They may take our lives but they can never take our chewing gum! Animated GIF

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In the 1920’s, a working girl could be identified by her ever-present wedge of chewing gum. Gloria Swanson is rather annoyed at being asked to chuck it in Manhandled. The chewing gum phenomenon was immortalized in the 1924 novelty song Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight? (It has been revived several times since, usually with “chewing gum” instead of “spearmint” in the title.)

2 Replies to “They may take our lives but they can never take our chewing gum! Animated GIF”

  1. Gloria Swanson is adorable in that gif! Love that gum-smacking attitude.

    Hey, for some reason I’ve been booted off your email notification list. Not sure why that is, but just wanted to let you know I’m still a fan — just haven’t been receiving notifcation of your posts. Will check in more regularly. 🙂

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