popular vodka drink. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 24, 1964
Life magazine
2
$8.00
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka. In the picture of a snow-covered, rough terrain we see a glass filled with a drink made from Smirnoff in the foreground flanked by a bottle of this wonderful product. Further back we see a man in a dark suit, top hat and a cane walking toward the camera through the roughest area and the headline asks "What's come over the rocks lately?". Smirnoff is the answer and the text tells us that any on-the-rocks drink made with Smirnoff becomes the smoothest drink on ice. The act of filtering it through 14,000 pounds of activated charcoal makes it crystal clear, flawlessly smooth and remarkably free of taste or odor.
October 23, 1964
Life magazine
1
$7.50
View Liquor 874

Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad with a photo of actress Tammy Grimes wearing a black cowboy hat and holding a six-gun which is pointed toward the camera. The ad headline states that it is "Smirnoff...or else!". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
November 20, 1964
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad with Groucho Marx. The ad shows Groucho opening up his coat in the manner of a secret agent and showing two concealed bottles of vodka. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
February 19, 1965
Life magazine
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad for their 80 and 100 Proof Vodka. The ad has a picture of Internationally Known Dance Master 'Killer Joe' Piro reading a newspaper while his partner overfills his cup from a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. The ad headline talks about a "New Drink making a Big Splash - The Smirnoff Mule" and the text talks about Skitch Henderson making a song and 'Killer Joe' Piro making a dance and you can make the drink with Smirnoff over ice, the juice of 1/4 lime and filling the Mule mug or glass with 7-Up.
June 18, 1965
Life magazine
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August 10, 1965
Look magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad shows a character dressed as Mr. Scrooge attempting to make off with several bottles of Smirnoff. The ad headline asks you to Spare the Smirnoff and spoil the party.
December 24, 1965
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with actress and all-around attractive woman Julie Newmar. The seductive looking Newmar is dressed in white western garb with a six gun on her hip. In her hand she is holding a six gun that has a bottle of Smirnoff as a barrel. The ad headline has her saying "When I say Bloody Mary, Reach...for Smirnoff". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 18, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for their 80 and 100 Proof Vodka. The ad has a picture of a lady sitting on a table that she is sharing with a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka and six different glasses that probably contain different mixed drinks made with Smirnoff. The lady is wearing a space suit with the helmet removed and she is asking the readers, "Haven't tried Smirnoff? Where in the world have you been?". Looking closely at the lady you will notice, behind her styled red hair, a pair of what were called rabbit ear antennas which would indicate that she is a member of the population of another planet. If I remember correctly this was about the time of the television show My Favorite Martian where Ray Walston starred sporting antennas like this that were retractable.
April 15, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 12" ad for Smirnoff Vodka. The ad photo shows a beach scene with a giant seashell that Woody is climbing out of. He is reaching ahead and has placed his left hand on the sand in front of him and is looking at the camera with a quizicle look on his face. Surrounding him on the beach are six different glasses of products made with Smirnoff Vodka which is sitting at the front.
May 13, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 10" x 12 1/2" ad for this popular Vodka and some of the interesting things you can make with it. The ad has a picture of a sawhorse that is fitted with a child's play horse head. Sitting on the horse's back is Woody Allen and leaning on his back is the sultry actress Monique Van Vooren while around their feet are a number of Mule Mugs, a bottle of Smirnoff and two partially filled glasses. The ad headline informs us that "This is the Drink that is...The Smirnoff Mule" and the ad gives simple directions on how to make your own as well as where to order a Set of 6 Mule Mugs. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
May 27, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka and more of the things that you can make with it. This ad has a picture of Woody Allen, a man whose smile goes well with an advertisement for any kind of liquor, standing behind a stack of Mule Mugs that are balanced on top of and around a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. The ad gives the recipe to make a Mule, offers a Set of 6 Mule mugs for $3.00 and taunts you to "Get a few mugs together and give a Smirnoff Mule Party". The text tells us that this product is "filtered through 14,000 lbs of activated charcoal" and I have to wonder if the economy or environmentalists have caused a change in that quantity. This is a larger version of another ad on this page.
July 22, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad has a picture of a smiling Woody Allen seated behind a stack that includes copper colored mugs and a bottle of Smirnoff. The ad headline explains that you should "Get a few mugs together and give a Smirnoff mule party".
September 1966
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad for the best Vodka to use in a Martini. The ad has a photo of a deserted city street where a camel has knelt down on the center line of the road and a man in a black tuxedo is leaning on the camel's hump. The ad headline has the man saying "I'd ride a mile for a Smirnoff Martini" and the text claims that more and more people are changing to Smirnoff for their Martinis. Being filtered through 14,000 pounds of activated charcoal has got to do something for it.
