Archive for the ‘Pin-ups’ Category

Albert Joseph Pénot
(1862–1930) was a French painter known for female nudes. Today, he is more popularly and specifically recognized for a subset of paintings centring on women of darker, more macabre themes.


Styles and themes

Pénot was concerned first and foremost with anatomically accurate portrayals of women. Singular female forms were the implicit focus of his work, whereas the worlds surrounding his characters are seldom realized beyond misty atmospheres and patches of shadow and light. Environments are incidental and are typically shrouded in haze, giving the figures themselves explicit priority. However, Pénot was more versatile in his artistry, and was not confined exclusively to female nudes: church figures were another of his subjects, in addition to occasional compositions depicting scenes of men and women from high society in narratives framed by more conventional settings.


Text from Wikipedia

Read Full Post »


Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 – February 29, 1980), born Gillette Elvgren in Saint Paul, Minnesota, was an American painter of pin-up girls, advertising and illustration. Elvgren was one of the most important pin-up and glamour artists of the twentieth century. Today he is best known for his pin-up paintings for Brown & Bigelow. Elvgren studied at the American Academy of Art.

Read Full Post »


…… told you to always wear clean knickers

Read Full Post »

a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_01

Here is a complete 1952 Ballyhoo Calendar illustrated by American master Gillette “Gil” Elvgren, who you probably already know as one of the most important and influential illustrators of his time. If not, biographies of the man abound online, so for more info let your fingers do the walking. Just out of curiosity, a bit of research on Ballyhoo showed it was a humour magazine that existed from 1952 to 1954 and was a re-launch of an earlier publication of the same named that ran from 1931 to 1939. This could be wrong, so if you have better info please let me know.

a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_02a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_03a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_04a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_05a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_06a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_07a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_08a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_09a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_10a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_11a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_12a12032_ballyhoo calendar 1952_13

Images found on PULP international

Read Full Post »

a12031_Earl MacPherson_01a12031_Earl MacPherson_02a12031_Earl MacPherson_03a12031_Earl MacPherson_04a12031_Earl MacPherson_05a12031_Earl MacPherson_06a12031_Earl MacPherson_07

The 1953 Models Sketchbook by Earl MacPherson with advertising for Brookpark Tool & Forge Inc.

Images found on NotPulpCover

Read Full Post »


Kerstin Anita Marianne Ekberg was a Swedish actress, model, and sex symbol. She is best known for her role as Sylvia in the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita (1960), which features a scene of her cavorting in Rome’s Trevi Fountain alongside Marcello Mastroianni.

a12021_anita_02Early life

Ekberg was born on 29 September 1931, in Malmö, Skåne, the eldest girl and the sixth of eight children. In her teens, she worked as a fashion model. In 1950, Ekberg entered the Miss Malmö competition at her mother’s urging, leading to the Miss Sweden contest which she won. She consequently went to the United States to compete for the Miss Universe 1951 title (an unofficial pageant at that time, the pageant became official in 1952) despite speaking little English.

Early career

Though she did not win Miss Universe, as one of six finalists she did earn a starlet‘s contract with Universal Studios, as was the rule at the time. In America, Ekberg met Howard Hughes, who at the time was producing films and wanted a12021_anita_03her to change her nose, teeth and name (Hughes said “Ekberg” was too difficult to pronounce). She refused to change her name, saying that if she became famous people would learn to pronounce it, and if she did not become famous it would not matter.

As a starlet at Universal, Ekberg received lessons in drama, elocution, dancing, horseriding and fencing. She appeared briefly in the 1953 Universal films, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars and The Golden Blade. Ekberg skipped many of her drama lessons, restricting herself to horseriding in the Hollywood Hills. Ekberg later admitted she was spoiled by the studio system and played instead of pursuing bigger film roles.

Mainstream career

The combination of a colourful private life and physique gave her appeal to gossip magazines such as Confidential and to the new type of men’s magazine that proliferated in the 1950s. She soon became a major 1950s pin-up. In addition, Ekberg participated in publicity stunts. Famously, she admitted that an incident where her dress burst open in the lobby of London’s Berkeley Hotel a12021_anita_01was prearranged with a photographer.

By the mid-1950s, after several modelling jobs, Ekberg finally broke into the film industry. She guest-starred in the short-lived TV series Casablanca (1955) and Private Secretary. She had a small part in the film Blood Alley (1955) starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall. She appeared alongside the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedy act in Artists and Models (1955) andHollywood or Bust (1956) both for Paramount Pictures. For a while she was publicized as “Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe.”

Paramount cast her in War and Peace (1956) which was shot in Rome, alongside Mel Ferrer and Audrey Hepburn. Meanwhile, RKO gave the actress her first leading role in Back from Eternity (also 1956). Ekberg featured in five films released during 1956, the last two being Man in the Vault and Zarak. These other a12021_anita_04productions were minor and had a limited impact on her career. In 1957, she starred in the British drama Interpol with Victor Mature and Valerie also in 1957 with Sterling Hayden.

In 1958, she appeared in two high-profile films, where she co-starred with Bob Hope in Paris Holiday and starred with Philip Carey and Gypsy Rose Lee in Screaming Mimi. A European film, Sheba and the Gladiator (1959), followed.

