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A letter from an alum about Laurie Kahn-Leavitt ’78 and the documentary about Tupperware

February 10, 2004

Hearty congratulations to filmmaker Laurie Kahn-Leavitt '78 on her outstanding PBS Special "American Experience: Tupperware!" and Kathryn Beaumont 96's interview (January 28). I happened to come across the interview perusing PAW as I was watching the show.

As a Rexall executive when we bought Tupperware, I learned the inner workings and motivations of Tupperware home parties. I am pleased to say that Ms. Kahn-Leavitt's documentary was just the way it was. In these days of Hollywood hype and media negativism, it is a pleasure to see a program depict the good and bad responsibly...and make the point that that Tupperware created a milestone in female opportunity for success in the business world. Our country was just learning, by giving women opportunity, to use the other half of the brain power, desire and drive our nation offers. 

Let us hope there are more Tupperware parties in the Middle East who have yet to see what this 'other half' can do.

Freeman Gosden Jr. ’50
La Quinta, Calif.

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