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!
Seriously, she's just trying to go about her business when she's accosted by men from the East Berlin Torture Palace! Didn't their mothers ever teach them not to abduct innocent people? Apparently not... "Men Today"...sheesh.
It's been a long time since I've posted anything on this blog. I have no grand excuses. I've been just damn lazy. But that's the American way, right? That and losing chip crumbs in your belly button while watching reality tv. But, alas, I digress.
I'd like to offer this bit of eye candy as an apology for my slothful behavior. Why this one? Because who doesn't love a mini-skirt? And because apparently blonde hobos smoking out of cigarette holders get all the ladies. Now how's that for an incongruity...take that Mitt Romney!
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.