Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pin-up models from the 20s

This video presentation of the pin-up stars from the 20s to the 60s.

Pin-up girls or pin-up models are either models, fashion models or actresses whose mass-produced pictures enjoy wide appeal as pop culture.

Irish McCalla

Nellie Elizabeth "Irish" McCalla was an American actress and artist best-known as the title star of the 1950s television series Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.

McCalla was already a popular pinup model by 1952, when she and other models appeared in the film River Goddesses, consisting of several voluptuous young women frolicking in the Grand Canyon.
Following the one-season Sheena, McCalla appeared in five films from 1958 to 1962, and guest roles on the TV series Have Gun — Will Travel and Route 66. Additionally, she formed McCalla Enterprises, Inc.


The term "cheesecake" is synonymous with pin-up photo. The earliest documented print usage of this sense of cheesecake is in 1934 [1], predating pin-up, although anecdotes say the phrase was in spoken slang some 20 years earlier, originally in the phrase (said of a pretty woman) "better than cheesecake." In the 1950s, for example, there was a magazine called Cheesecake that had a young Marilyn Monroe in a yellow bikini on its cover in 1953

Vargas Girls. The most beautiful of all the pin ups.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jody Miller

She released her first album on Capitol Records in 1964 and had a modest pop hit that year with "He Walks Like a Man".

In 1965, she released an answer record to Roger Miller's blockbuster hit "King of the Road," titled "Queen of the House" (which became her signature hit, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 5 on the country singles chart). Miller won the Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song in 1966.

Maids dancing with pots and pans, a cartwheeling ice man, and Jody Miller singing her award winning hit.

Donna Theodore

Donna Theodore is an American Actress and singer who first came to attention as a headliner at many famous nightclubs during the 1960s including the Copacabana, The Fountainebleau Hotel, the Fairmont Hotel, and the El San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Winding up on the tiger skin once again, Donna Theodore sings "Femininity" in this classic Scopitone from 1958. Poor Donna. It's not easy being beautiful.

Theodore won a Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 1975 musical Shenandoah (musical). Theodore is the first person to receive a Drama Desk award in the category of Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Prior to the 1974-1975 awards, Drama Desk awards did not make distinctions between the sexes or musical versus dramatic roles. Theodore's success on Broadway boosted her career and led to concerts at major performance venues such as Carnegie Hall. In concert, Theodore has performed opposite such stars as Bob Hope, Bill Cosby, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Bob Newhart, George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Rich Little and many more.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Theodore appeared regularly on many different talk and variety shows on television including Dick Cavett, Mike Douglas, and Merv Griffin. She is perhaps best remembered for her appearances with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show, making more than 50 guest appearances. Theodore also created the role of Kitty Merritt on the daytime drama Search for Tomorrow, appeared in the television movie Face of Fear, and acted in numerous other popular TV shows like B.J. and the Bear, Family Medical Center, Lanigan’s Rabbi, and Rosetti & Ryan.wiki

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pin Up Lipstick

Pinup Girl Makeup Curls Post-War

A "lipstick lesbian" is a gay or bisexual woman who exhibits feminine gender attributes. The alliterative term is thought to have come into common usage during the 1980s in order to distinguish between lesbians who adhere to more conventional gender roles and those who do not.

Pin-Up Tattoos

Pinup Tattoo Pictures taken from checkoutmyink.com

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Makeup Tips for 1950s

Become the perfect 1950s pinup girl with these professional makeup tips.

Nostalgia for the 1950s comes in all forms, one being a renewed interest in the look of famous pinup girls, like Marilyn Monroe and others.

Retro Fitness

Physical Fitness is important! These 40's gals show you how it's done in heels and panties! Reaching, stretching, bending , whew!

Bend Down Sister