1952 Ad - LIBBEY GLASS 'Circus' Hostess Sets  (w/ price) - feat. Betty Hutton

This is a genuine original magazine advertisement from a 1952 issue of LIFE.

This full-colour, dated Libbey Glass ad features a cartoon illustration of a circus parade with a photo of Hollywood star Betty Hutton in the lead. The parade floats are carrying one of each of the five sizes available in "this colossal collection of colorful, chip-defying, thinly-blown party glasses." The original retail price of this "complete matched beverage set designed by the one and only Freda Diamond" was $3.50 for "8 of one shape, boxed" (see inset picture in lower left corner).

These colourful glasses, bearing images of various circus performers and animals, were a promotional product tie-in for "The Greatest Show On Earth" movie. Betty Hutton played Holly, the aerialist, in the Cecil B. DeMille-directed Paramount Pictures production.

Many vintage ads can act as "time capsules", reflecting the styles and sensibilities of a particular era.

This LARGE 1950s advert measures 10 1/4" x 14" (approx.). The image of this piece of advertising memorabilia / ephemera has been accommodated completely by a large-format scanner. This Fifties print ad is in very good condition and is eminently suitable for framing.

Item ID: 22099-19


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1952 Ad - LIBBEY GLASS 'Circus' Hostess Sets (w/ price) - feat. Betty Hutton

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