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4th of July Pinups – Bombs, Boobs and Bunting

Happy 4th!

Ava Gardner

 

Marilyn Monroe

 

Painting by Gil Elvgren

 

 

Barbara Eden

 

Helen Twelvetrees

 

Debbie Reynolds

 

 

Cyd Charisse w/ Tom & Jerry

 

Painting by A. Vargas – caption read – “Golly Mr. Hancock yours is the largest.”

 

Rita Hayworth

 

Marilyn

 

Susan Hayward and Virginia Dale

 

 

Jane Mansfield

 

Doris Day

 

 

MM

The Bullet Bra – 1950’s Pin-up Necessity

The bullet bra was created by the Maidenform Company in the 1940’s, but with the war raging it didn’t and couldn’t (war time restrictions on nylon) become popular until the mid 1950’s. Every actress, pin-up and girl on the street just had to wear this newest fashion. Women were getting some well deserved freedoms after the war and with all the men back in the States, sex and being sexy was back in style. Sometimes super-sexy, sometimes just plain weird, the bullet bra became the look of the 50’s – the Sweater Girl, Jane Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe and The Outlaw. Never being a fan of the “Pointy Breast” I don’t quite get it. But really, what’s to get? Everybody loves boobs and the bullet bra sure gave you something to look at and dream about.

Jane Russel in The Outlaw

Marilyn Monroe

Elizabeth Taylor

What the hell?????

You can’t play Hide and Seek wearing this bra

Jane Mansfield

Julie (Catwoman) Newmar

Ann Francis (Honey West)

Let Me Sell You Something – Beautiful Movie Posters

Sorry about this, but here’s a shameless promotion and some sweet movie posters for sale. They’re all cool art and would look smashing on your wall. We just opened on online store specializing in vintage clothes and home decor. You should go there – http://dearwolfvintage.bigcartel.com. If you want one of these beauties send me a note or comment here (they’re not up on our store yet). Don’t worry there won’t be too many more commercials. Back to our regularly scheduled blog. – J.

& Year Itch - Marilyn Monroe  French Moyenne 23" x 31" $300

& Year Itch – Marilyn Monroe French Moyenne 23″ x 31″
$300

Deadlier Than the MAle - Elke Sommer  French Moyenne 23" x 31" $125

Deadlier Than the MAle – Elke Sommer French Moyenne 23″ x 31″
$125

Kitten w/ a Whip - Ann Margaret.  French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $300

Kitten w/ a Whip – Ann Margaret. French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$300

Midnight Cowboy - John Voight & Dustin Hoffman - Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78"  $150

Midnight Cowboy – John Voight & Dustin Hoffman – Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″ $500

Secret Police - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $150

Secret Police – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$150

Summer Love - John Saxon - US  27" x 41" on linen

Summer Love – John Saxon – US 27″ x 41″ on linen  $125

Quatermas and the Pit aka 5 Million Miles to Earth - Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78"  $150

Quatermas and the Pit aka 5 Million Miles to Earth – Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″ $200

The Hunger - David Bowie Italian 1-Sheet 33" x 55"

The Hunger – David Bowie
Italian 1-Sheet 33″ x 55″  $150

How to Murder Your Wife - Jack Lemmon   French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $100

How to Murder Your Wife – Jack Lemmon French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$100

001, Destination Jamaica - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $100

001, Destination Jamaica – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$100

Journal of a Semi Virgin - French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $75

Journal of a Semi Virgin – French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$75

French 1 Panel 47" x 63" $75

French 1 Panel 47″ x 63″
$75

Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78" $100

Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″
$100

The Third Key - US  27" x 41" on linen

The Third Key – US 27″ x 41″ on linen  $225

Italian 4 Panel - 55" x 78" $100

Italian 4 Panel – 55″ x 78″
$100

Happy Thanksgiving

A Pinup for every occasion.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

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vintage turkey 5

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Everybody Loves: MM

Looking through pictures of Marilyn is like listeng to an AM oldies station. You hear/see the same 5 things over and over again. There are definitely better Elvis songs than Hound Dog, better Stones song than Satisfaction and if I ever hear Stairway to Heaven again it will be too soon. The same applies to Marilyn, she was so much prettier than the brassy, perfectly coiffed headshot – the one every dork (talking to you Megan Fox) has tattooed on their arm – badly, or the 7 Year Itch upskirt shot. The realaxed Marilyn is the prettiest Marilyn – and she was something!

At the beach – 1949

Hollywood – 1952

1949

With husband Arthur “How did I get so Lucky” Miller

With Edddie “Rochester” Anderson and Jack Benny

Happy Valentines Day

February 1954

Elvgren Pinup

Marilyn

George Petty Pinup

February Calendar Page - 1954

Dianne Durbin

Marilyn