The Retro Reading Room


Susan, be smooth! by Nell Giles, 1940
A handbook of beauty tips and good grooming instructions for the “under twenty” female set in the 1940’s — but there’s some good info for even we mature moderns!


Introduction and Table of Contents
Chapter I: Give it a Thought
Chapter II: Keep it Simple with Subtraction
Chapter III: Soap-and-Water Clean
Chapter IV: S-T-R-E-T-C-H
Chapter V: A Hairsbreadth Escape
Chapter VI: Oral Exam
Chapter VII: Don’t Mention It
Chapter VIII: Eat to Be Pretty
Chapter IX: Make a Face
Chapter X: Fifteen Minutes a Day

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