BIB-HISTORY OF HEALTH

How To Become Slim

How To Become Slim

Hungarian Physical Culture Expert Edit Mezey shows us some slimming exercises.

London - Electronic Slimming

London - Electronic Slimming (1968)

A new invention that uses electricity to help women lose weight.

Novelties From Us Inventions Congress AKA Novelties Frm Us Inventions

Novelties From Us Inventions Congress AKA Novelties Frm Us Inventions (1941)

Novelties from American inventions congress include slimming machine and cigar lighter.

Slapping Up Charm

Slapping Up Charm (1946)

Women receiving beauty treatment.

Slimming Beds

Slimming Beds (1968)

People move up and down on hinged exercise beds to lose weight - looks very funny!

A Real, Tough Guy!

A Real, Tough Guy! (1940)

Mr Yansen of Sydney shows us his fitness regime which includes drinking sea water.

Another Record-Breaker

Another Record-Breaker (1933)

Excellent item showing the women's champion punch-ball beater do her stuff.

Exercise By Hypnosis AKA Gym Hypnotist

Exercise By Hypnosis AKA Gym Hypnotist (1958)

Lou Ravelle demonstrates his technique for increasing strength through hypnosis on model, Wendy.

Get Slim To Be Supple

Get Slim To Be Supple (1936)

A Swedish girl demonstrates stretching exercises which can make you slim and supple.

Exerciser Gaston And Andree Issue Title Is Should Auld Acquaintance ...

Exerciser Gaston And Andree Issue Title Is Should Auld Acquaintance ... (1938)

Dancers Gaston and Andree demonstrate home gymnasium.

Exerciser Issue Title - Airway

Exerciser Issue Title - Airway (1938)

Footage of a woman using a new electronic fitness device.

Egg Massage AKA Beauty Preparations

Egg Massage AKA Beauty Preparations (1962)

A look at beauty treatments which involve raw egg on the back and strawberries on the face.

Dry-Heat Bath

Dry-Heat Bath (1953)

Footage of young woman having a dry bath at beauty clinic in London

Battle Of The Bulges!

Battle Of The Bulges! (1941)

Fabulous item - 40s glamour girls use exercise machines in a gym with a swinging soundtrack.

Beatnik Beauty AKA Beautiful Beatnik

Beatnik Beauty AKA Beautiful Beatnik (1963)

Beatnik girl is transformed into a glamorous young lady at beauty parlour, Mayfair London.

Large Girls Club

Large Girls Club (1958)

Madame Mag Cornou launches the Linda Leigh Large Girls Club of Great Britain at Woburn Abbey.

Nina Ricci's Summer Collection

Nina Ricci's Summer Collection (1966)

Nina Ricci shows her 1966 spring-summer fashion collection in a gymnasium

In The Days Of Our Youth

In The Days Of Our Youth (1932)

An acrobatic routine of the early 1900s is updated with new intertitles in the 1930s.

Getting Into Shape

Getting Into Shape (1930)

Women demonstrate new fitness machine in the United States of America.

Jill Day's Gym

Jill Day's Gym (1956)

Jill Day's gym attracts celebrities as well as some seriously hot men. Sexy bodies! Testosterone feast!

Keep Fit

Keep Fit

The Health and Beauty League put on display of formation exercising. Africa.

Keep Fit Over The Radio

Keep Fit Over The Radio (1946)

Light hearted item about people joining in keep fit programme broadcast over the radio. France.

Keeping Fit!

Keeping Fit! (1933)

Good shots of women doing keep fit exercises at the YWCA Headquarters in London.

Margaret Morris Movement

Margaret Morris Movement (1938)

The Margaret Morris Dancers rehearse in a garden for a keep fit display.

Picas Exercises

Picas Exercises (1956)

Great new exercise machine is demonstrated by foppish Spanish type and some showgirls.

PT Girls Issue Title Play And Playfulness

PT Girls Issue Title Play And Playfulness (1936)

Young girls do keep fit exercises in formation in the grounds of a "famous school".

Roof Top P.T.

Roof Top P.T. (1930)

Women exercise on the roof of a London building - they are led by Mr Dell the P.T. Instructor.

