Stand Up Straight, or Else! An Archival Film Makes the Case for Good Posture

Poor Adralene can't figure out why she's unpopular, slouching down into her chair at a party. "You're neither too fat nor too thin! Why, there's nothing wrong with the way you look," the narrator points out as Adralene examines herself in the mirror. Luckily, her reflection comes to the rescue, revealing how she really looks. "You listen to me for a change!" the bossy reflection rants, demonstrating her terrible posture. The film goes on to offer more advice than you ever wanted on the subject. This is just an excerpt from the 10-minute reel, which is available in its entirety at the Prelinger Archive

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://archive.org/details/prelinger

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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