Federico Fellini gave Ekberg her greatest role in La Dolce Vita (1960), in which she played the unattainable “dream woman” of the character played by Marcello Mastroianni. The film has been released in English, French, German and Italian. After this, she accepted a fairly good role in The Dam of the Yellow River in 1960.

She then appeared in Boccaccio ’70 (1962), a film that also featured Sophia Loren and Romy Schneider. Soon thereafter, Ekberg was being considered to play the first Bond girl, Honey Ryder in Dr. No, but the role went to an unknown Ursula Andress. In 1963, Ekberg would go on to costar with Andress, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin in the western-comedy 4 for Texas. Fellini would call her back for two more films: I clowns (1972), and Intervista (1987), where she played herself in a reunion scene with Mastroianni.

a12021_anita_05Personal life

Both Ekberg’s marriages were to actors. She was married to Anthony Steel from 1956 to 1959 and to Rik Van Nutter from 1963 until their divorce in 1975. In one interview, she said she wished she had a child, but stated the opposite on another occasion.

Ekberg was often outspoken in interviews, naming famous people she couldn’t bear. And she was frequently quoted as saying that it was Fellini who owed his success to her, not the other way around. “They would like to keep up the story that Fellini made me famous, Fellini discovered me,” she said in a 1999 interview with The New York Times.

Ekberg did not live in Sweden after the early 1950s and rarely visited the country. However, she welcomed Swedish journalists into her house outside a12021_anita_06Rome and in 2005 appeared in the popular radio program Sommar, where she talked about her life. She stated in an interview that she would not move back to Sweden before her death since she would be buried there.

On 19 July 2009, she was admitted to the San Giovanni Hospital in Rome after falling ill in her home in Genzano according to a medical official in its neurosurgery department. She had been living in Italy for many years. Despite her condition not being serious, Ekberg was put under observation in the facility.

In December 2011, it was reported that the 80-year-old Ekberg was “destitute” following three months in a hospital with a broken thigh in Rimini, during which her home was robbed and badly damaged in a fire. Ekberg applied for help from the Fellini Foundation, itself in difficult financial straits.

Text from Wikipedia

Read Full Post »

a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendara1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_01a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_02a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_03a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_04a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_05a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_06a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_07a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_08
a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_09a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_10
a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_11a1202_Spick and Span 1956 Calendar_12

Images found on oldfetishmags.com

Read Full Post »

Lucky Sod!

a1152_lucky santa

Image found at pinuptown.com

Read Full Post »

a1108_Félix Meynet_11a1108_Félix Meynet_01a1108_Félix Meynet_02a1108_Félix Meynet_03a1108_Félix Meynet_04a1108_Félix Meynet_05a1108_Félix Meynet_06a1108_Félix Meynet_07a1108_Félix Meynet_08a1108_Félix Meynet_09a1108_Félix Meynet_10

Read Full Post »

forgotten ones a1105_jeanne_carmen_14
Jeanne Carmen
(August 4, 1930 – December 20, 2007) was an American model, pin-up girl, trick-shot golfer, and B movie actress.

Early life and career

Jeanne Laverne Carmen was born in Paragould, Arkansas. As a child she picked cotton before running away from home at age 13. As a teen, she moved to New York City and landed a job as a dancer in Burlesque, with Bert Lahr. Later she became a model, appearing in several men’s magazines. She also became a trick golfer, appearing with Jack Redmond.


While in her 20s, she came to Hollywood and appeared in B movies such as Guns Don’t Argue and The Monster of Piedras Blancas. She played both brassy platinum-blondes and (with her natural dark hair) sultry Spanish women.[Carmen’s smouldering good looks, hourglass figure, and striking green eyes quickly landed her on the big screen in 1956 playing a feisty Spanish senorita named "Serelda" in The Three Outlaws, a Western based on the same events as the laterButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and co-starring Neville Brand and Alan Hale, Jr as Butch and Sundance. She was then cast by producer/director Howard W. Koch as an Indian girl in War Drums alongside Lex Barker of Tarzan fame. Koch took a liking to Carmen and cast her in his next flick for Warner Bros, the teenage rock n roll juvenile delinquent themedUntamed Youth in 1957 co-starring Rockabilly legend Eddie Cochran, which inspired Cochran to cover the song "Jeannie, Jeannie, Jeannie" for her.


Carmen also appeared as a femme fatale in Portland Exposé alongside Frank Gorshin who later gained fame as the "Riddler" on the Batman series. She also appeared in the Three Stooges short subject A Merry Mix Up playing Joe Besser‘s girlfriend "Mary." The short is notable for the Stooges playing three sets of identical triplets.


Later years

In 1998, Carmen was the subject of a TV biography titled "Jeanne Carmen: Queen of the B-Movies", on the series E! True Hollywood Story. The show stated that Carmen maintained a "dangerously close friendship with Marilyn Monroe and The Kennedys" and that after the death of Monroe, Carmen was told to leave town by Chicago mobster Johnny Rosselli who was working for Chicago Mob Boss Sam Giancana. Carmen, believing her life was in danger, fled to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she lived incognito for over a decade. Carmen abandoned her platinum blonde locks, had three children and lived a quiet life, never mentioning her prior life in Hollywood.

