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19 APRIL 2014

Battle of The Bulges! 1941

"Various shots of gorgeous 1940s glamour girls in swimsuits and high heels using exercise machines in a gym. The machines are "the latest mechanised units" of the kind that massage away lumps and bumps (supposedly) on legs, tummies and bottoms. Great footage for showing exercising machines and typical 1940s swimsuits and hairstyles. Fast swing music on soundtrack.

Final shots show the girls using a variety of exercise apparatus including exercise bike, rowing machine and a kind of rotating tombola that seems to be massaging a girl's stomach and nether regions - fancy!"

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1940s1941apparatusarchival materialBritish Pathecontraptionscultural heritageexercise apparatus • exercise cycle • exercise machine • fashion history • filmed news storiesfitness equipment • glamour girls • gym equipmentgymnasium • hairstyles • high heels • historic film • instruments of torture • keep fit machinery • keeping trim • massage away lumps and bumps • nether regions • newsreelquirky and unusual • rowing machine • short subjectssocial history • stomach • swimsuits • swimwear • swing music • titillation • tombola machine • toning machines • tummies • vibration plates • workout equipment

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Simon Perkins
29 MAY 2010

Leicestershire County Council Collections On-Line

"Collections Online is part of Heritage Services' ongoing commitment to improving access to the collections, and will continue to develop. It currently presents highlights from the following collections: Auster Aircraft, Coal Mining, Designer Fashion, Fox Hunting, Images of Harborough, NEXT, Toys and Games and the Symington Collection of Corsetry, Foundationwear and Swimwear."

(Leicestershire County Council)

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2002archaeologyarchive • Auster Aircraft • coal mining • collections • collections online • curationdatabasefashion design • foundationwear • fox hunting • gamesheritageHeritage Lottery Fund • historic • Leicestershire County Council • Market Harborough • Next Retail Ltdobjects • Open Doors • searchswimwear • Symington Collection of Corsetry • toyvisual catalogue

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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