Shadowgraph measures beauty

It's interesting that they always have the contestants stand at a slight angle. You'd think it would be easier to have them stand facing the shadowgraph, in order to standardize the measurements.

Minneapolis Star - July 25, 1939





Chicago Tribune - July 24, 1939



Bristol Daily Courier - July 27, 1939

Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 20, 2017
Category: Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, 1930s





Comments
Fake News to sell the article as measurements would surely have been at 0 degrees and 90 degrees. Bet it stopped as the good looking got leaned in at to be measured with closer intent and then the parrallax effect gave them smaller numbers which made the "better broads" lose points and THAT was not the intent. Eh?
Posted by John on 10/20/17 at 10:09 AM
Step right up for the peep show!
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 10/20/17 at 01:23 PM
So what's with the ankle width measurement? Is there something going on there I should know about?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/21/17 at 11:19 AM
And of course, this was also used to measure men, right?
Posted by Brian in Denial on 10/21/17 at 10:10 PM