Why Doesn’t Cathy Eat Breakfast? (1972)

In this short film, brought to us by the Dairy Council, a young girl named Cathy is asked why she doesn't eat breakfast. Though the question is asked and the answer is guessed at throughout the film, we never actually find out why Cathy doesn't eat breakfast. How thoroughly maddening! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rBmxBAUce0 We do see tons … Continue reading Why Doesn’t Cathy Eat Breakfast? (1972)

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Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Six: Appropriateness for Type and Occasion

Last week, we learned all about colour in Chapter Five: How to Know and Select Color from Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home." This week, we will be learning how to dress, in Chapter Six: Appropriateness for Type and Occasion. I always love reading chapters like these in my vintage sewing books, … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Six: Appropriateness for Type and Occasion

The Best Made Plans (1956)

Oh, the 1950's, when people (hilariously) sat through 21 minute long advertisements for Saran Wrap, of all things! Imagine being the actress in this, having to act so thrilled by plastic wrap! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ25PmAxcw4 I have to say, I much prefer these ridiculously kitschy old advertisements to today's never ending, all consuming, follow-you-everywhere commercials! At least … Continue reading The Best Made Plans (1956)

Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Five: How to Know and Select Color

Last week, we learned about design, with a lesson called "Design, Its Need and Use." This week, we will be learning all about colour with Dulcie Godlove Donovan's "The Mode in Dress and Home", in Chapter Five: How to Know and Select Color. This lesson includes full colour illustrations - very exciting! There is something … Continue reading Let’s Take 1930’s Home Economics Together! Chapter Five: How to Know and Select Color