Last minute geek

last minute tech news from around the net

You are here: English BoingBoing ibag A 1930 news reel about a nutty weight loss contraption, starring Pesco's grandmother

A 1930 news reel about a nutty weight loss contraption, starring Pesco's grandmother

User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
My grandmother Sophie Pescovitz died when I was 2-years-old so I was blown away to see her in these outtakes from a crazy 1930 newsreel in which she demonstrates a bizarre "weight loss" machine! Bubbie Sophie says with a wink, "Won't my husband love me now when I get home? You know, they like them thin!" "Stout ladies try weight reduction" (Moving Image Research Collections at University of South Carolina, thanks cousin Irene Lilien!)

Read all
Comment Policy:
We pre-moderate any comments and welcome all kinds of thoughts, supportive, dissenting, critical or otherwise. We delete or censor comments that are:

* abusive
* off-topic
* contain personal attacks, or against any company or organization
* promote hate of any kind
* use excessively foul language
* is blatantly spam or advertising

We do not discriminate based on the person who is posting, and we never censor comments for political or ideological reasons. We never delete an appropriate comment because we disagree with its viewpoint or ideology, and we never publish an inappropriate comment because we agree with or support its viewpoint or ideology.


Attention spammers: we manually approve all comments. Spamming and blatant advertising will NOT be published on this site and is deleted immediately, you've been warned, do not waste your time here.

Add comment

Security code
Refresh