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Say Hello To The Kitty

| September 4, 2013

A bit of good-natured & fur-clad exhibitionism in postwar America.

From a nice little set of vintage homemade nudes, courtesy of the archives at Delta of Venus Vintage Erotica.

Vintage Amateur Nude, 1940s

Low-Hanging Fruit – Figurative & Literal

| January 28, 2013

Well-endowed brunette framed in an allegorical shot amongst melons and pineapples and other round fruits, from a 1950s American pin-up collection. Splendid.

Courtesy of the classic nudes archives at Deltaofvenus.com.

Vintage Pinup 1950s - Natural Breasts & Fruit

Roberta Pedon Covers Up

| November 7, 2012

Legendary 1970s pin-up Roberta Pedon makes a desultory attempt to cover up, but her small hands are no match for the more abundant parts of her anatomy. Namely bush and boobs, the latter especially. She looks relatively unconcerned however.

Also, nice hat.

Just one of the many Roberta Pedon photos in the full retro smut archives at Delta of Venus Vintage Erotica.

Retro Hippie Nude Roberta Pedon - Natural Breasts & Hairy Pussy

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!

Ziegfeld Girls, 1920s vintage nudes, Alfred Cheney JohnstonZiegfeld Girls, 1920s vintage nudes, Alfred Cheney Johnston

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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