How wives should undress in front of their husbands (1937)

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By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 19 July 2012

This photoshoot from 1937 shows the contrast in the ‘undressing’ style of former Burlesque stripper, June St. Clair, as compared to a ‘typical wife’, who doesn’t disrobe with quite the same, erm, allure. The photos were by Peter Stackpole and done for the Allen Gilbert School of Undressing. [via How to be a Retronaut]

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1942 Photo Guide on How To Kiss Correctly

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By Zolton in New Photography on Thursday 14 June 2012

Our friends over at the always fascinating Retronaut website have just published a guide to, erm, proper kissing. That’s right. How to smooch appropriately. The photos come via a Life Magazine spread from 1942.

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Portrait photos of Marilyn Monroe from 1950

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By Casper Johansson in New Photography on Friday 27 April 2012

Our friends at Retronaut published these devastatingly beautiful portrait shots of the late, great Marilyn Monroe, which were taken by Edward Clarke in 1950, when she was around 24 years old. The photos are courtesy of the wonderful Life.com archive.

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If There Had Always Been An Internet

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Friday 6 January 2012

Our friends at Retronaut posted this rather provocative selection of vintage Internet screenshots created by the ever-witty Jesse Eisemann. What a shame Twitter wasn’t around in the 60s. Old school Dylan would have carved that channel up.

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Tips For Single Women from 1938

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 6 January 2012

What’s most interesting about this set of vintage tips for single women is how little has changed in the intervening 74 years. Whoops, did I say that. Bite my tongue. Or yours.

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