The Blow-Up Bra

The Blow-Up Bra was created as part of Show & Tell, a Manual Cinema production with audio provided by StoryCorps. It was commissioned by the University of Chicago and the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts for Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel, May 2014.


Story told by Betty Jenkins

Directed and Edited by Sarah Fornace
Puppet Design by Drew Dir and Julia Miller
Original Music and Sound Design by Kyle Vegter
Young Betty Jenkins played by Charlotte Long
Puppetry By Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace and Julia Miller

Audio story produced by Nadia Reiman
Audio story facilitated by Michelle Swinehart

StoryCorps is a national oral history nonprofit dedicated to recording, sharing, and preserving the stories of everyday people.