Tuesday, August 12, 2008

more on Brownie Wise: video

If you liked our post about Brownie Wise, the woman who came up with the idea of "the Tupperware party" in-home presentations to sell plastic containers, check out this video of author Bob Kealing at a reading and talk about his book Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. He pursued Wise's story, and describes more of it in the video, noting that Wise's move into management put her in a rare position: In 1950, fewer than five percent of women worked in management jobs. A nice feature of this video: The audience includes some folks who worked at Tupperware and knew Brownie Wise, and the author points them out as they come into the story. Want another blast from the past? Watch this video of a 1961 Tupperware commercial about the parties. Once again, thanks to reader Mark Sofman for sending this along to share with TEW readers.

Buy Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers