Monday, March 16, 2009

Vintage lingerie advertising

Great elegance lingerie advertising!

Anita Ekberg

While at Universal, Ekberg caught the attention of legendary director and photographer Russ Meyer, who went on record numerous times to say she was the most beautiful woman he ever photographed and that her 40D bustline was the most ample in A list Hollywood history, dwarfing rivals Jayne Mansfield and the British actress Sabrina.Ekberg also delighted gossip columnists with her social life. She was linked to many famous men, and was given the nickname "The Iceberg" because of her mysterious demeanor.

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 was pre-arranged with a photographer.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pin up hair tutorial

How to do a simple hair style, hair do. Rockabilly, or Pin up look.

Pinup Hairstyle

Loosely based on a Joyce Ballantyne print. More reminiscent of Trudy Cockenlocker from Miracle of Morgans Creek

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler was an actress, singer, and dancer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers, particularly 42nd Street. From 1928 to 1940, she was married to legendary singer Al Jolson. She retired from show business in the 1940s but made a widely publicized comeback on Broadway in 1971.

Ruby Keeler in Ready

Bebe Daniels and Ruby Keeler

Sonja Henie - Norwegian figure skater and actress

Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and actress. She is a three-time Olympic Champion (1928, 1932, 1936), a ten-time World Champion (1927-1936) and a six-time European Champion (1931-1936). Henie won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies figure skater. At the height of her acting career she was one of the highest paid movie stars in Hollywood.
This is footage of Sonja Henning. It is available along with other Olympics footage

Norwegian skating champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner, entered Hollywood in 1936.

Original Hollywood Platinum Blonde - Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s. Known as the "Platinum Blonde" and (what Maxene Andrews describes her as) the "Blonde Bombshell" due to her famous platinum blonde hair, and ranked as one of the greatest movie stars of all time by the American Film Institute, Harlow starred in several films, mainly designed to showcase her magnetic sex appeal and strong screen presence, before making the transition to more developed roles and achieving massive fame under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Harlow's enormous popularity and "laughing vamp" image were in distinct contrast to her personal life, which was marred by disappointment, tragedy, and ultimately, her sudden death from renal failure at age 26.

Images of the original Hollywood Platinum Blonde. For more Jean Harlow see REPRISE edition.

Jean Harlow in BOMBSHELL

Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell was an Academy Award-nominated American actress. Considered a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Hays Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions.
Images of the blonde, blue-eyed wisecracking Star of the 1930's