I found this 1960’s commercial for Gold Medal Flour simultaneously horrifying and fascinating — which was good enough reason for me to share it with you here today!
Sometimes when I watch the show Mad Men on TV, I find it hard to believe that we’ve so quickly transitioned to an age where characters like Damage’s Patty Hewes and women like Oprah can succeed on TV; but, this commercial makes it clear that Mad Men is a truer to life portrayal of 60’s attitudes than I imagined. I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, we’ve gone from Rosa Parks to Barrack Obama in just about the same amount of time.
I wonder if Don Draper is on his way over to have a piece of the cake shown at the end of this clip? Will he be turned on by Anne Foster’s virginal, white thumb? And, more importantly will he clear the plates and do the dishes? Yeah, I know, that’s just crazy talk.