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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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How Clairol Hair Color Went From Taboo to New You

How Clairol Hair Color Went From Taboo to New You | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Throughout history, women have grappled with a biological inevitability that is, literally, always top of mind: Sooner or later, they go gray.
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gladwell true colors Shirley Polykoff Does She or Doesn't She

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"Hair dye and the hidden history of postwar America.

During the Depression-long before she became one of the most famous copywriters of her day-Shirley Polykoff met a man named George Halperin. He was the son of an Orthodox rabbi from Reading, Pennsylvania, and soon after they began courting he took her home for Passover to meet his family. They ate roast chicken, tzimmes, and sponge cake, and Polykoff hit it off with Rabbi Halperin, who was warm and funny. George's mother was another story. She was Old World Orthodox, with severe, tightly pulled back hair; no one was good enough for her son....

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