Back in the day...before "Jersey Shore"...before the dawn of tanning beds and the age of the oompa loompas, there was something primitive that people did to catch a tan. Drumroll please... they sunbathed!
Yes, that's right. For a mere cost of absolutely nothing, you too can get a tan for absolutely free! Just ask Bettie Page.
And yeah, that's pretty much the main reason for sharing this vintage 1950's sunbathing girlie mag. Ms. Bettie Page....the one and only!
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.