October 29, 1965 &
September 23, 1966
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka with famed comedian Sid Caesar. The ad has a picture of the evening sky with a city skyline in the background where a group of well-dressed people are mingling in evening clothers on a balcony with no railing. Sid Caesar, dressed in a tux, is being lifted by a construction hook into the picture. To make his entrance a more friendly situation he is burdened down with at least six bottles of Smirnoff and two glasses. The headline urges you to "Get your party off the ground with Smirnoff" and the text assures you that with Smirnoff you will be able to make the best of any drink. It reminds us that it is filtered through 14,000 pounds of activated charcoal and questions "Why wonder which whiskey to give when you know the right vodka?".
December 23, 1966
Life magazine
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December 27, 1966
Look magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka with a picture of a bejeweled Zsa Zsa Gabor. The actress is wearing a white gown that is bare on the shoulders and she has placed her right hand with a large bracelet to her neck that has a similar necklace placed around it as a glass filled with a drink made from Smirnoff sits in front of her. The headline has her saying "Don't Darling Me if it's not Smirnoff" and the text tells us that, just like Zsa Zsa, your guests will expect Smirnoff. We are told that Smirnoff makes a better drink because it is filtered through 14,000 pounds of activated charcoal. You may want to have someone at your party who knows CPR because "It leaves you breathless"
February 10, 1967
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12" ad has a photo of a man who looks like a combination of Frankenstein and Herman Munster. He is sitting meekly in a chair and the headline has him saying "I'm scary of a Mary without Smirnoff!" This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 24, 1967
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad features Phil Silvers. It shows him and three woman all wearing Roman Togas as it mentions the fact he is starring in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". As he lays on a couch he is holding a filled glass of Smirnoff as the bottle and other glasses are standing on the floor next to him.
April 21, 1967
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka and for the new drink that is out of this world, the Smirnoff Skyball. The ad has a picture of space where, floating above the earth are a well-dressed couple, each holding a drink as they hold hands while an empty space suit and a not-so-empty bottle of Smirnoff float behind them. The ad headline introduces "The bold new tonic drink...Smirnoff Skyball. Crisp - Clean - Cold - nothing on earth more delicious". Instructions are given in this ad to pour Smirnoff on-the-rocks, add tonic and lime (if you wish). Smirnoff had several ads such as this one with different couples floating unharmed through space.
May 26, 1967
Life magazine
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July 1967
McCall's
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad for "the bold new tonic drink...Smirnoff Skyball". The ad shows a man, a woman, an astronaut in a space suit, an end table and a bottle of Smirnoff floating in space with the planet Earth hanging in the background. This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
July 21, 1967
Life magazine
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Smirnoff Full color 10" x 13" ad shows a giant glass with a ladder against it that has two people climbing it and a third seated at the bottom. The ad talks about the "Smirnoff Screwdriver" and gives a simple recipe for making one and becoming a "giant among hosts". This ad is larger than my scanner bed so the outer edges of the ad will not be visible in the scanned view.
March 29, 1968
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April 26, 1968
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that suggests that you try making your Martinis with Smirnoff Vodka. The ad has a picture of an attractive lady dressed in a red devil suit and she has her arms crossed just under her face. Her left hand is holding a filled glass, probably a Martini, next to her lips that are curved in a devilish smile, and her right hand is holding a black pitchfork that has two ice cubes stuck to the end. I guess Hell may have frozen over. The text urges "a devilishly dry proposition" by making a pact tho have a Smirnoff Martini tonight.
April 1968
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7" x 10 3/4" ad for their Vodka. This ad is a smaller version of another ad on this page and has a picture of a man and a woman on a ladder which is leaning up against an oversize glass filled with a Smirnoff Screwdriver while another lady is sitting on the ground at the foot of the ladder. The ad contains the recipe for the Smirnoff Screwdriver which looks to be a fairly standard recipe.
April 29, 1968
Sports Illustrated
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Playboy
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Smirnoff Full color 9 1/2" x 13" ad for their Vodka. The ad has a picture with a couple sitting together at a bar enjoying their drinks while snow is falling and piling up just on their part of the bar. The rest of the bar patrons are looking enviously at the couple and the cool refreshment they are receiving. The ad mentions a drink called The Smirnoff Blizzard which it says is "..the chilly thing that happens when Smirnoff, Fresca and lime go on a togetherness kick". It warns you too that "Before you order it, dress for a cold wave".
May 31, 1968,
June 14, 1968
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July 5, 1968
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad for their Vodka. The ad has a photo of a touring car, stopped in the desert and surrounded by five ladies in very colorful and fashionable clothes. The ad identifies the designer by saying that "Rudi Gernreich fashions the breathless scene.
October 1968
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" ad with Johnny Carson sitting in a black throne-type chair holding a filled glass. Next to him lies a St. Bernard and they both seem not to mind that snow is falling around them. The ad headline says to "Stir up a blizzard with Fresca and Smirnoff".
