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The history of sex; the history of us. Erotica, vintage nudes, the dirty secrets of lives past, myths & more. More @ http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/vintage-inspiration/
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Misty Monaco (Miss X)

Misty Monaco (Miss X) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Wearing a black mask, Misty also performed as “Miss X”.  She was managed by Eddie Suez, of the Philadelphia Suez Rothbard Office, whose logo can be seen at the bottom right of the photo.

 

This photo was personalized to Louise, who was the mother of popular burlesque comic and emcee, Bucky Conrad.


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Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) - National Women's History Museum | Sex History | Scoop.it

A native of Missouri, Josephine Baker is remembered for her sultry and comedic stage routines that captivated audiences across the European continent as the Jazz Age unfolded in the United States. During World War II, however, the dancer and singer known as “Black Venus,” “Black Pearl,” or “Creole Goddess” performed a much more important role for her adopted country of France: that of undercover operative in the French Resistance.

 

In addition to serving as a sub-lieutenant in the Women’s Auxiliary of the French Air Force, Baker maintained an exhaustive performance schedule throughout the war, entertaining both French and American troops. These appearances in many of Europe’s wartime cities provided an excellent cover for the different covert activities she undertook on behalf of the Allied cause.


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Julie d’Aubigny, Digital Art History Project

Julie d’Aubigny, Digital Art History Project | Sex History | Scoop.it

An assignment for Advanced Digital! We were supposed to make a gif portrait of a historical figure. I chose Julie d’Aubigny, 17th century swordsmaster and opera singer, responsible for the deaths of at least ten men in duels, and openly bisexual. After her lover was placed into a convent by the girl’s parents, d’Aubigny took the vows to enter the convent as a novice, then rescued her lover and set the convent on fire to cover their escape. Dang.


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A kiss on the hand may be quite continental…

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental… | Sex History | Scoop.it
A kiss on the hand may be quite continental…

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The Simply Divine Cut-Out Doll Book

The Simply Divine Cut-Out Doll Book | Sex History | Scoop.it
vampirestatebuilding: “ Gunna print these babies on cardstock. You’re welcome. ”

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Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour

Bad girls: A history of unladylike behaviour | Sex History | Scoop.it
Domestic and demure. Neat and sweet. Sugar and spice and all things nice… but what happens when girls go bad?

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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Sex History | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:09 PM

Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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The Lovely Nazimova - Here's Looking Like You, Kid

The Lovely Nazimova - Here's Looking Like You, Kid | Sex History | Scoop.it

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 17, 2013 2:08 PM

Photos of vintage actress Alla Nazimova.

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The Early History of Women & Film

The Early History of Women & Film | Sex History | Scoop.it
Every so often, we women complain about women in the media. When it comes to movies, we complain about the diminished roles for maturing women; we complain about the way women are portrayed in films; we complain about the history of films, most notably The Hollywood Code which seemed to destroy & limit our potential as women in film — on both sides of the camera. But long before all that, in the very beginning, it was even worse. Every so often, we women complain about women in the media. When it comes to movies, we complain about the diminished roles for maturing women; we complain about the way...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 17, 2012 3:18 PM

A fascinating history!

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Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law

Midwives, Infanticide, and the Law | Sex History | Scoop.it

"In addition to being the most important female medical practitioners, midwives were central to the maintenance of law and order, as they investigated cases, questioned suspects, and examined condemned women to ensure that no pregnant women were executed."


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Jane Steen's comment, December 5, 2012 7:24 AM
Oh that's so funny - I NEVER get comments on this site! Thanks for paying attention.
Christina Lander's comment, March 3, 2013 6:00 PM
this one is a little confusing however it talks about how midwives are not strictly midwives they do other things as well. such as how they can become in any case involving women.
Jane Steen's comment, March 4, 2013 12:52 AM
That's the beauty of blogs - they can find topics that are a little out of the box.
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Drooling Over The Secretary In The Tight Orange Dress

Drooling Over The Secretary In The Tight Orange Dress | Sex History | Scoop.it
Another example of beleaguered and belittled secretaries as sex objects: vintage cocktail napkins.

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A Trio Of Beatles Babes

A Trio Of Beatles Babes | Sex History | Scoop.it

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Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad

Naughty Secretaries Vs. Bosses Gone Bad | Sex History | Scoop.it

The myth of the naughty secretary was created & used to perpetuate fears among Victorian housewives and beyond.


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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 | Sex History | 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 2:16 PM

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

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Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage

Corsets Bound To Stay Suffrage | Sex History | Scoop.it

In part three of my research into the complicated history of corsets, women's suffrage & feminism enters the story.


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Defining the Historian: Women Who Write About Sex

Defining the Historian: Women Who Write About Sex | Sex History | Scoop.it

So to try and answer this question for myself I turned first to my books, and then to the brilliant community of historians I know on twitter. And we made a list. A list of women who have written about sex, throughout history, so that I can prove women have been doing this for just as long as men. Sexual knowledge is not the authority of just one gender, although history often likes to tell us differently.


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Farewell, Chrissy Amphlett: Defiant performer refused to play by the rules

Farewell, Chrissy Amphlett: Defiant performer refused to play by the rules | Sex History | Scoop.it

[Christina Amphlett, lead singer of the Divinyls]  was dangerous and fearless and confounding because she didn't follow the rules.

 

It's why young women were thrilled by her and even many men eventually found that strength impressive.

 

Of course, she was beset by doubts, like anyone, had more than enough demons and later revealed how much it took out of her to put on that front night after night. But in the big beer barns and the testosterone-fuelled venues where sexism was a given and aggression never too far away, she stared down the blokes, shut them up and then fired them up anew, making them clamour for the front positions as they mixed up fear and attraction, admiration and confusion.

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Poker Alice Tubbs

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The story of Alice Ivers Tubbs, better known as Poker Alice, one of the best gamblers in the Old West, who was rasied in England, educated in borading schools, outlived three husbands, owned a brothel, and shot a man to death.


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Watch The Objectification

Watch The Objectification | Sex History | Scoop.it
I’ve often viewed sexual objectification as a passive-aggressive thing. As in the human being objectified (most often a woman) is passive to the aggressive actions (usually from men). What clinches...

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Sex History | Scoop.it

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 20, 2013 10:18 PM

More photos, links, and info - worthy of the click.

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Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s

Stop That Skirt-Chaser! The Movement to Outlaw Flirting in the 1920s | Sex History | Scoop.it
"Too many motorists are taking advantage of the precedent established during the war by offering to take young lady pedestrians in their cars."

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Marilyn and N°5 - Inside CHANEL

To the question "What do you wear to bed?" Marilyn responded, "CHANEL N°5." What inspired Marilyn's world-famous reply? Discover the answer in Chapter 2 of I...

 

(she sounds a little high)


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Burlesque Dancer Sally Rand

Burlesque Dancer Sally Rand | Sex History | Scoop.it

On horseback; 1930s


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A corny political statement in a vintage men's mag

A corny political statement in a vintage men's mag | Sex History | Scoop.it

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Vintage Space Age Panties

Vintage Space Age Panties | Sex History | Scoop.it

A vintage risque gag gift for women


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