Slimming Down the Old Way

All women have to do to slim down is SHAKE IT!

Or.... is there a more sinister reason for all these machines?

     Posted By: Expat47 - Mon Apr 30, 2012
     Category: 1940s | Women

That did not look like fun, in fact it looked like you'd come away with some bruises. Also, what's with the close up of the lady's boobs? who were they really marketing this to?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/01/12 at 01:42 AM
Back in '47, when this clip was made, women still knew their place and had to get their hubby's approval before exposing themselves in such an unseemly manner.

Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/01/12 at 01:59 AM
The narration gives a hint, patty. Sort of like one of those high school hygiene films about how the opposite sex works.

As I watched I thought of a DEVO video for "Satisfaction".
Posted by KDP on 05/01/12 at 12:17 PM
It looks like you'd have a lot more than just "some" bruises, patty. Although the vibrating belt may have made it worth while. I liked the sinister closeup at the end, of Miss Chester's Class.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 05/01/12 at 01:27 PM
I remember seeing those butt-belt-jiggly machines in the department stores when I was little. I always wanted to try one --- the movies made them look so fun(ny). They would have jiggled my head right off my neck, the height I was.
Posted by ScoutC on 05/02/12 at 05:57 PM
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