In the late 40's, a magazine called "Showgirls" was published for just a few issues. The magazine was dripping with sexiness thanks to the splendid cover illustrations by pulp artist extraordinaire George Gross. His ladies were always clothed in tip-top, classic 40's fashion-- Veronica Lake pulled out of reality and painted onto the page. In this case, sexy bikinis were his choice. It wouldn't have went over well with the censors had the "showgirls" been naked. Our collection consists of four issues of this delightful magazine. Ahh, "Showgirls" before it was tainted by a bad Elizabeth Berkley movie.
FringePop is a showcase for uncommon and esoteric cultural artifacts. The focus is on unusual items from both popular and fringe culture, with an emphasis on subversive pieces. The items shown are from the author's personal collection, unless otherwise noted.
I am a pop culture buff and collector, who focuses on the odd, subversive, and fringe elements of Western culture. In 2005, I edited a book for Feral House called "Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze Sex Paperbacks of the Sixties." The vintage oddities in my collection include victoriana, sideshow, medical, and kitsch. I am also an amateur sewer, making clothing from vintage mod patterns.