The Man Who Eats Grass!

The Man Who Eats Grass! (1940)

68-year-old Mr Branson from Clapham eats grass to stay fit and healthy.

Winter Nymphs

Winter Nymphs (1931)

Girls swim in Hampstead Heath ponds in very cold weather.

Winter's Morning In Hyde Park

Winter's Morning In Hyde Park (1970)

Early morning activities in Hyde Park - men swimming in Serpentine and horses being fed.

Astra Gazette 11

Astra Gazette 11 (1952)

Astra Gazette containing seven stories, including football, bombing Heligoland / Helgoland and hot wax!

Colours For Slimming

Colours For Slimming (1955)

Larger women are advised not to wear bright red frocks - more "slimming" styles are suggested.

Eve - Here There And Everywhere

Eve - Here There And Everywhere (1920)

Women perform various sports and exercises - water skiing, horse riding, keep fit, roller skating etc.

Feminine Pictorialities No. 17 - Taking The

Feminine Pictorialities No. 17 - Taking The "Add" From Adipose (1934)

Latest slimming aid is a special bath that makes the bather lose weight.

Getting Down To It!

Getting Down To It! (1940)

Large American women exercise to reduce their weight.

Pills - A Necessity In 20th Century Life

Pills - A Necessity In 20th Century Life (1960)

People take pills, incl Miss Caley who takes a pill and suddenly looks slim (trickery).

Shadow Shrinking Exercises - No. 2

Shadow Shrinking Exercises - No. 2 (1927)

Nice exercise sequence - demonstrated by the very supple Olivette.

Slim Suit

Slim Suit (1954)

Pretty blonde Adrienne dons a 'slim suit' to shed imaginary excess weight while exercising.

Swedish Gymnasts

Swedish Gymnasts (1948)

Swedish gymnasts put on a graceful exercise display on a visit to London.

The Keep Fit Brigade

The Keep Fit Brigade (1927)

Great film of women doing various exercises, boxing then doing high kicks on a man's arm!

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 19

Peeps Through The Window Of The World No. 19 (1935)

Device for stretching exercises, colour therapy and an alarmed bag.

This Medicine Packs A Sting

This Medicine Packs A Sting (1946)

Bee stings are used in a variety of cures for gout and rheumatism. Illertissen, Germany.

Bee Sting Cure

Bee Sting Cure (1949)

Mr Mason of Burgess Hill, Sussex, claims he can cure rheumatism with bee stings.

Getting Fit

Getting Fit

Exercise routines featuring a group of large ladies - they are hoping to lose weight.

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom Dancing (1970)

Couples ballroom dancing - in rehearsals and in competition.

Beauty Treatment For Men

Beauty Treatment For Men (1970)

Men get facials at beauty salon in London.

Children At Play

Children At Play (1970)

Nice footage of little girls dancing in circles in playground, singing 'Here We Go Looby Loo'.

Cooking

Cooking (1970)

Bacon frying in frying pan.

Girls School Gymnasium

Girls School Gymnasium (1970)

Girls at gym class in school gymnasium.

Plump And Lovely AKA Miss Fat And Beautiful Contest

Plump And Lovely AKA Miss Fat And Beautiful Contest (1962)

Shopping for large ladies and Miss Fat and Beautiful contest held in London department store.

Super Drill!

Super Drill! (1931)

Girl pupils at Harrogate College in Yorkshire perform synchronised keep fit routines.

A Tribute To Women

A Tribute To Women (1945)

Pathe pays tribute to housewives for their war efforts.

Blackpool Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Goes To The Seaside

Blackpool Issue Title Pathe Pictorial Goes To The Seaside (1947)

Good footage of holidaymakers having fun at a packed out Blackpool.

The Water Cabaret

The Water Cabaret (1934)

Eugene girls do synchronised swimming at an outdoor pool at The Barn in Barnet.

Prepare Before You Hike

Prepare Before You Hike (1931)

Women do keep fit exercises on a rooftop in London.

Slick Drill

Slick Drill (1930)

Synchronised exercising in the grounds of a ladies college in Cheltenham.