Carmen’s last published interview was on November 21, 2007, by SX News, an Australian weekly gay and lesbian newspaper.



Year Title Role Notes
1951 Mike and Buff Princess Jeanne Episode: "Princess Jeanne"
1953 Striporama Venus Beauty Uncredited
1956 The Three Outlaws Serelda  
1957 War Drums Yellow Moon  
1957 A Merry Mix Up Mary  
1957 Untamed Youth Lillibet  
1957 Portland Exposé Iris  
1958 I Married a Woman Camera Girl Uncredited
1958 Too Much, Too Soon Tassles Uncredited
1958 The Millionaire Mary Evans Episode: "The Wally Bannister Story"
1958 26 Men Lili Mae Turner Episode: "The Last Rebellion"
1958 Born Reckless Rodeo Girl  
1959 The Monster of Piedras Blancas Lucy  
1959 Riverboat Janine – Blonde Girl in Stagecoach Episode: "A Night at Trapper’s Landing"
1959 Have Gun – Will Travel Blonde Glamour Girl Episode: "Tiger"
1960 Tightrope Francie Episode: "The Chinese Pendant"
1961 The Dick Powell Show Nikki Episode: "Three Soldiers"
1962 The Devil’s Hand The Blonde Cultist Credited as Jeannie Carman
2005 The Naked Monster Mrs. Lipschitz  

Text from Wikipedia

Read Full Post »

img_002You’d better believe a mermaid like Harriet doesn’t need a pair of water wings. She could go down with any sinking sea captain and beat him to the surface. So for all outdoorsmen who like aquatic sports … here’s the Geller gill girl. We sent an undercover agent on this job, but you can see he turned out to be an underwater sneak

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted 😉

Read Full Post »

img_003headingMaybelline works as a model for one of those weird modern sculptors. He does things with metal, shaping it in a thousand ways. Some of his things hang from restaurant ceilings or hotel lobbies. Maybe you’ve seen them.

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted 😉


Read Full Post »


Hollywood’s New “IT” Girl –Terry Higgins

Terri Higgins is a Tennessee beauty with that something special that southern girls seem to have in great profusion. Some of you old timers may be thinking that this young lady resembles Clara Bow, the “IT" girl of the silent picture era. If the "IT" girl had it, Terri has "IT" plus …. A certain charm that is unexplainable.

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted 😉

Read Full Post »

Sonja Jeannine2Sonja Jeannine is a retired Austrian stage actress who particularly became famous with the sexploitation films of the early to mid-1970s.


Jeannine started her career with the ensemble Löwinger-Bühne and later passed to cinema, especially acting in sex report films directed by Ernst Hofbauer, such as three Schulmädchen-Report films as well as Schlüsselloch-Report (hotel sexuality report) and Frühreifen-Report (adolescent sexuality report). During 1976 and 1977, she was active in Italian exploitation cinema but returned to Viennese theatres with Erich Padalewski by 1978. By the early 1980s, she was performing at Theater in der Josefstadt and during this period, she met entrepreneur Richard Lugner in 1983 with whom she got engaged. Jeannine’s last acting performance was in the play Der Schwierige at the Bregenz Festival the same year.

Sonja Jeannine4Sonja Jeannine5

Selected filmography

Sonja Jeannine3

Text from Wikipedia

Read Full Post »


Images found at PRINTS

Read Full Post »


Read Full Post »

ill_006_thumbLaurie Amberson couldn’t have known there was magic in her bathtub that would make her every wish come true. She was dazzled by the spell, but not as dazzled as you’ll be by the spell Laurie herself casts!

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  are against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above. In other words you’re flying solo from here on – Ted 😉

Enhanced by Zemanta

Read Full Post »


When Marilyn Monroe posed for Earl Moran in the first of their sessions that took place between 1946 and 1950, she was just 19 and an aspiring actress, while Moran had established himself as a leading illustrator of beautiful women; his work for magazines and calendars placed him in the company of Alberto Vargas and George Petty. See the rest of the image gallery HERE

Text from marilynmonroe.ca

Enhanced by Zemanta

Read Full Post »

john silver
john silver2

John Silver was the first American Blend cigarette produced in Sweden. Launched as a non-filter cigarette in 1947, it became the leading cigarette brand in Sweden for many years. Today, the John Silver brand is sold both as a filter cigarette and as a non-filter cigarette.

john silver3

Read Full Post »

img_01The Bare Mare
TOPPER present a companion for … Well …Horsing around

It doesn’t really matter what kind of natural setting anyone shows us. we’ve long since lost our love of the great outdoors, along with a confirmed case of hay fever, strong and rampant allergies to new mown hay, tumbleweed and primitive plumbing.

Read the whole article and see
the naughty pictures HERE

Warning: Nudity do occur in this article. If you are under age or live in a country where watching images of nude women for some reason  is against the law  I take no responsibility if you click the link above – Ted 😉

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »

%d bloggers like this: