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Signs of the Times

The mark of a good magazine is variety - so here are Mars bars, netball and an ageing but fully functioning Fanny.

Advert 1948 5 mins


Adverts are some of the most revealing signs of their times, capturing the hopes and desires of their era in compact juicy nuggets. Wallace Publicity’s long-running magazine style cinema series was in many ways a forerunner of commercial television, bookending the feature content with ads that paid the bills and often proved more punchy and entertaining.