Monday, January 12, 2009

Soul You Can Drink To

Ola Hudson

The Soul Closet opens this week with a question: I wonder if the people at Dewar's White Label still do these clever magazine ads? I haven't seen one in a very long while. They'd pick an interesting person and do a quick profile, asking what books they read, their latest accomplishment and their favorite scotch. The favorite scotch was always Dewar's White label. An effective but subtle way to establish a brand. The 1970 ad above features a very fine 25-year-old fashion designer Ola Hudson--dig the earrings, y'all. She's also the mother of Slash, the guitarist from Guns n Roses and Velvet Revolver.

This 1968 ad features the gifted and distinguished Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt:
Richard Hunt: Sculptor, 1968

And this gorgeous Sister here is literary editor Carole Henderson in 1969:
She's Carole Henderson Tyson now. And is still on the scene.

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