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Tupperware! 

This is about the origins of Tupperware in Massachusetts.

Director:

Laurie Kahn (as Laurie Kahn-Leavitt)

Writers:

Laurie Kahn (as Laurie Kahn-Leavitt), Laurie Kahn (as Laurie Kahn-Leavitt)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Kathy Bates ... Narrator (voice)
Karen MacDonald ... Brownie Wise (voice)
Will Le Bow Will Le Bow ... Earl Tupper (voice)
Brownie Wise Brownie Wise ... Self (archive footage)
Brownie Wise Brownie Wise ... Self (archive footage)
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Tupperware! tells the remarkable story of Earl Silas Tupper, an ambitious but reclusive small-town inventor, and Brownie Wise, the self-taught sales-woman who built him an empire out of bowls that burped. Brownie was an intuitive marketing genius who trained a small army of Tupperware Ladies to put on Tupperware parties in living rooms across America in the 1950s. She rewarded her sales force with minks and modern appliances at extravagant annual jubilees which the company filmed. her saleswomen earned thousands, even millions, selling Tupperware. And the experience changed their lives. Written by Laurie Kahn

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TV-G

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Interesting documentary.
30 October 2003 | by FreedByFictionSee all my reviews

I just saw this film at the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) Film Festival and I found it to be an interesting testament to '50s society and women's social status in that period. The interviews are great (some hilarious) and the stock footage is fascinating enough to make the humble subject of the history of Tupperware an enjoyable watch. The director answered questions after the screening and she is definitely a documentary master.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Massachusetts, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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