Your Week in Pin Up Issue 59: The Holy #*)! Edition

21 August 2017

OK, So We Were Neglecting You a Bit….

When You Check Your Facebook Insights for the First Time in a Month or So

I guess that’s what the kids call going viral. Thanks everyone for the shares.

Remembering the King

Elvis Presley died 40 years ago this month.

That Post World War II-era Video Condemning Bigotry and Fascism

Because those who don’t learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

Vintage Disneyland

Walt Disney enjoys a moment with his grandson at one of Disneyland’s food stands. Circa 1955. Gene Lester/Getty Images


People rest and grab a bite to eat at Tomorrowland’s Space Port during the opening day festivities. Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images


Cups and saucers filled with children spin at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party attraction in the Fantasyland portion of the park on opening day. Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

Via All That Is Interesting.

This. GIF.







Really loving the combination of embroidery with vintage photographs.


QUICK CANDY: are the things that have caught my eye somehow, while I’m very busy. I am always fascinated by embroidered works! Why? Because I would never be patient enough to create these kind of works – I am one of the most impatient humans on this planet! Maybe I should start to embroider somewhen […]




I-Doc is Coming

Okay, so I have Game of Thrones on the brain.

But the i-doc summer launch is very very very close.

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This is the back end of the page, showing the complex web of interactions between stories. That dark area over on the left? It’s a series of maps showing where the various pin ups come from, with lots and lots of interconnections.

The idea is lots of small stories that talk to each other. There’s some stuff from the feature film, but really the i-doc is about new content. Interactive content – which means you follow the story at your own pace and in your own way.

My director and I have been working overtime trying to get this launch finished. At the moment, there are a couple of small glitches, plus two more video stories to complete. This biggest issue is making sure that none of the links end up in a dead end. I’ve discovered a couple of those (inadvertently) and thing I’ve found all the issues at this point.

But man, it’s a ton of work. And I still have at least two more launches between now and the end of the year with updates.


Malaria Calendars from World War II

I had no idea that these existed. They helped remind men (and women) in tropical zones to take anti-malarial medicine during WWII.

By Mike “Sport” Murphy Originally published in Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, 2011. To young American GIs waging World War II in the South Pacific malaria posed a threat as dire as that of the enemy’s military forces. Tens of thousands of men died, due in part to shortages of quinine, then the […]

via Malaria Pinup Calendars, 1945 — Circulating Now from NLM




Pin Up as Propaganda

A fabulous review of an exhibit about how pin up styles and women in provocative poses were used in a war of propaganda between the two Koreas.

Published on July 20, 2017 by Jieun Choi A woman with curled up hair and enamel white pumps flashes her legs in an archetypal Marilyn Monroe posture — wind blows from below, ballooning up her flowing dress, which she pushes down just before revealing too much. “WHO’S STOPPING YOU?” “IF YOU RUN, IT TAKES JUST FIVE MINUTES!” […]

via Ppira: Women’s Bodies as Bait in Propaganda War Between Two Koreas — To Inform is to Influence


Wish We Were There

Seeing things like this makes me miss ComicCon so much…. *sigh*

Kingsman: The Golden Circle will have a big presence at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, but before the annual event starts in earnest, 20th Century Fox dropped a new red-band trailer for the sequel featuring a healthy dose of headshots and swears. “It’s very American,” Eggsy (Taron Egerton), now a full-fledged member of the…

via Get Ready for Comic-Con With the New Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer — TIME



55 Looks Good on You

It was 55-years ago that West Side Story nabbed 10 Oscars – including Best Picture. And this week Entertainment Weekly asked Rita Moreno – who also picked up an Oscar for her performance in the film – to look back at one of the most iconic numbers in the movie, the dance sequence for “America.”

She says the trickiest part of the sequence was

The end. The girls end up on the boys’ shoulders. But we hadn’t counted on me wearing a silk dress and George (Chakiris) wearing a silk jacket. Slippery. Plus George’s shoulders slope. Plus my ass was bigger than his shoulder. We did an inordinate amount of takes because I would land on his shoulder and slide off. You could hear me “Oh…oh…oh…s—!”

The solution? One cheek on the shoulder, one on George’s hand, and Rita’s leg digging into his back in a death grip.

She also remembered another memorable part of the sequence – her purple dress.

It’s not a very blingy costume – we didn’t use that word then – but it’s so iconic. I remember the shoes kept flying off whenever I did a high kick. But they were very cute and that’s what was important.

Good to know our priorities are still the same.


A high kick in “America.”




Attn: Comic Geeks

The Defenders from Netflix.

This time last year we were heading to our screening at Comic Con. So this repost from Decider seems oddly apropos:

Ever wondered how much of your money you’ve given to Marvel? Here’s the absurd amount it would cost to stream the whole MCU.

via How Much Would It Cost to Stream the Entire Marvel Cinematic Universe? — Decider | Where To Stream Movies

One of our Comic Con promos from 2016. With Sydney Ralston.

Anyone Else Looking Forward to Valerian?

Rihanna’s upcoming role in Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets is one of the most anticipated cinematic events of summer 2017. Not only has she flexed her actings chops before — in roles like Marion in Bates Motel, but the thought of her talents paired with the director Luc Besson had not jus…

via Watch Rihanna’s Giddy Introduction Of Her ‘Valerian’ Alien Stripper Character, Bubble — Real Stories – UPROXX

The Secret Life of a Blow Up Sex Doll

Via Flavorwire:

When you search “blow-up doll” on Amazon, “Judy Inflatable Blowup Bachelor Party Gag Joke Blow Up Doll Girl Female” is one of the first results that pops up. Judy is a familiar face. You’ve probably seen her in movies or at bachelor parties — as a joke, of course. But what would it be like…

via Photos That Capture the Inner World of a Blow-Up Sex Doll — Flavorwire