• Is it just me, or do both of these ladies resemble Kim Cattrall?
  • And get black eyes? No way!
  • Ouch.

1965 Tareyton ad

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This is of course a classic ad with a catchy phrase in the 60s and 70s. Though the slogan is enduring, the dark circles under the people's eyes still is pretty creepy. (FACT: A then 25 year old Martha Stewart appeared in one of Tareyton's television commericals in 1966 with Lyle Waggoner, a 70s TV actor.)

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  1. J-diggity-dogg 73 months ago | reply

    Not only do I remember this ad, I remember asking my mommy to explain it to me, cause I was like seven, trying to figure out who beat them. Was it a husband, was it ajealous psycho ex, was it eachother, and why would they fight over cigarettes which you can get just about anywhere, back then, anyway. These look like white-man's Mild 7's.
    The black eyes are acceptable in this cultural time period because they are smiling and have masculined hair, and her nose looks like she's already been told twice.

  2. Dania Hurley 72 months ago | reply

    When I was little, I thought smoking gave you black eyes.

  3. smdcarson 72 months ago | reply

    So this is what inspired The Joker look for Batman.

  4. jbcurio 71 months ago | reply

    This campaign was even weirder in its final years - I remember ads in Baseball Digest when I was a kid where the black eyes were covered in pure white (as if the models glued a piece of paper under their eye).

  5. Tigersight 70 months ago | reply

    I remember these ads like the were printed yesterday. I thought they were weird then and they're weird now. Tareyton was never a good cigarette and Real Men eschewed them for Luck Strikes or Marlboro Reds.

  6. jazzejunqueinc 69 months ago | reply

    I remember these tv ads!

  7. cuddledumplin 67 months ago | reply

    They don't look like they've been fighting. They look like they'll be going out with their droogs later.

  8. Debbie C.B.'s 65 months ago | reply

    some one who smoked KOOLS beat em up

    love the eye liner
    kinda like the under eye shawdow
    she looks like Billy from GREENDAY
    lol

  9. michelle_diane_cummings 65 months ago | reply

    please email me if you could send me any information with a photo of the lady in the bill board slogan photos with the black eye in id rather fight then switch Tareyton cigaretes.
    Thank You Michelle D. Cummings

  10. bobster855 [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    I remember when they ran cigarette commercials on TV....they were some of the best commercials ever. I guess they could afford to pay for the best creative talent with all the money they were making back then.

  11. Valrico Runner 64 months ago | reply

    Great blast from the past. I think Kent's use to have the charcoal filter, too. As a kid, I unrolled the filters from my grandmother's cigarettes to see the charcoal. But alas, my grandmother died of lung cancer in 1969.

  12. bobster855 [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    My dad smoked Kent's and luckily he managed to quit smoking. He would never have lived to 83 years otherwise.

  13. Thistle Dubh 63 months ago | reply

    Every time I look at one of these ads I've got to light up another fag, dammit.

  14. z00110100 63 months ago | reply

    @ cuddledumplin Heh. Nice comment. DROOGIEEEEES!

  15. artwitsyl 62 months ago | reply

    I liked Dania Hurley's comment. ROFL!

  16. chezarie 61 months ago | reply

    I remember these ads. Truly, these gals did not get -Lucky Strikes- !

  17. lipskin [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    Bad taste or whatever, for me these images certainly had impact, they seem even more prominent these days I think because of their nature and almost shock value. It's the same though I find with a lot of other things as well. For instance, the old cartoons almost used to leap out of the screen at you with their vivid drawings. or is it just me?

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