09 May 2011

An Evening With Muriel

Another completely random flea market find...
A contact sheet of four shots which appear to be stills from the production of a 1970s discotheque-themed commercial for Muriel Cigars.  I'm guessing that "Muriel" was the name of the singer/dancer/model/actress/whatever being featured in the advert as the font in the neon set piece shown here is the same style as the product's packaging at this time.
It is interesting to note that no one is smoking in any of the production stills.  Though the television advertisement of cigarettes was verboten by this time, for some reason, commercials for cigars were deemed broadcast-worthy.