Sunshine Skylarks

Sunshine Skylarks (1931)

Sun seekers keep fit on a beach in the South of France.

The Dance Of The Vase By Edna Squire Brown

The Dance Of The Vase By Edna Squire Brown (1932)

Lovely dance with a vase of smoking incense as a prop - various contortions and gymnastics.

Baby Clinic

Baby Clinic (1969)

Professor Jaroslav Koch devises exercises for babies. Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Artistic Gymnastics - Hungary

Artistic Gymnastics - Hungary (1965)

Girls practice artistic gymnastic from very young age in Hungary.

Beauty School

Beauty School (1921)

Fantastic contraptions and beauty regimes - bizarre rubber devices and electrolysis techniques are shown.

Chiropody

Chiropody (1954)

Advice on how to care for feet from the chiropody department of Chelsea Polytechnic.

Glamour Treatment

Glamour Treatment (1950)

Girl receives a head to toe beauty treatment in London's cosmetic salon.

Henlow

Henlow (1964)

A male student attends a school for beauticians at Henlow.

Massage Tip

Massage Tip

Lovely footage of women giving each other a hand massage.

Masseur

Masseur (1954)

Male physiotherapist who massages showgirls backstage at Prince of Wales Theatre.

Men Seek Beauty

Men Seek Beauty (1962)

For first time men receive treatment at Henlow Grange beauty farm!

Salad Beauty Treatment

Salad Beauty Treatment (1968)

Fruit, vegetables and herbs are used as cosmetics - some nice beauty tips found.

The Massage Robot!

The Massage Robot! (1931)

Story about a new massage machine - very strange!

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy (1949)

A female physiotherapist treats male patients. Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture (1970)

Report on the success of acupuncture.

Bottled Sunshine

Bottled Sunshine (1930)

Interesting film about a solarium - lots of fun including dancing a Charleston and eating ice cream.

Roller Skater

Roller Skater (1954)

Man roller skates to work, he is in training for World's Road Roller Skating Speed Record.

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness (1936)

Sir Kingsley Wood and Oliver Stanley watch an exercise display at a school in Battersea, part of incentive to improve physical fitness among young people. London.

Shadow Shrinking

Shadow Shrinking (1929)

Various keep fit routines are demonstrated - some amusing acrobatics.

Slimming Drill

Slimming Drill (1931)

Keep fit routines performed in South Africa.

Grass Eater

Grass Eater (1948)

Barbara Moore-Pataleewa eats grass as a major part of her diet. London.

Football Injuries

Football Injuries (1970)

News item about the treatment on footballers' injuries at Chelsea.

Wheeling Along

Wheeling Along (1934)

British cycling champion Miss Hamilton tries out an exercise bike and the new 'Velocar'.

Donkey Bike

Donkey Bike (1966)

A new style of bicycle is ridden around London.

Wheels, Whirls And Girls

Wheels, Whirls And Girls (1936)

German women keeping fit with the Athletic Wheel - a sort of human sized hamster wheel.

Austerity Baby On Sleeve As Ausie Strong Baby Issue Title Is Look Out

Austerity Baby On Sleeve As Ausie Strong Baby Issue Title Is Look Out (1943)

Item about super healthy Australian toddler, Henry Morton.

Women's PT  Issue Title Is Swing Time

Women's PT Issue Title Is Swing Time (1943)

Mass keep-fit exercise session for South African WAAFs.

Woman's World AKA Womans World

Woman's World AKA Womans World (1968)

In the chase towards equality, women are still bent on keeping their looks - claims film. Glamorous & cool!!!

Exercises For Motorists

Exercises For Motorists (1965)

Special stretch exercises for motorists are shown.

Want To Slim? Then Eat Fat!

Want To Slim? Then Eat Fat! (1958)

Great story about diet and exercise methods to lose weight.

Without Comment

Without Comment (1932)

Massed display of Keep Fit and PT by Russian young people in Leningrad.

Women's PT

Women's PT (1941)

Ladies from the Women's League of Health and Beauty exercise outdoors in London.

Slimming The Weigh Away!

