I am a lover of 50s Kitsch, Old Hollywood Glamour, Vintage Sleaze, Vintage Cheesecake, Pin ups, Atomic Era style, fashion and design. About half of the images I post BELONG TO ME via the plethora of vintage magazines I own and a rickety old scanner on it's last legs, the other half DO NOT BELONG TO ME and are images I have found all over the net. I will make EVERY EFFORT to attribute an image that I post to it's proper owner. 95 percent of what I post are images from the 1950s and 60s, 4 percent are from earlier on and the remaining 1 percent can be anything that happens to float my boat at the moment. I Do post semi nude and nude images and what I consider to be "soft" fetish stuff mostly by Irving Klaw. I have had one or two requests asking me not to post those images. I have decided that I will continue to do so. I might add that I will NEVER post an image that I find to be HARD CORE, DISGUSTING, SHOCKING OR FRIGHTENING, there are more than enough of those images around already. Please enjoy your stay! Oh and, by the way...the search button on this blog actually WORKS!
Casting Call, 1961
”HOLLYWOOD HUNTS A BLACK CAT. Out of this sidewalk full of black cats one may be chosen for the title role in “The Black Cat,” one of three segments in “Tales of Terror,” which American International Pictures is casting at Producers Studio. Director Roger Corman hopes to find six look-a likes—one to star, the others to stand in—for the movie thriller starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Joyce Jameson.”
Clothing Fads, “Suse” Sweaters- 1940s-1950s
Hollywood stars like them for their distracting, zany designs.
“Six years ago, Susan Dannenburg, who liked sweaters but did not have a sweater figure, knitted one for herself while waiting for a broken leg to mend. She decorated them with bleeding hearts, poodles, pink elephants and flowers with the idea of drawing attention to the sweater and not the shape of the wearer. The Scheme worked so well that she knitted some for her friends and even began selling a few. Some of her best customers were Hollywood women, Barbara Stanwyck, “Slim” Hawks, Esther Williams and Jennifer Jones. By Now, “Suse” Sweaters (pronounced “Suzy”) are sold all over the country. They are handmade by 20 knitters and 3 girls who do nothing but cut out zany appliques all day. Some are further decorated by splashy fake jewels and beads. The effect is extravagant and so is the price: $50 to $70 “
Suse Sweaters were still quite popular throughout the 1950s as well and lovers of vintage wear still seek them out today!
Photos: Bert Stern
Marilyn sure knew how to make love to the camera