Eric Stanton ponders his first large paycheck after a decade of work!
The author of Money to Burn was NOT the John Carter which may be one of the most expensive stinkers of all time, costing Disney some 100 million dollars. Snicker. He was, however, the author of something certainly as epic…Easy Living! (Bill Alexander did the cover for that one.)
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Either "Vic Ellis" is working overtime as a photographer, or the women are working overtime as models. Certainly they are working harder, as Vic only has to aim and click.
Vic Ellis wrote some of the greatest bad novels of the century. (Last century) How about Wring-Neck Daddy Voyeur? Shorty Pajamas? The Doll Bed?
Vic also wrote In His Hands, All Woman and Curly the Peeper (!) I guess they called him Curly for the little twist behind his ear. Now just remember you can't judge a book by it's cover.
(You CAN judge a Vic Ellis book by it's title.)
The Overtime Job above is about swingers. It was a fad.
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A woman who has returned to the earliest days of glamor photography. Fawna Latrisch. A Camera Club Model from the present! It must be time for Vintage Sleaze CONTEMPORARY and this is number 37 in the series!
Fawna Latrisch sent me a note and said a profile in the series would be "something she is interested in." Umm…no problem.
Fawna is so beautiful it almost hurts. I don't know if they call women over the pond "lookers" but this is one. However, Ms. Latrisch is more than a pretty face. At the young age of twenty, she is also an author. Her new book The Wise Girl's Guide to Modeling is available HERE. Why is Fawna qualified to share advice to other young models? Well…Look at her.
Ms. Latrisch works out of Wolverhapton, England in a lovely 1920's house, but she travels as well. She is studying photography, an interest which certainly helps her work with those who hire her. I am no expert, but I have looked at enough photographs of naked women to run a blog about them (and more) for five years…and Fawna is one of the few who has made me gasp. I even showed my WIFE. She agreed.
Fawna's method harkens back to the Camera Club models of the 1950s, who would arrange group shoots for amateur camera enthusiasts…but then there were few as beautiful as Fawna. You can probably name those who were.
Fawna arranges photo shoots just like Bettie Page and other models in the 1950s. And yes…she does it nude. In some cases, VERY nude and THEN some. Fawna is no angel. If you look around, you will see the type of work Bettie Page implied she was "tricked" into…but Fawna looks, and is, sober. She works by the hour just like the earliest days of glamor photography, and she has already done it from France to Madagascar.
One difference is that Fawna sells her own prints rather than the sleaze balls who did it back then.
The Wise Girl's Guide to Modeling is an ebook available for Kindle. As you can tell from the description, is it is written by a woman already wiser than her years, and by one who has "heard it all before." "Actual experiences of a model who started from scratch and who, in less than two years, was being booked for over three hundred paid shoots a year. It's a success story against all the odds: the fakes, the scams and the sex pests who blight the industry." There is advice on posing and business skills. It is a humorous but practical guide for young women who would like to enter the modeling business yet retain control of their career.
Fawna Latrisch has already appeared in one film, The Look of Love. She has modeled for prominent photographers, and from her looks and her smarts there will be many more. She does fashion, beauty, commercial, art nude and lingerie work. Her group shoots sell out, and she is generally booked six weeks in advance.
In the old days, a women who posed for nude photographs and films had her career ruined. I am going to guess Fawna Latrisch will not.
Dita? There is someone nipping at your high heels.