Slimming The Weigh Away! (1929)

Fabulous film of overweight policemen being vibrated in slimming belts!

The Whirl - The Girl And The Wheel

The Whirl - The Girl And The Wheel (1930)

Demonstration of some "health wheels".

The 1945 Figure

The 1945 Figure (1944)

Glamour puss demonstrates some early morning exercises.

Vibro Massage Chair Demonstrated

Vibro Massage Chair Demonstrated (1967)

Vibro massage chair demonstrated in London.

Posture Class

Posture Class (1959)

Beauty expert Mrs. Clark gives women workers at Heinz Factory lessons in good posture.

Up In The Air

Up In The Air (1930)

Amusing indoor game - like volleyball but with a balloon, only heads to be used - no hands.

'miss Britain' Keeps Fit - To Music

'miss Britain' Keeps Fit - To Music (1950)

The Women's League of Health and Beauty perform mass Physical Training display.

Northern Grace

Northern Grace (1932)

Icelandic girls perform a graceful exercise routine.

Over And Over

Over And Over (1931)

A "health machine" or "health wheel" is demonstrated.

Yoga Dancing

Yoga Dancing (1956)

Girls in the Legat School of Ballet doing Yoga exercises to improve their dancing technique.

Yoga Girl

Yoga Girl (1955)

A girl demonstrates mastery of the mind over body - rests on bed of swords, stands on nails...

The Wheel

The Wheel (1930)

A woman spins round on an exercise wheel in the studio - looks quite uncomfortable!

Furniture Exhibition

Furniture Exhibition (1968)

Modern furniture on display at Earls Court exhibition.

Platform Shoes

Platform Shoes (1977)

Item discusses health hazard of wearing platform shoes - different views are expressed.

The Whirlabout

The Whirlabout (1930)

A "health wheel" is demonstrated.

Cunnings Walking Race

Cunnings Walking Race (1920)

Good shots of an elderly man in a walking race - no other competitors seen.

More Hanky Panky - Use Your Handkerchief

More Hanky Panky - Use Your Handkerchief (1945)

Public health trailer about spread of common cold - "Coughs and sneezes spread diseases!"

Paris Falls For Yoga

Paris Falls For Yoga (1963)

Minrha Sangor demonstrates his yogic abilities which include stopping his own heart. France.

Healing - Monopoly Or Open Shop?

Healing - Monopoly Or Open Shop? (1957)

Alternative medicine versus orthodox medicine debate.

The Wheel Of Life

The Wheel Of Life (1930)

Fantastic film showing women and men using "health wheels".

Women's League Of Health And Beauty

Women's League Of Health And Beauty (1920)

Great footage - women of League of Health and Beauty in floaty tunics dancing about a garden.

Strong Man AKA World Champion Nail Breaker Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Strong Man AKA World Champion Nail Breaker Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1963)

Harold Ripley, Derbyshire miner and champion strong man, bends nails and iron bars with his bare hands.

Wheelers

Wheelers (1930)

New sport in France involving large wheel.

The New Arrivals - La Belle France Steps In

The New Arrivals - La Belle France Steps In (1932)

French girls exercise in the open air.

500 Business Girls

500 Business Girls (1932)

London shop assistants, secretaries, typists, telephonists etc. give keep fit display in Hyde Park.

A Little Slimming A Day - Keeps The Avoirdupois Away

A Little Slimming A Day - Keeps The Avoirdupois Away (1932)

Keep fit routine demonstrated by Edith Mezey.

A New Line Rosemary Andree

A New Line Rosemary Andree (1944)

Rosemary Andree shows us how to do exercises in the home to keep in trim.

A Passing Glance

A Passing Glance (1924)

Nice keep fit footage - girls wear swimsuits or leotards.

Beauty's Daily Dozen!

Beauty's Daily Dozen! (1935)

Contortionist Merial Gaunt demonstrates her "daily dozen" in the studio.

"All As One" (1932)

Men swing dumbbells in display of PT skills at Colchester's Searchlight Tattoo.

Body Culture

Body Culture (1934)

Good footage of diet and fitness equipment used to give a women better fitness and a great figure.

