Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Friday, 4 January 2013

"9 out of 10 film stars use ...." continued

Back in July I did a post on movie stars selling Lux soap in those magazine ads of the 1950s, featuring Jean Simmons and Kay Kendall plugging Lux soap and watches. It was a piece on Sophia in the '50s, before she went into American films, where she had 4 Italian films opening in London that year.  I wrote "I bet Sophia plugged Lux soap too" - see Soap label. She did - and here it is, thanks to that great PEPLUM site.


  1. Here's the original photo of Sophia used for the LUX ad