Friday, August 16, 2013

Let Them Drink Pepsi

One of the more memorable advertisements to utilize Marie Antoinette's popular (though incorrect) image as the queen who said "Let them eat cake!" was a 1969 Coca-Cola ad which spun a clever twist on the legend. (I recently featured this advertisement in a post about the usage of Marie Antoinette in advertising--the full post can be viewed here.)

But did Marie Antoinette really say "Let them drink Coke?" Despite Coca-Cola's convincing history, this 1950s Pepsi-Cola Marie Antoinette inspired-advertisement begs to differ...

I wonder how many retro drink advertisements used Marie Antoinette or a Marie Antoinette inspiration! "Let Them Sip Sprite," anyone?

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