The Most Deceptive Ads In The History Of Advertising
The "life size inflatable doll" ads of 1971 promised so much, but delivered so little.
"Dress her up, and let her serve."
Friend, I'd like to introduce you to "Judy," The Love Maid.
She's "life-like in every detail."
What was that? Eh, no, these are not photos of the actual Love Maid, but they are photos of the actual live model from which the doll was fashioned.
Judy is "a product of experimentation and brain-storming—feels smooth and almost too human."
And for a mere four dollars more, you'll receive the Love Maid's wardrobe, including "ultra-feminine sleep attire for the long warm night ahead."
"Over 100,000 persons" now own Judy, who is "not scared of the water. Judy's not scared of anything." (Well that statement at least is true).
$8.95 got you the "Deluxe Model."
Three more ads in this campaign below.
Read that award-winning copy, above.
"...both girls seem almost to breathe as they faithfully await your commands."
But, for the first time I sense possible fraud, because this Judy London Doll does NOT look at all like the Judy London Doll above, wigs aside.
Put your fingers down, creep.
OK, so in this ad, "Judy" is talking to me.
Copy highlight: "My young body is made of the softest, fleshiest vinyl..."
Note: You could also order the "Susan Negro Doll."
Seriously, this was some brilliant copywriting.
Amazing line from above ad: "Around the house, I'll be the ideal burglar deterrent; prowlers will see that someone is home — me."