Hollywood Diet and Fitness: Vintage Secrets

Hollywood Diet and Fitness: Vintage Secrets

by Laura Slater


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780859655026
Publisher: Plexus Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,197,182
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Laura Slater is a writer based in London.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1920S: Birth of the Modern Diet 6

The Lamb Chop and Pineapple Diet 10

The Grapefruit Diet 12

The First Diet Bestseller 14

Clara Bow's Summer Diet 16

Clean Eating with Gloria Swanson 20

Madame Sylvia: Hollywood's First Fitness Guru 22

Early Cosmetic Surgery 26

Raw 28

Greta Garbo: Fitness Fanatic 30

Pushing the Boundaries of (Alternative) Medicine 32

1930S: Health, Vitality and Personality! 34

Forget Diet and Exercise (Try Pills and Cigarettes) 37

The Hay Diet 38

The Bananas and Skimmed Milk Diet 40

Jean Harlow's Four-Day Diet 42

The Dietrich Diet 44

Hollywood's Body Sculptors 46

Joan Crawford: Natural Athlete 50

Ginger Rogers: Dancing for Her Life 52

Lunchtime in Hollywood 54

Inside Bette Davis's Lunch Box 56

1940S: Pin-Up Proportions 58

Calisthenics for Everyone 61

Betty Grable: Taking Care of Million-Dollar Legs 64

Ann Sheridan's Tips for Girls Who Dare to Bare 66

Rita Haywanh: Goddess Guide 68

The Bagot Stack Stretch and Swing System 70

Measuring Desire: The (Statistically) Ideal Figure 72

Dorothy Lamour's Perfect Proportions 74

Gayelord Hauser Celebrity Chef 76

Diets for Skinny Girls with Ava Gardner and Co 80

1950s: Curves, Curves, Curves 82

Diet Pills: Take Two 86

Diet like If's 1955 87

The Low-Col Revolution 88

Elevenses with Grace Kelly 90

Jane Russell: Building 'The Body' 92

Indra Devi: First Lady of Yoga 94

Marilyn Monroe: Fitness Trailblazer 96

Jack LaLanne: The Godfather of Fitness 102

Audrey Hepburn's Menu 104

Afterword: The Resistance 408

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