Monday, 28 February 2011

Nude Croquet

A little break from the perfect pins normally found here; people shaped like the rest of us.
From the Health & Efficiency Summer Annual 1952.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Mayor Curtis

Tony Curtis with Mamie Van Doren and Mara Corday.
From Foto, no. 2

Friday, 25 February 2011

To Knit This Week

From the cover of Woman's Illustrated, April 23rd 1955.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Health & Efficiency - Summer 1952

From the H&E Summer Annual 1952.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

More Dolls, Less Hols

From Blighty, September 11th 1954.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Rita Matthews

From Foto, unknown year or issue as cover is missing.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Irving Klaw - Pin-Up King

Page 1 of an Irving Klaw promotional booklet featuring Barbara Buchanan and Barbara Leslie indulging in some rather lovely looking bondage scenes.
I've enlarged each individual shot for you to appreciate in all their sleazy, halftone glory.

Kellog's Pep

From The American, October 1939.

Hey, I'm allowed some fun once in a while.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

L'Homme September 1955

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Letters and Pictures

Some delicious looking lettering from Look magazine, March 1948.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Books for Men!

I was about to make some smart comment about the terrible sexism of this ad and how it implies a certain juvenile shallowness upon the male but then I came to my senses and realised that these are exactly the type of books I would wish to find in the book shop section labelled MEN.
I guess that 'spice' means porn, not paprika.
From Play, March 1959.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Rollfast Bicycles

From Life magazine, January 19th  1948

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


Talking stockings from The American, October 1939.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Girl Friday

From Playboy, July 1964.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Botany Clothing

From Esquire, October 1950.

Sunday, 13 February 2011


The dreadful descent from pale mystery to orange horror (and skin cancer).
From Life, January 19th 1948.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

L'Homme November 1955

From L'Homme, November 1955.

Harriet Peterson

'Harriet Peterson, San Francisco's gift to American beauty, sports a 37-23-36 torso!'
From Play, March 1959.

Party for Phyllis

Illustration by Jon Whitcomb for the short story, A Party for Phyllis.
From The American, October 1939

Friday, 11 February 2011

Motorcycle Fire Engine

From Modern Wonder, w/e 15/10/1938.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Button Up, Brother

A nice pictorial reply to some Twitter dullard methinks.
The Adventures of Devil Doone by R. Carson Gold from Man Junior, May 1955.
(I couldn't resist adding a bit of colour).

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dr. Grabow Pipes

Some interestingly shaped pipes from Dr. Grabow.
From Playboy, December 1963.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The 'Dean Martin' Collar

I presume that the 'Dean Martin' collar will attract boobicular young ladies.
From Esquire, October 1954.

Virginia Gordon 2

Not the greatest print quality, folks, but a blurry Virginia Gordon is better than no Virginia Gordon.
From the Mr. Annual, Fall 1966.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Brigitte Bardot's Bottom

You've seen it before and you'll see it again but, for now, you're seeing it here; Brigitte Bardot's incredible derriere.
From Playboy, July 1964.

Can't Dance?

From Health & Efficiency , April 1948.