"Modish Slimness Causes A Divorce!"

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Exactly one hundred years ago, the papers reported that a German woman had "defied" the husband who "forbade her to fade away." Instead? She "sacrificed 31 pounds to wear really fashionable gown and lost husband." [WashingtonCityPaper]

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Erin Gloria Ryan

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