Phototgraphs VIII: Pin Ups, Beauties, Burlesque Queens, and Cheesecake!

This board is for the cheesecake models and burlesque dancers of the past in photograph. There is a board just for Diana Dors, Jayne Mansfield, Mamie Van Doren, and Marilyn Monroe called "The Bombshells". Didn't want them overshadowing everyone else! For girls that are showing more than is kid friendly go to the board named "Nudie". For illustrated pinup girls visit the board called Art: The Pinup.


Phototgraphs VIII: Pin Ups, Beauties, Burlesque Queens, and Cheesecake!

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Christine James, Beauty Parade magazine, July 1950

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Virginia Mayo, Beauty Parade magazine, July 1950

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Dancer Evelyn Pilcher gets a full two page spread in Beauty Parade magazine, 1950. The Devil Dance (Malay and India) as she performs it on Broadway. It is always fabulous to find a black performer getting a decent spread in predominantly white magazines. There are still decades to go before seeing such a thing isn't remarkable.

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From retrogoddess: Bettie Page’s mugshot from October 29th 1972. Many of Bettie’s fans don’t seem to know that she left the pinup world and became a religious fanatic. Years later she was diagnosed as schizophrenic and eventually spent over 11 years in a state mental institution because she stabbed three people. A husband and wife the first time, and her 66 year old roommate the second time because she said “God inspired her to do it”. Bettie was an interesting woman with a turbulent life.

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BRILLIANT! No idea who she is, but I'll find out!

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    Roxanne R

    Is it Anita Ventura?

Human nature

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  • Prof. Zippy Tu Yu
    Prof. Zippy Tu Yu

    Who passed out in front ?

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    B.Baxter Matheny

    Miss New Zealand in 1954 Miss Universe Pageant (tho I am confused by some wearing names of American states). They didn't otherwise identify contestant but did say she passed out from the heat.

50s Burlesque performer Patti Waggin

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Dancer Ida Marina photographed by Bernard of Hollywood, 1956

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A young Bettie Page. When she started pin up modeling she didn't have the ubiquitous "bettie bangs" as they came to be known. Somewhere on here I have a photo of her doing a pin up shoot before she got bangs - in bra and undies and not just flashing leg! Looks like she's just warming up to the idea of stripping for the camera in this photo.

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    Tiara Morava

    Brandy Passalis thought of you..

Miss UFO, 1950s

littlebunnysunshine: Miss UFO, 1950s • Vintage TikiTacky

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Hotter than a gun

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    LaToya Good

    ha, ha, ha. FAIL!

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    Vintage Tikitacky

    There are some hilarious vintage "sexy photo" fails at Olga's House of Shame.

Maila Nurmi (Vampira)

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Conchita Montenegro, 1931, photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull

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Rare Bettie Page from a homemade scrapbook found in a dumpster in the 1960s. Side by side photos of Bettie, one of them sans the ubiquitous Bettie bangs.

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    Melissa Eve

    wow, why would anyone throw away a scrapbook like that?

Burlesque dancer Ethelyn Butler c. 1955

Curvy is the new black.

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vavavoomrevisited: from the ( snapshots on the beach ) collection

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  • Chriseda Howard
    Chriseda Howard

    Notice she has real curves? Back then women were allowed to look like women instead of emaciated stick figures.

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    Vintage Tikitacky

    Women are far more to blame for this state of affairs than men are. Studies continually show men select as ideal, women two body sizes larger then what women believe to be ideal. I think even today most men would rather shag Christina Hendricks than they would any selection of models paraded in front of them. Women. We piss me off. We preach 'curvy is beautiful' out of one side of our face and endlessly obsess about being thin to the point of cardiac arrest out of the other. Pfft.

Who wouldn't want to be Miss Nuclear Bomb???

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No info on date, location and model yet. I'll come back to it....

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Gene Tierney

Retrogasm | Gene Tierney

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American showgirl Baby Scruggs as she appears in the revue ‘From Paris To Piccadilly’, at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 25th April 1952. Photograph by George Konig.

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The infamous Sabrina. Bless her dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks heart!

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Jayne Mansfield from Mr. Man Magazine, 1962

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Bettie Page battling it out in a "Gypsy Girl on Trial" photo spread from Whisper Magazine, 1952.

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    April

    Love! Stalking you right.Now.

  • April
    April

    Finally bit the bullet and joined tumbler just to follow you! :-O

Blaze Starr, burlesque star of the 1950s

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