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VINTAGE SLEAZE CONTEMPORARY is a series which profiles contemporary artists and cartoonists working today who have been influenced by vintage sleaze. All art is copyrighted by the respective creator, distributor or publisher and therefore should not be reproduced WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST. NO cribbing and I ain't fibbing! Each and every post in the Vintage Sleaze Contemporary Series links to the artist's portfolio, website, publisher or representative. EACH POST IN THE VINTAGE SLEAZE CONTEMPORARY SERIES WAS CREATED WITH THE ARTIST'S PERMISSION AND CONTRIBUTIONS. Serious artists are participating in this series, all with their permission. Please respect their efforts and intellectual property. Artists who have contributed so far include: Marty Winters Annabelle Baxter Lena Chandhok, Gary Panter, Vanessa Davis, Jane Dickson, Hudson Marquez Astrid Daley, Antonio Lapone, Leslie Cabarga, Trevor Alixopulus, Paul Swartz, Rebecca Whitaker, Denis St. John, Zahira Kelly, Fairfax and Emery, Elizabeth Watasin, Stephen Adams Jane Dickson, Mala Mastroberte William Schmidt Darlene MacNeil Lila Rees Honey LuLu Tony Fitzpatrick Ryan Heshka Maly Siri and many more. If your work is influenced by the girlie cartoons or pinup models of the past, we would love to see your work.
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A striking book jacket covers hardback vintage sleaze from Vixen Press of Greenwich Village.
An addition to, and referenced in, the earlier post on Vixen Press and Gil Fox HERE
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The rumored but seldom seen Bill Ward illustrations for famed stripper and underwear seller Lili St. Cyr! I guess if you are a burlesque queen going into the fashion business (to sell a "no mystery panty" which had no crotch) you know enough to hire the best, and at the time the best available artist of girlie underwear was Bill Ward. In fact, he would probably be the best today, but he passed away in 1998.
Lili called her creations "breathtakingly effective" whatever that means. Inducing? Engorging? Then she promptly took out full page ads in Men's magazines rather than women's. I'm not quite sure who her market was. Men strippers? Don't be fooled men...women really don't want you to buy them lingerie. They would rather shop themselves. (A scientific fact.)
To see a previous entry in which the government tried to prosecute Lili for selling a vibrator, see HERE.
To see Lili's real name, read the next sentence. Willis Marie VanSchaack
Bill Ward Illustration for Lili St. Cyr Lingerie Catalog. 1965
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Two original snapshots of nearly nude "Ranchettes" as they frolic before paying customers at the "Sally Rand Nude Ranch" exhibit from the 1939 San Francisco Exposition. San Francisco wanted to celebrate the completion of a few bridges linking the area together, so they mounted a somewhat tacky "World's Fair" type thing which like all similar endeavors was pretty much a showcase for brands (such as the popular Heinz Pickle) and a carnival.
Fans rushed to San Francisco to see the Heinz Pickle, where they could enter the "rustic beginnings" door and exit the modern, clean facility on the other side, sample pickle in hand.
Sally's Nude Ranch was located right next door to the "Incubator Babies" and just around the corner from the "Believe It or Not" exhibit and just off "Gay Way." Yes, even then. Sally played coy…the sign to the show read DUDE ranch, but with a large letter N falling toward the D. It's nude, dudes!
There were several risqué shows competing for Californian's hard earned bucks. Billy Rose mounted a show called "Aquacade" and presented wet women. Folies Bergere presented a topless show too…but Sally took the prize. Fans poured in while Heinz was left to suck vinegar. Even the "transparent woman" exhibit had to wait for Dad to walk through Sally's ranch…he knew her glands were mechanical, not flesh.
(to the distain of an unnamed eight year old fairgoer.
Two of the performers are identified as "Marion and Irma" on the reverse of one snapshot here. You don't see too many nude Marions or Irmas anymore.
Sally earlier had the show on the road, or part of it. In 1936 it was reported to be wowing them in Forth Worth (in this version Ms. Rand danced "semi-nude in a cage of lions."
I suspect cameras were not allowed which makes these candid shots special, but it appeared later for the home market as a 3-D filmstrip (Tru-Vue) and apparently a crappy filmed version was made which appeared in a double bill with "No Greater Sin." It's odd IMDB misses the film, but they do list Sally's masterpiece "Getting Gertie's Garter."
