This late Forties article explored the post-W.W. II consumer culture and a new sales pitch that the high priests of mass media had recently discovered that was guaranteed to move the merchandise right out the door every time - it was called sex appeal:
"Always there was the secret whisper of sex. For women it was, 'Be lovely, be loved, don't grow old, be exciting'... For men it was, 'Be successful, make everyone know that your successful, how can you get women if your not successful?'"
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From Amazon: Sex in Our Changing World