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I Go Dotty Over A Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Metal Lipstick Tube & Case

I Go Dotty Over A Vintage Mid-Century Modern Brass Metal Lipstick Tube & Case | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Who wouldn't go dotty over this fabulous Mid-Century modern lipstick tube with polka-dots! The golden dots in the ivory enamel or paint expose the gold-tone metal beneath it. (Both the vintage lips...
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70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry

70's Teen Beauty Diary Entry | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
OK, I'll admit that we tried this, my friend Mary & I. We were too young & silly -- hopped up on soda pop, disco music and teenybopper posters from Tiger Beat -- not to know what would happen. Which, in case you didn't see it coming, was
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"Topknot Troubles"

"Topknot Troubles" | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
If you collect vintage magazines and ephemera like I do, you know there's nothing new under the sun. The celebrity names & faces change, there's "modern" graphics and trends too. But the push o...
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When Beauty Is A Crime

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I have a modest collection of vintage vanity items. (My collection and I have even been featured in Collectors News magazine.) And indeed, I’ve often wondered about the vast popularity of Rachel as a powder shade. I’d rather believed the hype that this particular shade was named after a popular actress at the time — but in Antique Personal Possessions, Silvia Druitt gives another possible reason...

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I explore the links between cosmetics, prostituion, actresses, and blackmail.

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Links between cosmetics, prostituion, actresses, and blackmail.


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Vintage Cosmetics & Beauty Accessories: Not Taken At Face Value

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So there I am, in the "Collector's Spotlight" titled Vintage Cosmetics & Beauty Accessories: Not Taken At Face Value, covering two pages (24-25) in text with some photos of my collection.

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Not written by me; but an article about me & my collection.

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Bad Hair Is No Joke (Or, Hairy Situations In Racism & Misogyny)

Bad Hair Is No Joke (Or, Hairy Situations In Racism & Misogyny) | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

I don’t know that I actually have to beat all the dead horses in this vintage ad, do I?  [But] while we are on the subject of hair…

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Horrible advertising & hair's cultural power.

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One horrible vintage ad (and those who click through to read will find lots of info on hair history).

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Horrible advertising & hair's cultural power.

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The importanace of hair

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Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs

Of Valentino, Mineralava Beauty Pageants & Pink Powder Puffs | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it

As a feminist, I have a complicated, conflicted, relationship with beauty pageants. But this vintage booklet from the 1923 Mineralava Beauty Pageant fascinates me because of the man involved: Rudolph Valentino.

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Vanity Collectibles | Collectors' Blog

Vanity Collectibles | Collectors' Blog | You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important | Scoop.it
Women and their vanity -- err, vanity items. Yeah, that's what I meant. Vanity collectibles is a wide category. It spills with as many beautiful and odd
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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 Tomorrow
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.