When a girl, or a cigarette, is blessed by nature, a new star rises and fast.
This Old Gold ad compares the rise in popularity of its cigarettes to the rise in popularity of British-born American actress Dorothy MacKaill (1903-1990). Like many female stars of the day, she made her first splash in the Ziegfeld Follies. Then, in 1920, she left the stage for the big screen, where she began taking leading lady roles as early as 1924 at the age of 21. A few years after this ad was printed, she endorsed Lucky Strikes in 1932. In 1935, she would star opposite Humphrey Bogart in the Columbia Pictures film “Love Affair.” At the age of 87 MacKaill passed away from kidney failure in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she had lived for many years.
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