This is Number 16 in the series "Greatest Moments in Vintage Sleaze" collect them all!
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Again Superman pulls into stretched duds, but this time it looks like they've screwed up the suit with added plastic innards. It won't be the first time big money screwed up the Superhero. I wish they had quit with George Reeves. I like my super-enemies ignorant buffoons who throw empty guns at the man of steel's chest.
Let's revisit an earlier time when the money boys screwed a REAL superman...the originator, Joe Shuster, who was forced into drawing Sadomasochistic scenarios for a New York mobster, and silly pinup gags for Humorama. Sigh. Sometimes life isn't so super...like when the bills are due.
35 years after giving away his rights to the billion dollar man of steel, Warner Communications (then parent company of DC Comics) belatedly granted Joe a near poverty level pension of $20,000 a year. "Josh" passed away, nearly blind, in 1992.
Previously Unknown Joe Shuster Cartoon Pinup Gag for Humorama
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Kermit Schaefer is best know for his boners. I mean his bloopers, which are also known as boners. Kermit is the father of hilarious mistakes. The next time your date makes you sit until all the credits roll just so you can see Seth Rogen or his fat little brother Jonah Hill make a mistake and break up, think of Kermit. Kermit Schaefer invented that. Now they are known as the "gag reel" but they are bloopers. Kermit put out records of guys making mistakes on the radio.
Sometimes Kermit even faked his bloopers, so he was a deceptive crook. They still do that, but now it is to fill out the "Bonus" version of the DVD.
By extension, Kermit is also responsible for the humorous "clip" shows which used to take your submissions in the mail, but now just take them off You Tube. I don't miss Tosh ever. Daniel Tosh is funny, maybe one of the funniest comics working today. Kermit Schaefer isn't. Working, that is...he croaked.
I digress. The point of this post is to question who would want to LISTEN to burlesque. You go to burlesque to SEE, and if you are lucky, to see Tempest Storm, who is out of place here. But it was a better idea to put her on the record jacket than it was to put out a record of burlesque SOUNDS, that's for sure.
Kermit released his novelty records on Jubilee, an early label which dropped race records on white kids (thank GAWD, white music SUCKED) but also some dreck, and when they went broke, and mobster Moe Levy bought them out.
Burlesque Show is a fairly scarce record. I mean, even with Tempest casting a double shadow over the imaginary first three rows, what the hell are you supposed to get out of playing this record? No boners here. The record inside is MINT but I still haven't played it.
Burlesque Show 10" record. Jubilee Records (also known as Jay-Gee Record Company) Circa 1959 Collection Victor Minx
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Major Hoople (full name Major Amos B. Hoople) who happened to be a major blowhard. A bag of wind frequently exclaiming "FAP!" for some reason…while bragging on himself and remembering things which never happened, just like Abe Simpson. Consequently, he was perfect fodder for a Tijuana Bible. Major Hoople was the star of a comic strip called "Our Boarding House" drawn by Gene Ahern in 1921 which ran over 50 years.
Major Hoople was satirized in several filthy eight-pagers, including the notorious "What Would You Do?" in which a gun wielding dame insists he "finish the job" by performing an act apparently new to him, or she would "pump his head full of holes." Whether Hoople "went there" is left up to the reader, but in the last panel he is asking a friend if his head was full of holes.
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Forgotten fetish artist Nanette Rockwell (in some thigh-high to the sky) and the fine forgotten folks at Tana and Mara's Fetish Fashion Boutique help me celebrate Harvey Fierstein and his Play KINKY BOOTS which is up for 13 Tony Awards tonight. For those of you who didn't live two blocks from Broadway, let me share the day I met Harvey.
In my other life, I am an American Folk Art scholar (of sorts) and collector (of sorts.) Years ago, I found, and subsequently sold on eBay an wonderful antique carved ventriloquist dummy. I needed the dough. A big wooden head with a moving jaw atop a chest-sized frame. The winning bidder? Harvey Fierstein.
