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]
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.
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.
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.
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.