Glorify Yourself

According to Hollywood "figure experts" back in 1939, this one exercise would have any woman looking like a starlet in no time:

"Sit or stand erect with arms up — elbows bent, hands in front of you at chest level with fingertips touching. Now, without putting any strain on muscles of the arms, lightly press fingertips together. When you are doing this correctly, you can see the pectoral muscles expand with pressure of fingertips against fingertips. Do the exercise 40 times a minute for two minutes every day. At the end of two months, according to Mr. Davies, you no longer will be flat-chested." [Pittsburgh Press - Apr 6, 1939]
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 11, 2013
     Category: Exercise and Fitness | 1930s

It's Penelope Pitstop! 😊

I wouldn't exactly call her a movie star; her roles were generally one step above being a prop.

Her brilliance was in providing the voice for iconic cartoon characters -- PP, Judy Jetson, Mrs. Slaghoople, and many others. She really gave the characters life!

As such, her ... development, shall we say, depended more on the twirl of the artist's brush rather than any exercises she did.
Posted by Phideuax on 10/11/13 at 10:48 AM
I once dated a girl who told me that young girls will do this while chanting, "We must, we must, we must increase our bust!"

I wasn't sure if she was joking or not.
Posted by KDP on 10/11/13 at 11:25 AM
@KDP. She wasn't joking. The version I heard growing up (I had 3 sisters!)was "We must, we must, we must build up our bust!"
Posted by tadchem on 10/11/13 at 11:30 AM
I think she would be better of practicing doing other things with her hands near her mouth if she really wants a man.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/11/13 at 05:45 PM
KDP and taadchem: That's only half of it. "We must, we must, we must increase our bust! The tighter the sweater, the bigger the better, the boys are counting on us!"
Posted by ScoutC on 10/11/13 at 06:09 PM
Sorry about the extra "a" tadchem!
Posted by ScoutC on 10/11/13 at 06:10 PM
I don't need that!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/11/13 at 06:39 PM
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