Here at Etsy, we believe that the story behind an object is often just as fascinating as the object itself. Short Stories is our series dedicated to telling the tales behind extraordinary pieces found or created by Etsy sellers.
When I was growing up, we didn’t have a television, so I used to go my friend’s house. This was in the very early days of television, and there was a cigarette commercial I remember well; I think it was Pall Mall cigarettes, as this was in the early 1950s. I just thought that commercial was the epitome of sophistication and joie de vivre. I just loved the blocky shape of the dancing cigarette pack and the legs underneath. I had no idea that it referred to chorus girls.
To add to the joke of these earrings, I made one of the girls dancing out of step.
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