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"If You Want To Be Popular, You Can't Afford To Be Skinny."

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In this vintage ad, actress Linda Peck raves about "Wate-On," a weight-gain product that she "and so many other Hollywood actresses depend on...to help keep shapes shapely." It's pretty fascinating when you compare it to today's celebrity endorsements. [Vintage Ads]

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I envy the waists of the 50's and 60's. I know they were the result of high cut pants and girdles, but still. #wateon