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Hints and Hobbies No.11

Jiu-jitsu for ladies, how to get ink off a white apron and other life essentials courtesy of the 'Hints and Hobbies' team.

Cinemagazine 1926 14 mins Silent


The 'Hints and Hobbies' series amused and enlightened 1920s cinemagoers with invaluable advice which, we can only hope, few actually tried at home. A highlight of this edition is the 'Hints to the Ladies on Jiu-Jitsu' - a long-lost chapter from the history of lesbian erotica perhaps? There's also a comedy of sorts that proves that mother-in-law gags were in circulation long before Les Dawson.

Other tips include a highly improbable technique for removing ink from a white apron; a 'hilarious' gag to amuse your guests; a guide to developing chest muscles; and how to accessorise one simple hat in half a dozen ingenious ways.