Harvey was working a matinee show, and since I lived two blocks from the theater he was appearing in, he asked me to deliver it. So I walked to the theater with my friend…a large wooden dummy.
Sure enough, as I approached the stage door, I heard the rasp of a Broadway God. "J I M?" The minute he saw me and my Vent figure approach through Shubert Alley he shouted and waved.
Harvey is pretty good at both shouting and waving.
Congrats to Mr. Fieldstein and his play Kinky Boots.
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Even though the vibrator was "electrified" years before the electric iron and the vacuum cleaner, here in 1957 a "backscratcher" still had to fill in for the "erotic novelty" in a men's magazine. In 1966, a cordless vibrator was patented, but it would be years later when even gag cartoonists dared mention the Big O. Just an observation.
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Tana Louse Miss Exotique Personality Series THE RARE DIGESTS NUMBER 40 IN THE SERIES ON VINTAGE SLEAZE
The Rare Digests Number 40 has plenty of personality, eh? Number FORTY in our series…a milestone which impresses even Victor Minx!
Psycholologist Raymon Cattell's 16 Personality Factors was developed from a hypothesis that observable traits of personality from a list of 18,000 personality describing words would become encoded into the socially relevant…Screw him.
Leonard Burtman published half a dozen skimpy little booklets he called his "Exotique Personality Series" and each one was designed to squeeze just a LITTLE more dough out of his fans and followers. Number one in the series was, however, designed to showcase his WIFE. A tornado bigger than an F-5. Tana Louise was a torpid tornado off the Fujita Scale.
Jealous much? Lenny…we KNOW you married a dame who owned the camera, but did you have to keep shoving her in our faces?
Other stapled volumes in the series included Bettie Page and such familiar fetish faces as tiny ginger Tee Tee Red, Joyce Miles, Diane Kirby and more.
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THIS IS NUMBER FORTY IN THE SERIES 'THE RARE DIGESTS' Small essays on hopelessly obscure and scarce soft-core publications of the 1950s. Enjoy them All!
When Leonard Burtman got into a little trouble (mostly from trying to import smut from Europe declared as "cups and saucers" on the customs form) he was forced to find financial support from OTHER quasi-legal publishers. Modern Life Illustrated resulted. Same groundbreaking fashion sleaze, same models, same quirky eccentric predilections and same search for kindred souls in the
This is number ? in the irregular series "Magazines Aren't What They Used To Be", another of which is HERE.
Modern Life Illustrated Volume one Number one "The Sexual Stimulation of Clothes" Issue (!) 1967 Collection Victor Minx
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While Bettie Page may have retreated into self-imposed obscurity in her later years, she was a real social butterfly in school. A seller on eBay has found, and is offering (for $1200) the High School yearbook the icon stars in! Bettie was popular, outgoing, engaging and already beautiful.
The auction is HERE and there are many additional photographs. Worth every penny. Would you like to know how scarce this book is? Take the class enrollment and figure A. how many students could afford to purchase one and B. How many survive after 75 years.
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Usually an endless churn of the deviant, demented and delightful, Eric Stanton here draws that risque standard, the windy skirt. Odd. An uncharacteristic heavy line as well. The piece was published in 1962 by Leonard Burtman. Unusual for Mr. Stanzoni to resort to a sight gag...was he seeking legitimate work?
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No one does stupid, risqué and sexist quite like the Brits. For years, their politicians banned postcards like this while wearing panties and stockings under their Savile Row trousers. During the 1950s, British Bobbies went bonkers arresting shop-owners who sold these to holiday goers and even levied fines on the artists they could identify. Obscene? HECK yes. But all worth a snickle, and who doesn't love a joke. The dirty joke is here to stay…even if the postcard is extinct.
You Tories can stop arresting folks now…these are now considered art over the pond and are being reissued and presented in museum shows. The above were all published by F. Marks