Thursday, 30 September 2010

Frederick Starke Suit

"Suit in a John Knox Fabric, by Frederick Starke, 28 gns., at Fortnum and Mason."
From Vogue, Mid-October 1960.

Kristina Rollaway

Beautiful type from Vogue, Mid-October 1960.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Vogue 1961

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Carnival 1955

Cover of Carnival, July 1955.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Karen Dane

From Span, December 1956.

Eastertide 1934

London Transport poster designed by D. M. Batty.
From The Penrose Annual 1936.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Elsa Carroll 2

One of my favourite fifties fillies!
 From Span, September 1957.

Tan-Sad Chairs 2

From Design for Industry, November 1959.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010


OK, since you didn't ask, here's two more lovelies from Encore! magazine.

Monday, 13 September 2010


A lovely view from Encore! magazine.

Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon?

For all these years I'd been under the gross misunderstanding that the Queen Mother* was a parasitic old bint but, as it transpires, she'd been earning beer money by getting her surprisingly nice thighs out for the camera!
From Encore! magazine.

*apologies to the actual model for this awful insult.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Management Begins at Home

Written by Joan Morgan, illustrated by Roy Davis and published by Newman Neame Take Home Books.

Thursday, 9 September 2010


Unnamed beauty from Sir magazine.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Atomic Fusion

Atomic Fusion by Dr  J Bronowski, illustrated by Bartley Powell. Published by Newman Neame Take Home Books Ltd.

Monday, 6 September 2010


Julia Arnall in Show magazine.

Ju Jitsu

Delectable Dolores Marlins demonstrating the fine art of self-defence in stockings. From Span, October 1955.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Beauty in the Bottle

From Carnival, March 1956.


Mephisto magazine, Austrian 1950s.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Vicky Grey

From Span magazine, March 1958.

Sari Sozan

From Span magazine, March 1958.


Gay magazine.