3. I Must Increase My Bust


In 1966, before breast implants were widely available or popular, Jack Feather patented a "spring type breast developer." He made millions of dollars promising women that they could change their bodies and increase their sex appeal.

Courtesy of  Julie Mangin

Courtesy of Julie Mangin

Hosts and Creators: Gillian Frank and Lauren Gutterman.

Producers: Rebecca Davis, Saniya Lee Ghanoui and Devin McGeehan Muchmore. 

Music: "Vittoro," "Sage the Hunter," "The Callow," "Cymbal Patter," "Trois Gnossienes," "The Big Ten," "Union Hall Medley," "Towboat Theme," "One Needle," "Insatiable Toad," "A Pleasant Strike," "Sylvestor," and "A Simple Blur," by Blue Dot Sessions

Ruth Wallis, “Loretta’s A Sweater Girls Now,” Courtesy of: InDigi Music on behalf of Wallis Original Record Corp. and After InDigi Music on behalf of itself and Ruth S. Wallis Music.

Ruth Wallis, "You've Gotta Have Boobs," Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music and InDigi Music on behalf of Wallis Original Record Corp.

You can purchase Ruth Wallis' greatest hits here.


Many thanks to author Jennie Ivey who shared her story about purchasing and using a Mark Eden system. To read some of Jennie's other stories, visit her at www.jennieivey.com.

Our appreciation goes out to Elizabeth Matelski, author of Reducing Bodiesfor sharing her expertise.  


Many thanks to Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, author of Classroom Wars and co-host of the Past Present podcastfor joining us.


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