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

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 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 on 10/21/17 at 11:19 AM
And of course, this was also used to measure men, right?
Posted by Brian on 10/21/17 at 10:10 PM
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