Sunday, 28 November 2010
"Peachy Patsy Parsons is 5'6" of creamy loveliness topped off with honey-blond hair that feels soft as velvet between your fingers. If you want the key to the rest of her charms - she's 34" in the bust, has an exquisitely small 22" waist, and curves out in a smooth 36" around the hips. Like her looks? So do we!"
From Flirt, December 1949.
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Monday, 15 November 2010
From an article in Mr. which suggests that Britons, and Londoners in particular, were fornicating all over our parks and streets. A lovely thought but I think Billy Graham, who claimed that he and his wife, "saw two couples in the midst of the sex act in broad daylight", may well have been fantasising.
The article then goes on to establish the historical sexiness of the city by apparently quoting an 1857 issue of The Lancet which claimed that one in every 60 London houses was a brothel and one of every 16 females of all ages a whore.
My favourite part, though, states, "in a recent study called English Life and Leisure...it would seem that, as in America, the so-called 'charity girl', who copulates for free, has severely cut into the ranks of her more professional sisters".
From Mr., Vol.1 No.11 1959.
I don't care what you say; I think Microgramma is a superb typeface, encapsulating mid-century modernism, technological advance and that long dead scientific aesthetic beloved of so many 1950s and 60s book jackets. If we could just forget about Star Trek.
From Print Vol.12 No.2, Sept/Oct 1958.