Joltin’ Joe

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I’d never seen this ad before. My new KU magazines are filled with cigarette ads. I’m not on an anti-smoking propaganda campaign here; I’m just sharing the interesting ads.

However, it did contribute to DiMaggio’s demise. DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998, for lung cancer surgery. He returned to his Florida home on January 19, 1999, where he died on March 8. His last words were, “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.” (wikipedia)

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16 comments

  1. “Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio?” Did the Camels get him? Interesting that they were trumpeting the fact that Camels had less nicotine than others. I always found it strange that sports heroes smoked and no one thought a thing of it.

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  2. His last words were, “I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.”

    Wonderful.
    Joe truly did love Marilyn. And he loved her for who she was, not for who she pretended to be for the masses.

    Great Post Kerbey.

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  3. KU=Kansas University? Funny to have cigarette ads, but again think of the ads we have now our children will scoff at someday. All the wireless, etc stuff. The laptop on my lap.

    Topic change: Have you ever watched Eureka? Found it on netflix, and like it. Though it gives me nightmares–kind of freaky.

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    • “Not one single case of throat irritation,” just lung irritation. I’ve seen many ads about the T Zone and celebs endorsing them, but not all of these. It looks like most of those docs are already in their 70s in those ads, reaching life expectancy–even after all that smoking. Makes you wonder how many ENTs today smoke. Surely some must?

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