Vintage 1950's Ivory Snow Laundry Dish Detergent Large Size Full Box | eBay....where did this product go? I used to wash vintage linens in this, and of course we were Ivory Snow babies.
Although the identity of the baby pictured on the original 1970s Ivory Snow laundry detergent box is not known, it is commonly (though incorrectly) believed to be the famous porn actress, Marilyn Chambers. In fact, Marilyn Chambers was featured on the box as the young mother holding the baby.
Marilyn Chambers was born Marilyn Ann Briggs on 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island. When was casting about for an image of fresh-faced young lady to use on boxes of Ivory Snow laundry detergent in the early 1970s, they selected the now-iconic photograph of Marilyn Chambers posing as a loving young mother holding a bright-eyed, adorable baby. That photo became synonymous with the much-touted purity of the product (99 44/100% pure, according to the company), a circumstance that proved ironically embarrassing for when they learned that the New York model whose picture now represented their product had since moved to San Francisco and turned her hand (and other assorted body parts) to the making of porn films. She became an instant hit with her appearance in the 1972 porn classic , a film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a standing ovation. Earlier in her fledgling career, she’d had a small part as Robert Klein’s girlfriend in the 1970 film and had also appeared in a 1971’s . But from on, most of her onscreen work was in the adult film industry.
Chambers who was born Marilyn Ann Briggs, made 16 XXX movies from 1972 to 1986 after having modeled as a young mother on the cover of Ivory Snow laundry detergent.