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Body Care and Grooming (1947)

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This educational film emphasizes the importance of good grooming and personal hygiene habits. Clothes should always appear clean and neat, and should be appropriate to the classroom setting... See full summary »

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This educational film emphasizes the importance of good grooming and personal hygiene habits. Clothes should always appear clean and neat, and should be appropriate to the classroom setting. (Inappropriate dress makes you uncomfortable and conspicuous, not a good thing!) The functions of the skin are examined in scientific detail. Methods for cleaning the skin are demonstrated. Besides maintaining skin and body health, good grooming habits will help you "fit in" in various social situations, and may even help a gal attract a boyfriend! Written by yortsnave

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If this is the unkempt look, I'll take her!
31 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe being born in the 1960's has something to do with it, but this movie's ideas about what's attractive vs. unattractive as well as other movies like it always give me reasons to scoff. Regardless of this, some ephemeral films of this period are just too easy to make fun of. While the cast of MST3K easily ripped this movie to pieces, we can just as soon do this ourselves.

According to an uncensored version of what the narrator is trying to tell us, Spring is a time when young college men start thinking of boning beautiful women. But suddenly behind three typical 1940's college girls is something that isn't supposed to exist; A girl with medium-length straight hair, apparently no make-up, a supposedly frumpy skirt, and one sagging sock. Oh, no! We can't have that in 1947! Well, maybe THEY can't, but if she walked up to me, I'd have to struggle not to take her up to my dorm room. Yes, she could use a mini-skirt, but those won't exist for another 16-20 years.

Now we see her as a typical 40's girl with her hair pushed back with a barrette, some make-up, more than likely typical colors of the period, and apparently another outfit.

The rest of the movie is a lame lecture on basic grooming that kids should've known way back in elementary school. Yawn! I'm sure kids of that period trashed this movie even way back then. Honestly, what was supposedly so wrong with those shoes that one girl was wearing? Other than that, I really don't know what else I can say about this that hasn't been said before.


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