To me, these Blackglama ads exuded elegance throughout their run. Because of the general attitude towards furs today, they are no longer produced the same way, but they honored many legends, and, especially in the early years of the campaign, Broadway legends in particular. I'll post as many as I can find, as I think they were really lovely. The first one, shown with this post, is a 1968 photo of a young Barbra Streisand.
In the same year, Judy Garland was honored.
Lauren Bacall was also one of the women featured in the 1968 campaign.
Carol Burnett's personality shines through in this 1972 photograph.
1970- Evidently, Rosalind Russell didn't catch the memo that "no one kicks higher than Angela."
Merman looks stunning in this 1972 photograph.
Carol Channing in all of her quirky beauty - 1972.
That same year, Channing's final replacement as Dolly, Pearl Bailey, posed for the series. EDIT: It has been pointed out that Merman was, in fact, Channing's last replacement as Dolly. Bailey was somewhere in between, but played a return engagement in the role in 1975, five years after the original production closed shop. In 1978, in another return engagement, Channing returned to the role!
In 1973, a young Liza Minnelli is captured. The resemblance to her mother, as always, is striking.
Mary Martin, in 1975, shows off the youthful spunk that made her so marvelous as Peter Pan and Nellie Forbush.
In 1978, Helen Hayes, the First Lady of American Theatre, posed.
Angela Lansbury, then appearing in Sweeney Todd, looks wonderful in this 1979 photograph.
Julie Andrews in a 1982 photograph, reminiscent of Victor/Victoria.
Jessica Tandy, during a wonderful career revival, in 1991.
Tommy Tune, one of a very few men who posed for the series, in 1994. The last photograph I will post here for now.
I've always loved the Martha Graham/Rudolph Nureyev/Margot Fonteyn one I thought they were trying to revive the campaign, with some controversy, with Janet Jackson's ads--certainly some of them are based on the 60s/70s images although IMHO not as stylishly shot.
They even helped promote flop musicals!
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