Camera Interview - Miss Muriel Gunn

Camera Interview - Miss Muriel Gunn

Athletics champion Muriel Gunn demonstrates her hurdling technique then does some keep fit exercises.

English Scandinavian School AKA Grace And Rhythm

English Scandinavian School AKA Grace And Rhythm (1936)

Women of the English Scandinavian School in Kent perform rhythmic exercises.

Fit - Fitter - Fittest!

Fit - Fitter - Fittest! (1938)

Young men exercise with great gusto at the Lucas-Tooth Institute in London.

Get Fit For War

Get Fit For War (1942)

American women do exercises in a gymnasium

Getting That Slim Silhouette

Getting That Slim Silhouette (1933)

The fitness instructor Vina de Vesci demonstrates to women how to keep fit.

Great German Gymnastic Festival

Great German Gymnastic Festival (1933)

Hitler attends Gymnastic festival in Stuttgart - great shot of massed Nazi salute.

Latin Quarter Lovelies

Latin Quarter Lovelies (1951)

Footage of the Latin Quarter Lovelies performing slimming exercises. London.

Gym Jaunts!  For The Youngsters

Gym Jaunts! For The Youngsters (1931)

Very young children are put through gruelling exercise routines.

Keep Fit Craze

Keep Fit Craze (1966)

Half naked men pump up their muscles in the gym through exercise and toning machines.

Eternal Youth

Eternal Youth (1931)

A new way of keeping a slim figure is demonstrated - vigorous leg manipulation!

Shake!

Shake! (1929)

Great footage of slimming machines - group of chorus girls use electric vibrating belt devices.

Rolling Along

Rolling Along (1932)

The latest craze hits Germany, Health Wheels !

Trailer - Food Advice

Trailer - Food Advice (1941)

A trailer advertises Food Advice Centres to help people get the most out of their food.

Camera Interviews - The Runner

Camera Interviews - The Runner (1927)

Athletics champion Violet Piercey trains and demonstrates her running technique.

Eve The Dart Thrower

Eve The Dart Thrower (1928)

Great footage of a female darts player - she warms up with exercises then throws a few arrows.

Britain's First Beauty Farm

Britain's First Beauty Farm (1960)

Women exercising and having treatments at Britain's first Beauty Farm.

Bavarian Health Centre

Bavarian Health Centre (1968)

Class does relaxation exercises and a woman wears electrically charged eye mask to aid sleep.

Feminine Pictorialities No. 43 - Health And Beauty

Feminine Pictorialities No. 43 - Health And Beauty (1935)

Young girls of the Cape Town Sunshine Club do exercises on Clifton Beach.

Health And Beauty Display At Wembley

Health And Beauty Display At Wembley

The Women's League of Health and Beauty demonstrate body exercises at Wembley Stadium, London.

Health And Beauty On Parade!

Health And Beauty On Parade! (1933)

Members of the Women's League of Health and Beauty display their exercises in Hyde Park.

Health Hydro

Health Hydro (1968)

Great footage of a health farm as the Colour Pic Ginger Man visits Buxted Park Health Hydro.

Henlow - Health And Beauty Farm AKA Colin Milburn Undergoes Weight Reducing Treatment At Health Farm

Henlow - Health And Beauty Farm AKA Colin Milburn Undergoes Weight Reducing Treatment At Health Farm (1967)

Chubby England cricketer Colin Milburn is sent to health farm to lose weight.

Here's Health

Here's Health (1937)

Gentle exercising is the way to stay in trim according to the Women's League of Health and Beauty.

Women's League Of Health And Beauty

Women's League Of Health And Beauty

Women perform their synchronised exercises in the open air.

Health Spa - Budapest

Health Spa - Budapest (1972)

Naked elderly ladies enjoy the health giving properties of spa water in Hungarian capital.

Breathing Exercises Issue Title How's That?

Breathing Exercises Issue Title How's That? (1939)

Ernest Hopkins, 70 years old, teaches breathing exercises to 2 young women.

Gymno Culture

Gymno Culture (1933)

A young lady demonstrates the bizarre new fitness device - the Gymno-frame.