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How To Be A Woman (Classic Educational Shorts Volume 2) (1948-1982)

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Editorial Reviews

As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development lessons that were not always being taught at home. To the teacher uncomfortable with such topics, classroom films were a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail (Growing Girls) or through puzzling symbolism (The Wonders of Reproduction, produced by the Moody Institute of Science). Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills (You re the Judge, starring a young Bonnie Franklin), to self-defense (Attack) and how to appear more pleasing to others (Improve Your Personality). Often corny, sometimes frightening, these cinematic life lessons curated and introduced by Skip Elsheimer, founder of the A/V Geeks educational film archive provide a fascinating window to the hopes and fears of parents and educators in mid-century America.

FILMS:

You re Growing Up (Bailey Films) 1955 Color 10 Min.

The Wonders of Reproduction (Moody Institute) 1958 Color 11 Min.

Let s Make a Sandwich (American Gas Assoc.) 1950 Color 4 Min.

Why Study Home Economics? (Centron) 1955 B&W 10 Min.

As Others See Us (Social Science Films) 1953 Color 10 Min.

Growing Girls (Film Producers Guild) 1949 B&W 12 Min.

Improve Your Personality (Coronet) 1951 B&W 10 Min.

Pattern for Smartness (Hartley Productions) 1948 Color 18 Min.

Girls Are Better Than Ever (Douglas Film Ind.) 1967 Color 13 Min.

You re the Judge (Crisco) Circa 1960s Color 18 Min.

Worth Waiting For (Brigham Young University) 1962 Color 27 Min.

Saying No: A Few Words to Young Women About Sex (Crommie & Crommie) 1982 Color 16 Min.

Attack (Taft Broadcasting) 1966 B&W 14 Min.

BONUS FEATURES:

Redbook... Eighteen to Thirty-Four! (J.E.G. Hess) 1977 Color 9 Min.

The Joy of Living With Fragrance (Avon) Circa 1960s Color 13 Min.

Interview with A/V Geeks founder Skip Elsheimer

Special Features

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Product Details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 195 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002HROHIU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,803 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Yes , there are a lot of funny things from previous decades in these educational films . I would think this would be an excellent disc to play at a large gathering or party . It's a very stimulating conversation prompter . As a huge fan of fiction films from previous decades i feel this is an absolutely fascinating glimpse at clothing , hairstyles , posture , conduct , screen writing and so on from these times past . I don't know if it'll be you're thing but you certainly owe yourself at least a rental if curious . Strongly recommended .
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These "health" films from my childhood were a blast from the past, to say the least. It is amazing how much women have progressed in their lifestyles and roll in the family. This was totally enjoyed as well by my daughter, who is 28. It was a real cultural eyeopener for her. I recommend the companion films on "How to be a Man", especially to compare the differences between how boys and girls were raised. Good for a laugh and a peek at how things were. I highly recommend these to anyone with a penchant for nostalgia!
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These releases by Kino DVD is eye opening perfect for the lover of retro, vintage and old-school reality. I laughed and roared with humor seeing these old films. Priceless product. Worth ever red cent. Hilarious and most of all a great trip into the past.
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This collection of old educational films can be funny and bothersome at the same time. In some cases I found I was learning WAY more than I really needed to. Still, a good product and well worth watching.
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