A Year in Pin Up

It’s that time of year… year end best-ofs and whatnot. So here are my highlights for 2015 in a year of pin up.

Week. By. Week.

Week 1: January 1-8

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Starting with (vintage) spice by Enoch Bolles.

Week 2: January 9-15

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RIP Anita Ekberg.

Week 3 January 16-22

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What we think looks good. Oh how things have changed over a century. Via Greatist.

Week 4 January 23-29

Moore 1947 GAPU

Earl Moran.

Week 5 January 30-Februray 5

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The film became a part of the Instagram world on February 5th. Just 10 months later and we have nearly 3000 followers. Amazing.

Week 6 February 6-12

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#SwimsuitsforAll

Week 7 February 13-19

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This kitchen that time forgot. Via Bored Panda.

Week 8 February 20-26

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If only we were living in Minnesota. And had a spare $1.2 million.

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This gem was up for sale in Februrary. More photos in the link.

Week 9 February 27-March 5

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Cue the Tara theme. An interview with Olivia de Havilland.

Week 10 March 6-12

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Calendar Wednesday is one of our favorite days of the week. This 1953 contribution is by J. Frederick Smith.

Week 11 March 13-19

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Whipped Cream and Other Delights. Delores Erickson remembers.

Week 12 March 20-26

 


Modern Vintage Prom.

Week 13 March 27-April 2

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Too bad it never came to fruition. #TooMuchMoney

Week 14 April 3-9

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That time we appeared as a feature in Delicious Dolls.

Week 15 April 10-16

Time Warp Wives: taking vintage appreciation to a whole other level.

Week 16 April 17-23

Mrs. McElroy, a civil service employee at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, paints the American insignia on airplane wings. August 1942.

Mrs. McElroy, a civil service employee at the Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, Texas, paints the American insignia on airplane wings. August 1942.

FSA images from the Library of Congress.

Week 17 April 24-30

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The revolutionary comedy of Lucille Ball.

Week 18 May 1-7

Dapper Dan Doll, photographed by Iman Woods.

Dapper Dan Doll, photographed by Iman Woods.

Bang Bang Von Loola, photographed by Sheila Broderick Photography

Bang Bang Von Loola, photographed by Sheila Broderick Photography

Ashleeta, photographed by Mitzi and Co. Photography.

Ashleeta, photographed by Mitzi and Co. Photography.

Posters. Posters. Posters.

Week 19 May 8-14


Supergirl. #girlpower

Week 20 May 15-21

Pin Up! The Movie Trailer May 2015 from TaylorCatProductions on Vimeo.

Our Trailer.

Week 21 May 22-28

Tiny hamster tiki party. My life may be complete.

Week 22 May 29-June 4

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Call me Caitlyn. Annie Leibowitz at her pin up finest. Via Vanity Fair.

Week 23 June 5-11

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1955. Getty.

Marilyn.

Week 24 June 12-18

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The 1940s Ball.

Week 25 June 19-25

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Stephanie Blake

You’re never too old for burlesque.  Photo series of aging burlesque performers by photographer Marie Baronnet.

Week 26 June 26-July 2

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You’re a wonder, Wonder Woman.

Week 27 July 3-9

Miss Rockwell De Vil photographed by Mitzi & Co. She's wearing a corset by What Katie Did.

Miss Rockwell De Vil photographed by Mitzi & Co. She’s wearing a corset by What Katie Did.

Patriotic pin ups.

Week 28 July 10-16

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We begin sharing #PinUpWisdom.

Week 29 July 11-23

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These photographs are amazing. Military men who lost their limbs in war, photographed by Michael Stokes.

Week 30 July 24-30

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The time a teacher resigned from her job after performing burlesque under a stage name on her own time.

Week 31 July 31-August 6

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RIP Bo Huff.

Week 32 August 7-13

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Underwater pin up photo shoot circa 1938. By Bruce Mozert as seen in The Guardian.

Week 33 August 14-20

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Barb Wire by Adam Hughes. Me-ow.

Week 34 August 21-27

ywipuWe debut our weekly feature Your Week in Pin Up on August 24th.

Week 35 August 28-September 3

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Our fabulous partnership with Pinups and Kustoms started this week with a lovely feature on the film.

Week 36 September 4-10

One of our Directed by Women viewing recommendations.

One of our Directed by Women viewing recommendations.

We were the partners on the first ever Directed by Women global viewing party offering all sorts of female-helmed film suggestions. No reason to limit it to just September!

Week 37 September 11-17

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The week we reached “Disney Princess as…” overload. Enough already.

Week 38 September 18-24

 

The 20th anniversary of Showgirls. NSFW

Week 39 September 25-October 1

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I guess you were getting into the Halloween spirit with your love for these slasher pin ups by British artist Karl Von Frankenstein.

Week 40 October 2-8

CROg5MyWEAAtbmSThe lovely Ria Fend by Dollhouse Photo. It’s all roses.

Week 41 October 9-15

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This GIF. *swoon*

Week 42 October 16-22

Left, Millie Michelle. Right: Ruby Jo Star.

Left, Millie Michelle. Right: Ruby Jo Star.

Joker’s Wild winners. They’re part of our deck of pin up playing cards (subtle plug: available for sale on our website).

Week 43 October 23-29

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Apparently tweeting about blogging about social media gets one lots of attention on social media. #navelgazing

Week 44 October 30-November 5

From left: Mitzi Valenzuela, Ashleeta, Bang Bang Von Loola, Miss Emilie, Leslye Rox, Miss Rockwell De Vil and Sydney Ralston (with slurpee).

From left: Mitzi Valenzuela, Ashleeta, Bang Bang Von Loola, Miss Emilie, Leslye Rox, Miss Rockwell De Vil and Sydney Ralston (with slurpee).

World premiere of PUTM on November 5th!!!!!

Calendar Girls (Pin Up 5) from TaylorCatProductions on Vimeo.

Plus the debut of the video for our collaboration with Devin “Gatsby” James and JCA Beats Productions, Calendar Girls (Pin Up 5) earlier in the week on November 3rd.

Week 45 November 6-12

The gals at the after party.

The gals at the after party.

Uhm, party? World premieres are FUN.

Bang Bang Von Loola at our after party.

Bang Bang Von Loola at our after party.

Miss Maxi Millions at our after party.

Miss Maxi Millions at our after party.

Ruby Champagne at our after party.

Ruby Champagne at our after party.

Week 46 November 13-19

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Kickstarter Funded (insert sigh of relief). And on Friday the 13th!

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Week 47 November 20-26

View story at Medium.com

I moved from thinking about writing a piece on Medium to actually publishing one. If you haven’t read Are Pin Ups Feminist? Why Yes, Yes They Are
then check it out.

Week 48 November 27-December 3

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Our friend Kat Stroud’s piece on being a “fat” wife absolutely BLEW UP. Kuddos, friend, kuddos.

Week 49 December 4-10

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This GIF.

Week 50 December 11-17

Pinup Little Bit by Mitzi and Co. Photography

Pinup Little Bit by Mitzi and Co. Photography

If you haven’t already read our MOST POPULAR BLOG POST EVER, Seven Beauty Truths I Learned From Pin Ups, check it out now.

Week 51 December 18-24

SammieMariePinupGirlMiss Sammie Marie got a lot of pushback for this image by Rosewood Photography. I just think it’s gorgeous.

Week 52 December 25-31

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This gif.

*SWAK*

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