Sunday, June 15, 2008

Manikin Cigars commercial with Caroline Munro

Rudyard Kipling may have famously stipulated that a woman was only a woman, but a good cigar was a smoke, but for Manikin Cigars a cigar is only a phallic symbol that needs to sensually be lit by an unidentified smoker, but the woman is a very young Caroline Munro running around with machete in what appears to be a tropical jungle scene in skimpy clothes that she gradually removes before jumping into a little lake.

In a lot of ways this little 25 second clip shows her at her most revealing. Though of course advertising standards had to be adhered to, it is still clear that she really discards off her top even though we only get to see her topless from behind or the side. She also shows off the tiniest crack of her bum when jumping into the pool.

Sheer enjoyment indeed!

(I would like to thank Chrissy and Mike from my Caroline Munro Yahoo group who discovered this previously ultra rare video and made it more easily accessible for me before I had a chance to put in on YouTube.)

5 comments:

coco said...

Hi,can anyone help with the name and artist of the tune for the advert.I used to have it and would like to find it again.Cheers

Robert J.E. Simpson said...

If I'm not mistaken, isn't that John Carson doing the voice over... a positive Kronos reunion....

Marty Hopkirk said...

All that is needed now is to find her other Manikin advert where she is riding a horse (if my memory serves me well). I seem to remember she shared two adverts each with Viv Neves.

Marty Hopkirk said...

Come to think of it, the second source for that video on Youtube also includes tantalisingly small clips from the other Manikin adverts from the early 70s so there must be a source somewhere that people are tapping into. Not only are they in colour but the clips include the name and ad agency info.

Anonymous said...

The music is called "Travelling Lady" by Manfred Mann