Vivitar - The sound of gettin' it on.

Most decades take two to three years to really form their identity. For example, The Eighties looked a lot like The Seventies until about 1983 or so. The Nineties looked a lot like The Eighties until about 1993. So how long did The Seventies - everybody's favorite decade that always seemed to have a rash that just wouldn't go away - take to assert its The Seventies-ness? Less than one year. Yes, this 1970 Vivitar ad is real. File under WTF?

 How do you sell stereos? Show people shower-fucking, stupid! (or in the preliminary stages of shower-fucking, anyway). But Vivitar weren't total skeezebags. On the opposite page, they did have the decency to show the recently-moistened couple cuddling... naked.

Thank you, The Seventies, for never disappointing! Surely there must be more ways you can show us how appropriate you were at every opportunity? Here, let me get that for you. Phil Are Go Graphic Blandishment and Photoshoppery Brigade! Assemble! Pksshoww!

Click it to big it. You know you want to.
Good work, team! It looks just like it jumped right off the news stand and onto a filmy, smeary glass coffee table. You earned a break, PAGBGPB, go take several Silkwood showers and report to the Phil Are GO! PTSD Recovery Office.

Clicking it will only make it bigger, you know.


MrsBug said...

Dang. Which magazine was this published in? Playboy? You don't see that much boobage in magazines today. Granted we're skeevy in ways the 70s could only dream of (exempli gratia see Nikki Minaj, almost any song by David Guetta, Miley Cyrus' tongue)

PhilAreGo@gmail.com said...

It was Sept 1970 Esquire. That magazine is about 1/2 inch thick, and it's a gold mine. There'll be lots more from 1970 Esquire!


Franck3D said...

I think they are really trying to sell you on making 70s' sex tapes.
They're all recorders. Wink!

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