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Issue Details: First known date: 1930-1939... 1930-1939 Marjorie May Learns About Life
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Sponsored by Kotex, Marjorie May Learns about Life is a somewhat scientific approach to the details of menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth, framed as a discussion between Marjorie and her mother, triggered by the appearance of Mrs Sherman's new baby.


  • The Mary Pauline Callender who is listed as the author of this work and of Marjorie May's Twelfth Birthday appears to be a fictional creation of the Kotex company.

    'Concluding that its scientific aura was sufficiently established, Kotex dismissed the formidable "Ellen J Buckland, Registered Nurse" and engaged the friendlier, chattier, "Mary Pauline Callender" to sign its advertising copy.'

    Source: Marchand, Roland. Advertising the American Dream. U of California P, 1985.

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