May 30, 1969
Life magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 3/4" ad with the King of Late-Night Television Johnny Carson that talks about another way to enjoy this product. The ad has a picture of Johnny wearing a dark business suit sitting in a throne of dark wood as the snow falls and accumulates on the entire scene. Johnny has his one leg crossed and is holding a glass that we have to assume is filled with a Smirnoff Blizard. Lying next to Johnny is his sidekick for this party, a Saint Bernard, who lies in the snow with a bottle of Smirnoff odka and a bottle of Fresca, waiting for his cue to laugh uproariously. The headline claims that "Smirnoff makes the Blizzard howl" and the text gives the proper directions and ingredients to make this refreshing drink. It does warn though that "unless you insist on Smirnoff your Blizzard could fizzle into just another summer downpour".
June 1969
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad that wants you to believe that this product will help you enjoy your life the way it should be enjoyed. The picture shows a Spring day where a man in a straw hat is in the foreground of the picture lying in a field peacefully strumming his guitar. Behind him, wearing hats and being protected by an umbrella, are two happy ladies and a man deep in thought. The headline says "Springtime and Smirnoff: light, fresh and alive" and the test discusses how Smirnoff people are the kind that will celebrate the coming of Spring. It mentions the Smirnoff Bloody Mary and the Smirnoff life style which consists of "fanciful clothes and extravagant dreams".
April 1970
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad with a little play-on-words on one of the best ways to enjoy this product. There is a couple who have come to the ocean and they, each holding a glass that must be filled with Smirnoff and ice, are sitting together on a large rock that has sprung up just a few feet offshore. The headline says "Smirnoff on the rocks. The Breathless Experience" and the text describes the beauty and passion of this scene, only made better with the addition of Smirnoff.
May 1971
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad that warns us that "It's Yellow Fever season" and explains just what that is. There is a picture of a young man dressed in slacks and an unbuttoned shirt sitting at the end of a little boat and holding a Yellow Fever. Sharing the boat, and the two feet of it, is a girl wearing shorts, a tube top, a scarf and a hat while she does not have a drink. The ad laments that "This is the only time of the year when you can do nothing and not feel guilty. Doing absolutely nothing, however, isn't all that easy". They claim that last summer, while trying to do nothing, this drink was invented accidently. You are urged to try one the next time you feel like doing nothing.
August 1972
Playboy magazine
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" ad with a photo of a young couple camping out in a rugged environment. The ad headline claims that "it's Yellow Fever season" and the ad text contains a recipe for a drink of the same name.
September 1972
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad that shows a couple sitting under a tree in the summertime while holding glasses of a yellow drink. The ad headline describes the drink as "The Machete" and gives the recipe on how to make this tasty treat.
September 1973
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" ad with another idea for a drink that is made better with the addition of Smirnoff. We see a couple sitting on a porch step smiling in a secret way as they each hold a short glass of a drink that must have been made with Smirnoff. The headline calls this The Sunstroke and talks about this being an ideal summer drink where "less is more". Of course, there is the recipe for this drink even though, when this ad came out, summer was ending.
September 1974
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" ad for their Vodka. The ad has a picture of a couple standing in the water as the surf breaks onto the beach. The lady is holding a glass that is partially filled with a new drink, The Firefly. The ad gives instructions on how to make this drink and, of course, it includes Smirnoff Vodka.
May 1977
Playboy
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" ad that has a photo of a couple cavorting on the lawn in their bathing suits. The lady has tipped the gentleman over in his lawn chair and the ad headline calls it "Tumbler Smirnoff style".
September 8, 1980
Sports Illustrated
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" ad that shows lawyer F. Lee Bailey sitting in a chair holding a glass filled from a bottle that rests on a table next to him. The ad text is filled with legal terms such as bar, objection, evidence and truth.
February 22, 1982
Sports Illustrated
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Smirnoff
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad for their Vodka. The ad has a photo of author Robert Ludlum with his elbow on a bar holding up a glass of Smirnoff. The ad headline has him saying "In my book, quality makes Smirnoff worth asking for. It's value makes it a best-seller".
June 1983
Penthouse
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Wolfschmidt's
Full color 8" x 11 1/2" ad for their Genuine Vodka. There is a pictue where the Famous Wolfhound, Baron Wolfschmidt, has a red scarf tied around his mouth yet he has grabbed the string from a green window covering and is trying to pull it down because, as the words on the covering say, "Wolfschmidt has the secret of making real vodka". The text reveals that the secret of how to make it may be safe but the fact of how good it tastes with mixed drinks is all over town.
March 1960
Holiday
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Wolfschmidt
Full color 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" ad with a photo of a Russian Czar standing at a window with his dog at his side while his wife is kneeling down playing with the puppies. The ad headline states "Wolfschmidt Vodka. The spirit of the Czar lives on."
April 1980
Playboy
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Wolfschmidt
Full color 8" x 10 3/4" ad for their Genuine Vodka. The ad has a picture of the regal Russian sitting astride his horse with his white wolfhound staring at the camera. He is raising his glass filled with "Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka. The spirit of the Czar".
October 1981
Penthouse
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Wolfschmidt
Full color 4 1/2" x 10" ad has a photo of the Czar holding his glass while he looks over to and talks to the lady on his right while his dog sits on his left. The ad headline says Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka. The spirit of the Czar."
November 1983
Playboy
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