Vacuum Packed Girls (And, Meat)

An alert reader sent Bondage Blog the following link, to a few pages from a 1939 Life Magazine as featured at Modern Mechanix. In this bit of repurposed industrial press release, we have proto-fetish at its finest. The joys of shrink wrap, bagged girls, slave sacks, gunny sacks, latex mummification and balloon fetishes, even the modern vacuum bondage bed, all to celebrate the greater glory of frozen meat and poultry! (Or, I guess, to give you an excuse to play with the pretty model your ad agency rounded up for the demo.)

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Here’s the setup:

Meat or poultry to be frozen is wrapped tight in a latex balloon which keeps it from drying out, makes an attractive wrapping. To demonstrate this scientific accomplishment the makers of Cryovac can seal a pretty girl in one of their containers, as shown here. A pretty girl steps inside a latex balloon which has been inflated, then chilled so it stays stretched in large size.

pretty girl getting into a latex meat-packing balloon

girl in a rubber bag

“A pretty package results as the Cryovac bag is sprayed with warm air. This thaws the latex and shrinks it, leaving the bathing girl in a taught, transparent wrapping.”

Oh, indeed it does! But tell me please, why does she need her bathing suit at this point?

heat shrink bondage in the 1930s

pretty girl mummified in rubber sack

As if all that were not enough, they included a special bonus photograph of our pretty victim model sealed inside an inflated Cryovac balloon:

woman captured inside a latex balloon

7 comments on “Vacuum Packed Girls (And, Meat)”:

AZKNIGHTWOLF commented on January 18th, 2010 at 2:47 am:

That is one of the coolest vintage things I have ever seen. Who would have thought that we all owe a great deal of applause to the American Industrial Complex for one of the great fetish joys in our life? Wow. Simply fantastic.

Blackring commented on March 11th, 2010 at 12:08 pm:

Thought you would like it.

jooannasmaid commented on May 28th, 2011 at 8:53 pm:

Mmm A mummy girl

Darrkstarr commented on April 29th, 2012 at 7:49 pm:

Is it just me or was she less happy after they put her in the Cryovac bag?

Tom commented on April 14th, 2023 at 3:24 pm:

Does anyone know what issues of Life these photos were in?

Rope Guy commented on April 14th, 2023 at 5:34 pm:

There’s a cover thumbnail at the original link which suggests the photos were in the May 22, 1939 issue. And sure enough, the Internet Archive has it.

Tom commented on April 15th, 2023 at 12:50 am:

Thank you!

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