Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kitty Kallen for Halo Shampoo

Usually when a celebrity lends his or her name to a product it doesn't carry a humiliating narrative in comic strip form! I vaguely remember Kitty Kallen, but I also listen to old-time radio on satellite radio, so that's why her name may ring a bell. I like the use of the word "glorifies" here, a corny throwback to the 1920s and  "Glorifying the American Girl."

This 1954 ad is another great find from the Duke Digital Archive.


  1. Uh-oh -- if I have the Halo Shampoo jingle in my head now, does that mean I'm old?

  2. Nice!