The Capri brand name first appeared in the 1950s as "Capri Rainbows", but the name was taken over by Brown & Williamson of Louiseville Kentucky, who first released a little known batch of Menthol-only regular cigs (attached) in the mid 1960s, before the brand faded away. Brown & Williamson relaunched the product in 1987 as the Worlds First Superslim cigarette, to compete with slim cigs aimed at women, like Virginia Slims. All the famous ads appeared in the late 1980s.
Brown & Williamson merged with R.J. Reynolds in 2004, who still produce the product today. They are mainly available in the USA, but also in Switzerland, Belarus, Russia, Germany (where the brand is known as "Caprice" due to a trademark issue), Brazil, Costa Rica and Japan, and are available only in flip-top boxes.