Author(s): Mealie C R
Tawdry, titillating pictures from a sinful past--rare, vintage pinup and girly photos from the 1950's and 1960's, the golden age of girly photos. In this collection of 350 curvaceous kittens are dames, dancers, doxies, broads, floozies and would-be starlets from the 50's. These "Sex Cats were typified by Jayne Mansfield. Diana Dors and Mamie VanDoren and appeared in films like "Baby Doll and "Peeping Tom and magazines like "Striparama, After Hours, Blast!, Spree, Taboo and "Tom Kat. The awkward stare, ill-fitting lingerie and occasional bruise all provide testimony to the candid yet concupiscent nature of these seedy, yet provocative, pictures. These seductive images were fetish objects for the millions, and were discovered glued into albums or record sleeves, tied in stacks, in old cigar boxes, and hidden in books (notably: "Dante's Inferno).