Ad Campaign – Chen Yu Nail Polish, 1940

Fourteen mysterious oriental shades…

No mistaking the cultural stereotype in this ad.  The dragon lady nails are straight out of a Charlie Chan movie.

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7 responses to “Ad Campaign – Chen Yu Nail Polish, 1940

  1. rusty

    I actually *wore* Chen Yu yellow and green polishes back in the day!
    Nothing really *is* new under the sun–just revamped!

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  2. cody

    i have a bottle of this red ish pinkish polish, bout half full. is it worth anything? or just kinda junk

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  3. Maria

    My 92 year old mother was telling just telling me about how she wore the red Chen Yu nail polish with Chinese characters in gold in the 1940s.

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