Phone Booth Cramming – LIFE Edition LIFE magazine documented the phone booth cramming fad from its inception. Here are a series of images by Robert W. Kelley, a LIFE magazine photographer who documented one “legs-out” attempt by a bunch of college boys in 1959:
"Up until 1920, its published usage was exclusively in veterinary magazines and court cases about dogs. During the year 1920, suddenly the word gained popularity in fiction, magazines, and even some news sources. Why? What happened in 1920? Women's suffrage. Suddenly, "bitch" was used to paint women in this light: malicious, difficult, or "sexually brazen." In short, bitch is the first backlash to feminism."