June & Cigarettes

This comes from the cartoon page of Carnival Magazine in the 1960’s (Unknown date).  It shows June in a see through bikini or underwear set, including a baby doll holding a cigarette.  

What is interesting about this shot is the wide acceptance of posing with cigarettes in the 1960’s in magazines of this type.  I’ve come across many other similar shots where the model is posing smoking or holding a cigarette and have several of June in the 60’s and 70’s holding cigarette’s in formally posed shots as well as snapshots.  I know attitudes towards smoking have changed over the years as we realized what it does to your health, but it still seems strange seeing June and models posing with them! 

June was a smoker throughout most of her career and life, so there are many more examples of her smoking in images, so this is filed under ‘June Smoking’ as I publish other examples later.
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