Vintage Hygiene Film: Are You Popular? (1947)

Caroline is popular and is “the girl you’d like to know.” Ah, I get it. “Popular.” No wait, Ginny is the one who “dates all the boys.” While that would explicitly and literally mean that Ginny is clearly the more popular girl, the film says Caroline is popular because “there’s no scandal about her.” Which would mean she’s not popular at all. My how this must have confused hormonal postwar teens.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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