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Dean Martin's Kiss Me, Stupid

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This movie isn’t always as appreciated as it ought to be. People too often hear the name “Billy Wilder” and expect a ‘screwball comedy’ but completely miss the deeper, darker tones… Kiss Me, Stupid is one of those films. 


People may chuckle & hoot at the idea of Dean playing “Dino,” a caricature of the drinking, skirt-chasing Dean Martin persona, and the comedy of errors involving mistaken identities, but what they fail to see is black comedy teeth that takes a bite out of the music industry, marriage, and even sex...

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The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter

The Whores of Yore (@WhoresofYore) on Twitter | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The loose morals and tight wit of history's whores.

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My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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My fav new Twitter to follow, for sex worker & sex history.

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1939-1945 Anti-Prostitution Posters

1939-1945 Anti-Prostitution Posters | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Of Mail Order Romance & Smut

Of Mail Order Romance & Smut | Sex Work | Scoop.it

While it is possible that Ms. Brosmer (or Mrs. Weider) simply signed away rights to her name to some photographer, it is even more likely that she and her husband, body builder turned health and fitness king Joe Weider, simply saw money to be made. It was Brosmer, after all, who was the first model to get residuals every time her photo was published, so why shouldn’t she make money off selling her photos directly to the consumer?

In truth, many of the pinup models and burlesque performers ran their own side businesses, selling photographs, autographs, etc. Lily St. Cyr sold lingerie. Lynne O’Neill, The Original Garter Girl, not only had one of these businesses, but apparently kept quite a bit of the correspondence from fans.

Like the models and performers of today, these women...

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The Old Advertising Mantra

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Magazine Advertising
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“ 1942-(via File Photo)- by File Photo on Flickr.

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Strippers Protest Censorship, 1959

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“T’aint fair” reads one of the signs held by protesters of newspaper censorship in 1959. Was that a pun? Could very well have been as a lot of the signs are rather clever with the wordplay. These vintage magazine pages were found...

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Vintage Sex Worker Pulps | Sex~Kitten.net

Vintage Sex Worker Pulps | Sex~Kitten.net | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Vintage paperbacks featuring sex work:

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Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948)

Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

At my vintage living blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew, I’ve written about the tendency to romanticize the past, but I recently read two blog posts discussing vintage fashion in terms of “the vintage girl being the new feminist” and thought it was time to discuss the subject from a more feminist angle…


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Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this ~ it mentions sex workers in a positive light too.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Context matters.

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Whether your passion is vintage fashion orsex positivity, you'll like this.

 

Thanks @Deanna Dahlsad for including sex workers in this post!

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:29 PM

Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this.

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A Bunny Thing Happened: An Oral History of the Playboy Clubs

A Bunny Thing Happened: An Oral History of the Playboy Clubs | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When Hugh Hefner opened the first Playboy Club, in 1960, he was selling men the chance to walk into the pages of his magazine: the swinging-bachelor-pad décor, the carefully garnished cocktails, and, above all, the cantilevered, cottontailed Bunnies. For the women wearing ears, the payoff was entirely different. As a 21st-century Playboy Club opens in London, Bruce Handy hears from Hef, his execs, and a hutchful of former Bunnies about the rise and fall (and rise?) of the nightlife empire that spawned an all-American sex symbol.

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Dance, Ballerina, Dance (Remembering Kathy Keeton; Gone To Soon & Forgotten Even Faster)

Dance, Ballerina, Dance (Remembering Kathy Keeton; Gone To Soon & Forgotten Even Faster) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Who was Kathy Keeton? For starters, Keeton was Guccione’s longtime girlfriend and eventual wife. But she ought to be remembered for far more than that.


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This woman ought to be among the largest names in feminism and publishing -- and an icon of the 1970s - 1980s.

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Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s - Lost At E Minor: For creative people

Incredible photos of exotic dancers from the 1890s - Lost At E Minor: For creative people | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Charles McClaghy Collection has released this intriguing selection of images of female exotic dancers from the 1890s, which shows just how different ou
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"What do you do at a porno magazine?"

"What do you do at a porno magazine?" | Sex Work | Scoop.it

From the April 1986 issue of FOR ADULTS ONLY, an editorial by Neil Wexler, aka Irv O. Neil.

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Playboy Bunny Facts

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The original Playboy Bunnies were required to be able to identify 143 brands of liquor and how to make 20 different cocktails as part of their job.


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Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992)

Peek-A-Boob: Video Vamp (Lynn Muscarella) Phone Sex Cable TV Show (Playboy, June 1992) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Nestled in the clutter of Manhattan's late-night television fare is the ultimate in safe sex for the cable-ready: Voyeurvision, the nation's only live call-in tele-fantasy show. Four nights a week, Lynn Muscarella, the show's campy, vampy hostess, slithers over the sheets while encouraging her phone fans to flesh out their sexiest fantasies. Most, not surprisingly, involve her - which delights the Brooklyn-bred Muscarella. She jokes, teases, pouts, writhes - even blushes. "I'm your video game," she coos to a caller. "Tell me what you want."

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Lightyears ahead of things!

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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 Work | 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 6:09 PM

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

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Melinda Windsor, Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for its February 1966

Melinda Windsor, Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month for its February 1966 | Sex Work | Scoop.it

She had been working as an insurance rater and taking night classes at UCLA. She was going to use the money she earned posing for Playboy to finish her degree and then attend graduate school, her goal was to get a PhD and become a teacher. She did finish her bachelor’s degree later in 1966.

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Hip-hip-whore-ay for sex work paying for education ~ and whatever else women need.

 

Hip-hip-whore-ay for books and reading being sexy.

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FORTUNE MAGAZINE 1935, The Business of Burlesque

FORTUNE MAGAZINE 1935, The Business of Burlesque | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"This a selection from the article in FORTUNE in 1935. Pages 73, 149 and 150 are missing. The detailed industrial information is not unusual for the magazine in the 1930's, but the wealth of accompanying imagery (even at the back of the book) is unusually rich."

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Back In The Day

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NFL Jets 1969 Superbowl winning quarterback , Joe ( Willie ) Nameth sitting at the table beneath a dancer workin' it hard. Note the couples at this club ~ which rather mocks the "women today like to go to see women strip" as a new concept.

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Betty “Blue Eyes” Howard  

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Betty “Blue Eyes” Howard aka. “The Girl Who Has Everything”.. Removing her outer bra on the stage of a Chicago nightclub, sometime in 1952..
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