The ‘Heebie Jeebies’

CVA 180-1636 - Darlyne Slenderizing Glamour Salon device demonstration 1950 Artray Studio

CVA 180-1636 – Darlyne Slenderizing Glamour Salon device demonstration. 1950. Artray Studio.

When I first ran across this image in the City of Vancouver Archive online images, I was inclined to be scornful. Until I remembered some of the ads I’ve seen in recent years for so-called ‘body sculpting solutions’ and a wide variety of other ‘cures’ for a couple surplus cookies. Vanity of vanities.

Darlyne Slenderizing Glamour Salon was located at 1009 Nelson – adjacent to First Baptist Church (where FBC’s parking lot is today).

 

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2 Responses to The ‘Heebie Jeebies’

  1. Is it vanity alone? What about the female body being a never-ending site of marketing and social scrutiny?

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