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After Dark used to be in Playboy.

Not that I would expect you to know that ..

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 10, 2007 3:51 PM

Why is the word tar in quotation marks?

Posted by huh | December 10, 2007 3:52 PM

Smoking kicks ass.

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 10, 2007 3:53 PM

Have you never looked through an old magazine before?

Posted by twee | December 10, 2007 3:55 PM

@2 that implies it doesn't exist

Posted by vooodooo84 | December 10, 2007 4:01 PM

Isn't the Stranger wall-to-wall cigarette ads...?

Posted by Peter | December 10, 2007 4:04 PM

Wouldn't a cigarette be yelling "Suck me! Suck me!" instead? I don't smoke regularly, and the only cigs I've ever tasted were clove cigarettes. They taste like ham...hmmmm ham...

Posted by madscntst | December 10, 2007 4:04 PM

What a tasty cravat.

Posted by laterite | December 10, 2007 4:08 PM

Was everyone high on coke yet in 1971, or was this ad the product of psychedelics?

Posted by Mittens Schrodinger | December 10, 2007 4:18 PM

Because it isn't actually tar. It's tar-like.

My ma used to smoke Dorals around this time period.

Posted by Fnarf | December 10, 2007 4:20 PM

"After Dark" was a very, very, very gay magazine that was supposed to be covering the New York performing arts scene but was just an excuse to print nearly nude pictures of Broadway chorus boys and dancers, eager young actors and coy male prostitute types. It was the "Out" magazine of its day, (the 70's) and every young gay man had a copy or two hidden somewhere in his bedroom, probably next to his "International Male" catalog.

I'm sure After Dark DID have cigarette ads, but I'm thinking that all the pictures of nubile young male dancers, (mainly hairless) and their bulgy tights caused Dan to sublimate his oral urges in an entirely different way than taking up cigarettes.

Posted by michael strangeways | December 10, 2007 4:26 PM

oh, and young gay men DID read Playboy, but only the "Sex in Cinema" issue where there would be at least a couple pictures of naked guys. That's where I got my first glimpse of Harry Reems. (I'm guessing that Mr Savage's first sighting of the extremely hirsute Mr Reems, caused a strong gagging reflex...)

Posted by michael strangeways | December 10, 2007 4:29 PM

Well, the Sex in Cinema was the best section - at least in the stash of old Playboys my step-dad had.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 10, 2007 4:34 PM

Thanks a lot, now I need to go buy a carton of Dorals.

Posted by Impressionable | December 10, 2007 4:52 PM

This is nothing. You should see the commercials sponsoring Judy Garland's TV show from the '63-'64 TV season. When it's not General Mills it's some tobacco company or cigarette maker.

Posted by Michigan Matt | December 10, 2007 5:12 PM

FNARF Wrote:
"My ma used to smoke Dorals around this time period."

One suspects you were too even if you never held a cigarette in your hand at that period in life. In our household,
Kent was the preferred brand......a really nasty odor. I can still recall the that odious smell.

--- Jensen

Posted by Jensen Interceptor | December 10, 2007 7:31 PM

Everyone in this comment thread is bigoted against Smoker-Americans. TO THE SMOKOSPHERE!

Posted by Kiru Banzai | December 10, 2007 10:12 PM

1971 was right after cigarette commercials were banned from television. The cartoon strip presented in Playboy was probably taken directly from the storyboard they had planned for a TV commercial. As soon as I saw the "taste me, taste me" in the cartoon I remembered what it sounded like when I saw the Doral commercials on TV as a child.

Posted by Ed | December 11, 2007 3:35 AM

Yeah,Dan ,what the hell was wrong with you? Doral is th shit.

Posted by lawrence clark | December 11, 2007 4:24 AM

Today (12/11) I have 26 day smoke free under my belt!

Posted by Mike in MO | December 11, 2007 5:54 AM

it's an ADDICTION, not a habit.

Posted by hair splitter | December 11, 2007 8:48 AM

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