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After 65 years, Tupperware enjoys a renaissance

While the Tupperware plastic container was an innovation when introduced in 1946, the marketing of the product at private parties offered 1950s housewives the opportunity to earn money at home.

This recent California Tupperware party shows (below) that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Full story.

Related: PBS's 2005 American Experience film "Tupperware" does an excellent job putting the product in historical context.

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This 1950's photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Archives Center, National Museum of American History shows Brownie Wise as she tosses a bowl filled with water at a Tupperware party. Tupperware, it seems, is enjoying a renaissance 65 years after it first hit the market with Wonder Bowls, Bell Tumblers and Ice-Tup molds for homemade frozen treats.

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This 1951 photo courtesy of Tupperware shows Earl S. Tupper, left, and Brownie Wise as they hold resin pellets at the Tupperware factory in Farnumsville, Mass.

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This product image courtesy of Tupperware shows Tupperware Impressions Tumblers.

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Kevin Farrell stacks some of his Tupperware products on a table while preparing for a Tupperware party in Bellflower, Ca.

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Kevin Farrell applies makeup in a dressing room while transforming into his alter personality Dee W. Leye before throwing a Tupperware party in Bellflower, Ca.

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Kevin Farrell, dressed as Dee W. Leye, sells Tupperware products during a Tupperware party in Bellflower, Calif.