Friday, January 22, 2010

Two must have 1930's books!

For the healthy body and mind..
'No More Alibis', circa 1934 guide to healthy living from Madame Sylvia of Hollywood. This book teaches the 1930's girl all she needs to know... from minimizing breast size, dressing body defects, gaining or losing weight where needed, to acquiring poise, grace and overcoming nervousness, plus plenty more besides!

exercise 1930's style... in heels of course!;)

...And for the debaucherous souls
'Bawdy Ballads and Lusty Lyrics, a curious collection of somewhat salty classics, seldom sung in Sunday school'. Edited by John Henry Johnson, circa 1935.

Chapter II 'Gin & Sin' excerpt by Eugene Field
He is not drunk who, from the floor,

Can rise again and drink some more;

But he is drunk who prostrate lies,

And cannot drink or cannot rise.

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