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Gettin' Glamour (1946)

Approved | | Short, Comedy | 2 February 1946 (USA)
Profiles the troubles of the average woman and her makeup.


Philip W. Anderson (as Philip Anderson)


Sylvia J. Weston (original story), Joe Ansen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice) (as a Smith named Pete)


Sally is a secretary who uses whatever opportunity to pamper herself and improve the way she looks. While talking on the telephone at work, she does her facial exercises. At home, she massages her feet on a wine bottle while washing the dishes, does her abdominal exercises while scrubbing her laundry on a washboard, does calisthenics while hanging laundry, and practices her skating technique while polishing the floor. She uses items around her house as secret beauty treatments, including olive oil as a facial oil, an ironing board as an inversion table, and old stockings braided together as hair rats. When Sally's roommate, Gussy, tries these same techniques, she has a little less success. Written by Huggo

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Narrator: [opening shot of a close up of a pair of crossed legs] Ladies and gentlemen, this is my secretary. As you can see, she has a lovely face.
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Pretty Bad
26 September 2015 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Producer-narrator Pete Smith introduces his pretty blonde secretary with a close-up of her legs. She seems to be having problems trying to pick up a pencil with her feet. She has weird facial tics, too. In reality, these motions are all purposeful. Sally and other women are all doing exercises while working, to maintain their attractive faces and figures. It's called, "Getting glamour while you work." Ladies need to work off that "midriff bulge." Even when not working, Sally and her clumsy friend Gussie are always trying to maintain their beauty and poise. Gussie is around for comic relief, and ends clumsily. Poor Gussie. This "Pete Smith Specialty" short suggests women should work extra hard to be pretty and fit.

** Getting' Glamour (1946-02-02) Philip Anderson ~ Pete Smith, Jacqueline White, Gertrude Short, Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian

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2 February 1946 (USA) See more »

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Pete Smith Specialty (1945-1946 season) #5: Gettin' Glamour See more »

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