Monday, August 27, 2007

Bendix Table Radio-Phonograph, 1947 print ad

"...Watch a miracle happen!"

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Home audio as furniture.

There's probably a comment lurking here somewhere about ambient music, or sonic wallpaper, but let's skip it for now.

I like the ad copy's liberal use of superlatives.
Indeed, the set does bear the stamp of 'decorator smartness'.

A couple of points regarding the set design for the ad - -

Other than the fake flowers and 'incidental furniture' in the foreground, please note the barest suggestion of 'home';
The sketch of a bookshelf on the wall, and the drapery rising to infinity.

- - And check out the kicky print on her blouse!
Swingin'!

1 comment:

Skipper Bartlett said...

I've never seen phonograph end tables before, amazing. My dream is to somehow have a record player hidden in all of my furniture...seriously.

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