Friday, December 19, 2008

Food Ads

Mona Lisa often lends her image to food ads -- in these two, she helped out with contests for trips to Italy. I've often mentioned my amusement at Mona Lisa's appearances as a food advertiser. I don't think I've posted these before.


4 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I think it's hilarious that Mona Lisa appears in ads for Italian food, when she lives in France!

Mae Travels said...

Yes. She also advertises a lot of products that were not available to her during her lifetime, like chocolate and coffee. I've discussed this in earlier posts.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Yikes... what will they think of next? The olives for the hair are inspiring, though.

Mae Travels said...

When it comes to Mona Lisa, they have really thought of a lot of things, Jen. She specialized in computer ads for a time, she's done a lot of food, she's on an incredible number of book covers ... I've been collecting Mona Lisa stuff for years and years. These 2 ads are not particularly recent.