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The Wonderful World of Tupperware (1965)

| Short | 1965 (USA)
Tupperware is the brand name of a series of plastic food storage products for the home. Tupperware is designed to keep food flavor and odor inside the container. The design of products goes... See full summary »

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(as George J. Yarbrough)
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Russ Blair ...
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Anita Bryant ...
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Johnny Desmond ...
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Tupperware is the brand name of a series of plastic food storage products for the home. Tupperware is designed to keep food flavor and odor inside the container. The design of products goes through a rigorous approval process resulting in a prototype which is used for engineering specifications. Metal molds are then designed, constructed and shipped to the various Tupperware manufacturing plants around the world. Tupperware is dependent on the petroleum industry, as plastics are a byproduct of the petroleum industry. Synthetic plastics came into being during WWII with the shortage of natural resources. Although the plastics used go through their own quality control upon purchase, they too undergo quality control tests by Tupperware. The combination of plastics are chosen for their meltability, weight and specific gravity. The molding machines are overseen by both an operator and a preventative maintenance team. The final products go through quality control tests to ensure proper seal,... Written by Huggo

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This cannot be 1959 because the Canadian flag flying at the Tupperware plant in Quebec is the one adopted in February 1965. See more »

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Blues in the Night
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Anita Bryant with custom lyrics
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Sexist
25 September 2016 | by (Columbus, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Sexist. Men running most machines. Women inspecting finished product. Women party plan. Machine men must have made lots more $$$$$$ than lowly female inspectors.

Party plan: Housewives indeed. Married to their homes. Homemaker not used much yet. Women cooked and preserved food. Men just ate, belched, passed gas and complained. Did Dad babysit while Mama was at the party? No. He didn't know how. He was out bowling with the boys, er, really out cavorting with hookers from the bowling alley.

Was the head of Tupperware jealous of sharing his company leadership with a female executive of the era (an anomaly, I know)? (Not in this film, but still ... ). Probably so. Maybe he figured she should stay at home and be another unhappy little wifey.

Pressure was put upon women to not just attend Tupperware parties, but to spend tons of money there. Plus, the more products a "housewife" (read 'slave') purchased, the more free gifts she could get. I have a giant green genu-wine Tupperware bowl I got several decades ago (new; not thrift shop). It's still around. I used it for a dog watering bowl.

Tupperware's white bowls get old-looking, yellow/gray and dirty-looking; not at all attractive.

Some cheaper store-bought storage containers work almost as well. Dollar store knockoffs aren't so bad, either.

1950s: Mother attended Stanley Home Parties. You could get a free metal ashtray by attending, or maybe it was a cheap prize for winning one of those dumb party word games.

This film: Mustang car not around in 1959. Neither was Hello Dolly, as someone said. Jerry Lewis guy, indeed. Did he and Anita Bryant each get a new Mustang, or even a lifetime supply of Tupperware?


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