Item #CL197-91 727’s, A New Height In Styling [Raoul Merton Shoes]
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727’s, A New Height In Styling [Raoul Merton Shoes]

c1964. Colour process lithograph, 48.8 x 75cm. Repaired missing portions and tears, pinholes, slight scuffing. Linen-backed.

Text includes “727’s by Raoul Merton feature jet age styling in the latest shapes and all the newest in masculine colours. ‘Of comfort you’re certain when you wear Raoul Merton.’ 109 shillings, 11 pence. C.J. International Footwear Industries Ltd.” Image includes an Ansett-ANA Boeing 727.

The comedy duo Bert Newton and Graham Kennedy frequently advertised Raoul Merton shoes on the TV show In Melbourne Tonight; the two “fronted hundreds of comedic advertisements for the shoe brand in the ensuing years, making the Melbourne-made product among the show’s best known.” Ref: NFSA.

Item #CL197-91

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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