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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
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Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies

Bettie Page & Other Paper Pinup Fantasies | Herstory | Scoop.it
There obviously some errors in the text — the misspelling of Bettie Page as “Betty Page” and frankly, I am completely lost in the description of this paper doll for...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:18 AM

Thoughts on art, intellectual property rights, and simplistic male fantasies.

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The Sublime Diane Webber

The Sublime Diane Webber | Herstory | Scoop.it

In the history of glamour photography, few women possessedthe combination of beauty, grace and wholesomeness that Diane Webber did. It was more than just her ample bosom (which featured incredibly perfect nipples) and dream-like hourglass figure. She was truly beautiful, with fetching, blue eyes and an overwhelming smile. She was hypnotic, even if she weren't naked! Though only 5' 2", and very curvaceous (listed by Playboy, Feb. 1956 at 39D-23-37, though she was four months pregnant at the time), she always appeared svelte and statuesque, thanks to her ballet dancer's agility and toned figure. She was photographed by some of the most famous names in glamour and nude photography, including Bunny Yeager, Peter Gowland and Russ Meyer, and was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month in May 1955 and February 1956. According to several sources, she is not only the first model to show her pubic hair in Playboy, but also the first to be shown in a full-frontal nude pose.


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About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star

About My Passes On Girls On Glasses – Silent Porn Star | Herstory | Scoop.it

The reason these glasses are so common are that many of them survived for the very same reason of needing to be hidden. Tucked away under the bar, in the booze cabinet, and other places children, in-laws, nosy neighbors, and even spouses were expected not to peer, just saved the life of the glasses. They remained unscathed, hidden in dusty places until the now-adult children discover them as part of the estate. (Of course, the true iconic bachelor, however real or unreal he may be, he may have used the glasses to the point of wearing the decals off them… If we can believe the legends of “the bachelor life”.


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As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 15, 2013 6:43 PM

As you might expect from a site titled "Silent Porn Star" this is NWS; but it's an interesting piece about such collectibles & cultural history.

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Vintage Hula Girls

Vintage Hula Girls | Herstory | Scoop.it
4 Vintage Hula Girls - Rare - 1950s - Japan - - Full color - excellent vintage condition. They have a few minor tiny scrapes where paint is missing.

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Looking Back At Vikki “The Back” Dougan (A Biography)

Looking Back At Vikki “The Back” Dougan (A Biography) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Collecting vintage smut, as I do, I know who Vikki Dougan is; but I’ve been surprised a number of times by both the lack of recognition this iconic beauty has and the lack of information about her. So, ever obsessed as usual, I set out to correct the situation.



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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, July 21, 2013 8:39 PM

She was the inspiration for Jessica Rabbit, English pop artists, and more than one personal fantasy.

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A great profile about an incredible icon!

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Pinups: What Lies Beneath

Pinups: What Lies Beneath | Herstory | Scoop.it

Vintage chalkware pinups and art nudes.

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Esther Williams obituary

Esther Williams obituary | Herstory | Scoop.it
Swimmer who found movie fame in a string of MGM musicals

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:37 AM

For more on Esther Williams, a review of her autobiography: http://www.sex-kitten.net/2454099183554.html

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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl

Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl | Herstory | Scoop.it

“So many women are left out of historical records,” Dahlsad says. “Men will say, ‘I want to show off what my father did; he deserves to shine. Someone should do a book on him!’ Daughters don’t do that about their moms to the same degree, so often things get thrown away. How many men would look at their archives say, ‘Just take it all to the dumpster’? Somebody would be saying, ‘You can’t do that! You’re George Petty. Put it back!’”

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:16 PM

I'm interviewed as part of this article by Lisa Hix

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vintage ephemera model with white dog by thevintagemode on Etsy

vintage ephemera  model with white dog by thevintagemode on Etsy | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist...

Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist... | Herstory | Scoop.it
Vintage Black Glamour remembers the great artist and activist Elizabeth Catlett, who died at her home in Mexico on April 2, 2012. She is pictured here circa 1949 in a photo by Mariana Yampolsky.
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‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Documentary Makes Its World Premiere During Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender

‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ Documentary Makes Its World Premiere During Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender | Herstory | Scoop.it
Shooting to fame in the 1950s with her fetish modeling and racy pinup photos, Bettie Pagecontinues to enchant and inspire multiple generations of women (who continue to emulate her jet black hair, ...

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Alexandre Grinberg - Veiled nude with mask, 1926

Alexandre Grinberg - Veiled nude with mask, 1926 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Alexandre Grinberg - Veiled nude with mask, 1926...

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Gil Elvgren Vintage Pin Ups gallery 12

Gil Elvgren Vintage Pin Ups gallery 12 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Gil Elvgren was America’s pre-eminent pin-up artist , had a simple (though, admittedly, a bit lecherous sounding) criteria for creating his beautiful calendar girls: each had to have a “fifteen...

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Marilyn Monroe Blonde Bombshell Series 2

Marilyn Monroe Blonde Bombshell Series 2 | Herstory | Scoop.it
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you event...

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Vintage sexiness — 22 exotic dancers from the 1890′s

Vintage sexiness — 22 exotic dancers from the 1890′s | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Spin The Wheel, Land On Vera Francis

Spin The Wheel, Land On Vera Francis | Herstory | Scoop.it
Who wouldn’t fall in love with a vintage roulette wheel of pinups? The seller (Grapefruit Moon Gallery), says this in the item’s description (links added by me): ITEM: You are...
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Curated by Deanna Dahlsad
An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
Other Topics
A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.