Vintage Hollywood Thinspiration And The ‘Perfect’ Figure

Ever wished you could get Audrey Hepburn’s elfin frame? Marilyn Monroe’s knock-out curves? Grace Kelly’s beautifully slim, trim waist? Then look no further than Hollywood Diet and Fitness.

Published Dec 14, 2014 by admin

Since the 1920s, when Hollywood’s first screen heroines began to set beauty standards for the world, stars (and their adoring fans) have been waging a war against weight and the ‘perfect’ figure (which, of course, does not exist – every woman is beautiful).

Hollywood has always been infatuated with the ideal woman, whether that was the rail-thin flapper girls of the 1920s or the curvy, wholesome beauties of the 1950s. With studio nutritionists, Hollywood-endorsed exercise gurus, and weight clauses in actresses’ contracts dominating their lives, the goddesses of the silver screen really had to work to be beautiful…

Filled with hints, tips and cautionary tales from the lips of the starlets themselves, Hollywood Diet and Fitness provides all the vintage inspiration you’ll ever need to build your own body beautiful. Written by Laura Slater, Hollywood Diet and Fitness turns back the clock to reveal exactly what went into building the most beautiful bodies on the silver screen.

It reveals the hardships and heartaches that actresses would endure to keep that Hollywood-approved figure. With expert opinions from modern dieticians and a chapter devoted to each decade from the roaring twenties to the flirtatious fifties, Hollywood Diet and Fitness reveals the slimming secrets of the screen sirens of yesteryear, and asks whether women really should have to suffer to be beautiful.

Featuring beautiful photographs and vintage imagery, Laura Slater collects some of the most amusing and alarming diet and fitness tips to come out of Tinseltown in this newest vintage compendium.

A lovely little retro read!

‘Nothing is worse for the waistline than slumping.’ – Audrey Hepburn

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