Outdated Advertising: Memories from a Less-than-PC Era takes a look at print advertising from the mid-1850s through the 1980s with an eye toward ads that were notorious for their sexist, racist, politically-incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content—or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find:
Advertising has changed over the decades—that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we’ve come since then.
SubtitleSexist, Racist, Creepy, and Just Plain Tasteless Ads from a Pre-PC Era
AuthorEdited by Michael Lewis, Edited by Stephen Spignesi, Foreword by Ben B. Judd, Jr.
Published21 November 2017
Dimensions8.00 x 10.00in.
IllustrationsFull-color illustrations and photographs.
About the author
Michael Lewis is a twenty-year veteran of the book publishing business, having acquired and edited hundreds of books. He is also the author or coauthor of a dozen books, including The 100 Best Beatles Songs (with Steve Spignesi) and A Guy Walks into a Bar. He lives in northern New Jersey.
Stephen Spignesi is a bestselling author of more than sixty titles, including books about Stephen King, the Beatles, American and world history, the Titanic, George Washington and the American Presidents, the Founding Fathers, John F. Kennedy, Jr., world disasters, Robin Williams, and Woody Allen. His novel Dialogues was hailed as a “reinvention of the psychological thriller.”
Ben B. Judd, Jr., Ph.D., is the former Chair of the University of New Haven Department of Marketing and International Business, and the Associate Dean of the University of New Haven School of Business. He has written extensively on advertising, and his work has appeared in places ranging from Journal of Advertising Research to Psychology magazine.