Raven Malone agrees- in roller skating and in cigarettes too- Experience is the best teacher!
Roller skating with a tiara – now there is an example any young princess would want to emulate.
Raven Malone (1928-??) is featured in this ad as the voice of experience. She is touted as an expert skater, both on wheels and on ice, and is shown in a variety of impressive contortions, emphasizing her youth and health. Interestingly, Malone was not widely known for her skating. At age 19, Raven Malone was a semi-finalist (in the top 15) in the 1947 Miss America pageant as Miss New York City, but she didn’t roller skate or dance for her talent portion; instead, she sang “Put the Blame on Mame.” She had tied for first place with Miss Alabama (Peggy June Elder) in the first of three contests leading to the crown. A picture of Raven Malone posing with Miss Alabama after securing their tie can be found here: http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1106/13/1_c49f9ef3e40cbfc46ad1f6de0fc1752c.jpg. This ad targets young women who look up to Malone, as well as men who find her attractive. As Malone was only 20 years old at the time of printing, the idea that she would be an expert with “experience” is comical, but appeals to other youngsters who would like to feel as if they have experience, too.
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