Sunday, March 23, 2008


My father-in-law is a retired commercial artist who toiled away for years as the art director of a large Houston advertising agency.  Every time I see him lately he will not stop talking about the television show, Madmen, which airs on AMC.  He tells me that Madmen accurately portrays the office happenings in ad agencies of the early 1960s.  Of course, I saw a couple of episodes of the show and thought it was too exaggerated.  Surely men didn’t treat women like that. 

Then I found this in a book from the early 1970s.  It is the front page of a bi-fold pamphlet for a Houston, Texas advertising agency (not where my father-in-law worked).  The remaining text in the pamphlet is equally as charming as what you see here.  I’ll post it if anyone wants. 

My apologies to Mary Heinzen if she is still out there.  But maybe she wanted to be remembered as a "decorative asset. "

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1 comment:

tim said...

i'm a little upset that i can't see her gams in the photo. oh well, she still looks like a hot little number.

thanks to your sister for sharing your blog with me.