Betty Furness for Westinghouse

The weirdest thing about this commercial is the incredibly tiny waist of almost 40-year-old Betty Furness. I can't take my eyes off it.

NOTE: the first video runs slow, at least for me. Best to let it download entirely before hitting play.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 06, 2022
     Category: Body | Domestic | Television | Advertising | 1950s | Women | Natural Wonders

In today's dollars, that $17.95 iron would be close to $200. That TV would be over $2500 (slightly more in limed oak).
Posted by ges on 11/06/22 at 10:59 AM
Either she had a killer workout routine or one hell of a girdle…

What amazes me about these 1950s commercials is how long and verbose they were. I feel like I’ve learned a lot about irons and televisions (and yes, that first one lagged for me).
Posted by Brian on 11/07/22 at 02:02 PM
Some people are born with extremely tiny waists, like Violet Chachki, the winner of 7th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. However, like a supermodel in 4 in high heels, Violet Chachki does wear a girdle.
Posted by Yudith on 11/08/22 at 06:36 AM
Actually, everyone is born with a small waist.
Posted by ges on 11/08/22 at 08:02 AM
Wasn't that Alice Kramden at the beginning using the 'wrong' iron?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 11/08/22 at 08:10 AM

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