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1960s Nudie Reel – Retro & Voluptuous!

| September 26, 2011

Meet Lucia – skin the color of honey, curves like an alpine Autobahn, and a glorious black bush reminiscent of untamed wilderness! She’s got a very fine rack as well. Just another lascivious titbit from my own Delta of Venus Vintage Erotica, enjoy…

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Delta of Venus Vintage Erotica & Retro Porn

Vintage Spanking Saturday

| September 17, 2011

Pajamas, black high-heels, and a reminder that mischief does not go unpunished! Circa 1930s France, from the vintage erotica collection at DeltaofVenus.com.

Vintage lesbian spanking erotica, German, 1920s

The Ziegfeld Girls – Vintage Nudes by Alfred Cheney Johnston

| September 14, 2011

In 1907 Florenz Ziegfeld debuted his Ziegfeld Follies, an elaborate Broadway production that was part vaudeville, part theatrical variety show, and part chorus girl revue. The show itself was massively popular, had a long run of success (until 1931), and featured many famous performers of the era: W.C. Fields, Ed Wynn, and Will Rogers, to name just a few.

Ziegfeld girls, 1920s vintage nudes - Alfred Cheney Johnston

But the most enduring image from the show was the inimitable Ziegfeld Girl, dancers in Ziegfeld’s famous chorus line. These days they’re best known from Alfred Cheney Johnston’s excellent nude photographs taken throughout the 1920s. It’s an unmistakable style – elegant yet with an undercurrent of kitsch, ornate yet spartan, and meticulously composed without losing a sense of spontaneity in both pose and expression. And naked!

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Costumes were created by the designer and illustrator Erté – heavy on the Art Deco look, alternately elaborate and scanty but more frequently both. The Ziegfeld Girls themselves were quite lovely, kind of a mixture of the “modern” flapper and classical nudes of the 1800s. IMO some of the more beautiful and distinctive nude photographs of the 20th century…

These images courtesy of this quite splendid vintage erotica collection.

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