The beautiful woman who modeled for artist McClelland Barclay's glamorous Lucky Strike ad pictured below, wasn't Miss America. Atlantic City's famed beauty pageant wasn't held 1928 through 1932, but that didn't stop The American Tobacco Company from taking advantage of the popular contest. This striking advertisement was a "thank you" to American women for helping to make Lucky Strike Cigarettes the US's best selling cigarette in 1931. McClelland Barclay (1891-1943) was a popular illustrator whose paintings of handsome men and gorgeous chiffon-clothed women were often used as the covers of The Saturday Evening Post and The Country Gentleman magazines. This talented artist and naval officer died during World War Two when a Japanese torpedo sank the ship that he was aboard.

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