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All-American Ads of the 40s40
From Darkness into Light
Wartime action and postwar triumph in the advertising of the 1940s
The postwar era represented a flood of products and services for every need and occasion, reaching every corner of society. Everything from entertainment to travel and automobiles, alcohol and tobacco, fashion and beauty, and food and beverage was in high demand and within reach. This period opened the floodgates of buying as advertisers sought to meet the needs of a population recovering from years of rationing. This engaging collection edited by Jim Heimann dives into the frenetic, lively, and brilliant era of American life and advertising in the 1940s.
Jim Heimann is the Executive Editor for TASCHEN. A cultural anthropologist, historian, and an avid collector, he has authored numerous titles on architecture, pop culture, and the history of Los Angeles and Hollywood, including TASCHEN’s Surfing, Los Angeles. Portrait of a City, California Crazy, and the All-American Ads series.
W. R. Wilkerson III is a freelance journalist, songwriter and author of The Man Who Invented Las Vegas (Ciro’s Books, 2000). His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and USA Today, among others. Wilkerson currently resides in Southern California with his son.
All-American Ads of the 40sHardcover, 640 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8858-4Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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