Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Mrs. Miniver Rose"

Illustration by Eric
For the red of the flowers in her hat, for the red on her lips and nails - a new shade, the "Mrs. Miniver Rose" lipstick and nail polish from Revlon.  A new Fall hat from Lilly Dache. 

Mrs. Miniver, a 1942 William Wyler film starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, was based on the fictional English housewife created by Jan Struther in 1937 for a series of newspaper columns.  The WWII based drama won 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actress.

1942 Ad for Revlon's
"Mrs. Miniver Rose"
"In the impersonal stillness of a motion picture theatre, we in America have met Mrs. Miniver and loved her completely.  And like the gentle old station-master who grew the beautiful Mrs. Miniver Rose and said, so staunchly, "There'll always be roses," we at Revlon know there'll always be women like Mrs. Miniver.  And so, we christen our proud new color of nail enamel and lipstick the "Mrs. Miniver Rose" a small, shining tribute to gallant women the whole world over."

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