See an ad for this booklet.
Read a Personal Products booklet for older girls from about this time,
The Periodic Cycle (1938). See similar
booklets on this site.
Booklets menstrual hygiene companies made
for girls, women and teachers - patent medicine
- a list of books and articles about menstruation
See a Kotex ad advertising a Marjorie May
See many more similar booklets.
See ads for menarche-education booklets:
Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday (Kotex, 1932),
Tampax tampons (1970, with Susan Dey), Personal
Products (1955, with Carol Lynley), and German o.b.
tampons (lower ad, 1981)
And read Lynn Peril's series about these
and similar booklets!
Read the full text of the 1935 Canadian edition
of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday, probably identical to the American edition.
More ads for teens (see also introductory
page for teenage advertising): Are you in the know? (Kotex napkins and Quest napkin powder, 1948, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex
napkins and belts, 1949, U.S.A.)Are you in
the know? (Kotex napkins, 1953, U.S.A.),
Are you in the know? (Kotex
napkins and belts, 1964, U.S.A.), Freedom
(1990, Germany), Kotex (1992, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Pursettes (1974, U.S.A.), Saba (1975, Denmark)
See early tampons and a list of tampon on this site - at least the ones I've cataloged.
THE MUSEUM OF MENSTRUATION AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
Howard Stern Grills MUM Director
Talk show host Howard Stern interviewed me
about this museum yesterday morning on his radio program for almost a half
hour, and I think he was impressed! Well, at least
at one point he said he found it interesting.
And after preparing for some tough questions, he was gentle with me.
We talked about Martha McClintock, Judy Chicago, your MUM, why I created such a strange museum, and many less intellectual
topics. You know Howard Stern. Four callers posed questions.
Twenty-eight minutes felt like five, and I can't remember most of it!
I have spent many of the past twenty-four hours answering the deluge
of e-mail from listeners, most of
it very positive. I hope this excuses the delay in
putting this update up, and for making it so short. I'll publish some interesting
letters next this coming Sunday, 11 May. I'm worn out!
While sitting in my living room talking with Howard - hey,
we're on a first-name basis now, folks! - on the phone, and scratching
the Distinguished Service Institutional Albert Lasker
Memorial Pouncer at the Museum of Menstruation (scroll
to the bottom of this page),
a video crew filmed me for an appearance on his television show. My radio
talk would be combined with a video tour of the museum, which the crew shot
after I got off the phone, and which occasionally runs late at night.
I'll have more for you next
Santa Monica Press, Which Published Offbeat Museums,
Creates a Web Site
This museum has a spot in the neat book Offbeat
Museums, and Mike, from that California press, tells me that they are
now on the Web, at http://www.santamonicapress.com
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