National Geographic : 1972 Jun
When Broadway Babies packed the Palace, a great ungainly pen wrote the notes for Stage-Door Johnnys. Big Red writes again Good time Charlies in opera hats. Cuties and hoofers and tootsies, all Flapper-wrapped. Broadway. As bright and beautiful as an opening night. And there in the midst of Times Square and Nowhere an unbright, unbeautiful, incredibly cumbersome orange-red pen did its bit to get the nation's show on the road. Big Red: the Parker Duofold. Throughout the Decade that Roared he took it all in and put it all down. He did it fast and he did it easy, and he seemed to hold more ink than a rumble seat could. As a matter of fact, Big Red was owned more, gifted more, and valued more than any other pen of his day. But things happen. And before you could say, "She was only a cab-driver's daughter, but oh, you auto meet her," the good old days were the sleek new days. Vaudeville was gone and so was Big Red. He was just too big to fit in. But now, because America has rediscovered so many joys of those flaming days, Big Red writes again! Sure, we've updated him. He now comes with a soft tip that jazzes up your writing. Or a ball point that writes on and on. Then on and on some more. And he fills and refills in four show-stopping colors. But on the outside he's still the same Big Red, that wonderful, lovable good old All-American handful of pen. Big Red costs only $5. Two dollars less than forty years ago. And that makes him just about the best gift idea since two tickets EQUAL to the Palace. WRITES FOR WOMEN! 4 PARKER SWorld's most wanted pens 1972 THEPARKERPENCOMPANY,JANESVILLE,WISCONSIN,U.S.A.