Sunday, 25 April 2010


Ads for self-help manuals from Real Screen Fun, June 1937.
I think that during bondage sessions it is advisable for only one of the parties to be blindfolded. The above scenario can only end in confusion, embarrassment and, ultimately, divorce.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Harper's Bazaar 1957

Cover of Harper's Bazaar, August 1957.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Life in Death

An illustration from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner written and illustrated by Mervyn Peake. Reproduced in Designers in Britain 1947.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Thurgar Bolle Sunglasses

From Vogue, June 1951.

Turtle Oil Soap

More savagery from the cosmetics industry . Still used today.
From Vogue, June 1951.

Charnos Stockings

From Vogue, June 1951.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Betty Page 3

Betty Page lolling about in Photographing the Female Figure by Bunny Yeager, 1958 (2nd printing).

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Hand(s) of Odd

From Photographers odd Ball [sic], 1957. The magazine seems to be a strange blend of surrealist and pin-up photography. Odd indeed.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Carin Connoye

From Adam magazine, October 1965.
Also appears as Carin Conroye elsewhere.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Clementine 2

Cover of Clementine Chérie by Jean Bellus. Panther edition published in 1959.

How to Photograph Girls

Glamour Guide- How to Photograph Girls by Eugene Montgomery Hanson. Publshed in 1950.

Rum 'n' Milk

From Picture Post, July 5th 1941.

Friday, 2 April 2010


With wireless remote control!
From The Etude Music Magazine, April 1940.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Silk Stockings No.1

Not the most delicate of flowers but I can't help being mesmerised by her sheen.
Unknown year.