Saturday, 29 August 2009

The Naturist- August 1956

Praise Allah

A small and strange looking boy dressed in a giant fake moustache, wearing a chef's hat emblazoned with the word 'chef' written in sausages, with an Earthward plummeting aeroplane on his shoulder, advertising a seasoning called Praise Allah.
A work of staggering genius or Dadaist madness? Who can tell?
From Gourmet- The Magazine of Good Living, November 1960.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Bettie Page - Gal and a Gorilla

Bettie Page and amorous friend in Wink magazine, October 1954.

Race Furniture

From Design magazine, October 1959.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Personalised G-Strings

From Wink magazine, December 1954.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Baseball Honey

Honey Hill from Wink, August 1954.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Lustre-Creme Shampoo

Deborah Kerr in an ad from Woman, October 20th 1956.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Northwest Sunbathing Association

"Officers of the Northwest Sunbathing Association: back row, president Merlyn Troska, Secretary Jim Sutherlin; front row, Treasurer Mel Stevens, ASA trustee Ruth Kirk, Vice-president Les Bowser".
From the 1956 Modern Sunbathing and Hygiene Annual.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Light Fittings

Light fittings designed by A.B. Read for Troughton and Young Ltd.
From Design at Work, produced jointly by the Royal Society of Arts and the Council for Industrial Design.

Arnos Grove

Arnos Grove Underground station. From Design at Work, produced jointly by the Royal Society of Arts and the Council for Industrial Design.
As far as I know the station is exactly the same now but with a different lamp-post outside.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Which Hoover?

More consumer tips from Which? magazine, April 1960. In case you were wondering, the Parnall Vibra-Beat 1010 was chosen as Best Buy.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Tan-Sad Chairs

I must have one. From Design magazine, December 1959.

Sheila Rudy

Sheila Rudy photographed by David Sutton in 10 Top Glamour Photographers, 1959.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Uncredited model from Peter Gowland Photographs the Figure, 1962 .

Barbara Boucher [sic]

Barbara Boucher who, I'm anonymously informed, is actually Barbara Bouchet (born Barbara Goutscher). From Peter Gowland Photographs the Figure, 1962.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Strip Poker

From Jerry Yulsman Tells How to Take Glamour Photos, unknown year but I'll take a wild guess at 1959.