Yesterday I was watching I Love Lucy and in one episode she said she was a size 12. Now, I don't know how many of you are familiar with what Lucille Ball looked like during these days, but I figure she was about the same size as Anne Hathaway. Tall and thin, yet healthy. I would figure she was about a 6 or so, and Ethel would have been the 12. Then again, that was the early fifties, so sizes could have changed over time. Lord knows that the perception of everything has since then.
The little woman brought up an interesting point, though. She said that if you were to take Lucy out of that age and put her in Hollywood today, they'd all but call her a fat cow. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there is some truth to it. I can guarantee you that that she would be chastised for not being skinny enough by Hollywood's unrealistic standard. Isn't that sad?
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