Tupperware!

"It is a tale of intrigue, invention, power, and money, which Laurie Kahn-Leavitt, writer, director and producer of the film, stumbled on by accident." 
New York Times

"Touching, inspiring, and not in the least plastic"   
Los Angeles Times

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A one-hour PBS documentary broadcast on PBS nationwide (as part of the series American Experience), seen at film festivals worldwide, broadcast in dozens of countries, and used in high school and university classrooms worldwide. 

Tupperware! tells the remarkable story of Earl Silas Tupper, an ambitious but reclusive small-town inventor, and Brownie Wise, the self-taught saleswoman who built him an empire out of bowls that burped.  Brownie was an intuitive marketing genius who trained a small army of Tupperware Ladies to put on Tupperware parties in living rooms across America in the 1950s. Her saleswomen earned thousands, even millions of dollars, selling Tupperware.  And the experience changed their lives.

Tupperware! traces the dramatic story of Brownie’s rise froma hardscrabble southern childhood to her spectacular fall in the glare of the national press.

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AWARDS

George Foster Peabody Award, Best History/Biography Film Award at the International Banff Television Festival, Nominated for the prime time EMMY for Best Direction of a Non-fiction Film, Nominated for Best Film in a Continuing Series by the International Documentary Association

Funders

National Endowment for the Humanities, WGBH/The American Experience, Mass. Foundation for the Humanities, Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, J.P. Morgan Chase