4 September 2017
We’re Working Hard Over Here
Back to School with Grace Hopper
We’re in New England this week, and loving it that Yale
renamed one of its colleges after Grace Hopper, the former Navy WAVE who was also a pioneer in STEM careers for women.
The Club We Wish We Were At This Weekend
Paris Blues with Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman, and Sydney Poitier.
We Wanna Dress Like Elvira
And now we can, thanks to this
new collaboration with Pin Up Girl Clothing.
Just in time for the witching month.
Meet the Ladybirds
all-female topless band you forgot about.
28 August 2017
We’re Looking for a Drink with a Pretty Parasol
53 years ago this month Hawaii became a state.
6th Annual Floral Parade
And so we celebrated by looking at great travel posters. Among other things….
And Then There’s a Little Bit of Fetish…
BTS from Selena Gomez’s new video.
Speaking of Festishes
Apparently for Millennials it’s NOT boobs. At least according to Porn Hub.
Seriously, You’re Picking a Fight With Wonder Woman?
Yeah, body shaming is never cool. But Gal Godot?
What were they thinking?????
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.
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
All That Is Interesting.
10 July 2017
We’re Not Talking About the Weather
The I-Doc is Getting Closer
The initial release will have a series of features on global pin ups plus some never-bef0re-seen footage from our film.
Slips Sales are Slipping
It’s a sign of the times… Via
So We’re Taking a Poll: To Slip or Not to Slip?
C’mon ladies – do you wear slips? And gents, what do you think of slips?
Take Our Poll
Turning On, Tuning In, and Dropping Out
the real life version of . Ah, kids these days. The Beach
Well, we ARE slip-obsessed this week.
1950s McCalls pattern, designed by Givenchy.
This is a gold mine.
The Vintage Patterns Wikia has out-of print patterns from the 1900s-1970s available online.
1920s McCalls pattern
Let me repeat that. Sewing patterns from the 1900s-1970s. Out of print. Online. For sale from vendors.
1940s Wedding Gown pattern from ABC Schnitt
Here’s what the site says about what they’re doing:
We are working to create one location online where people can go to browse through vintage patterns starting from the year 1992 and older and share information about them.
Vintage Vogue pattern from the 1930s.
The vendors include names we know, including Butterick, McCalls, Vogue, and Simplicity. But it also includes vendors long out of print before I began sewing, like Advance, Hollywood, and DuBarry.
Simplicity 1950s evening gown.
This is an absolute treasure trove for anyone interested in making vintage wear. Not all of the patterns are available… but one can dream.
DuBerry 1944 dress pattern.
27 March 2017
Out Like a Lamb….
Elizabeth putting on lipstick in her dressing room on the set of A Little Night Music, Vienna, Austria, August 1976. Photo by Michael Musto for W.
Elizabeth Taylor died six years ago March 23rd. The photo tributes we saw on our
Flipboard were amazing.
Peter Stackpole—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images
Free is Always a Good Price
Hundreds of vintage posters. Free.
The Birthday Girl
We all love Pearl Frusch.
You Can’t Stop Talking About Our Medium Post…
Lauren Dukoff for Harper’s Bazaar.
sexiness comes in all shapes and sizes.
…or Our Mardi Gras Feature
6 March 2017
You Know What They Say About March, Right?
Putting Men in Touch with Their Femmeselves
Miss Julia slipping stockings on Bianca. Allyee Whaley/Miss Vera’s Academy
NPR Story gave us all the feels.
From Black History Month…..
…To Women’s History Month
Woman’s Ambulance Transport Corps. San Diego, California c. 1943
Via the US National Archives.
Via Getty Images
Ah, Tempest Storm.
27 June 2016
89% Funded. 400-ish Followers. This is Giving Me (more) Grey Hair.
The Burlesque Performer Who Got Turned Away at the Border
It’s a whole big story. I went through immigration and they thought I was a prostitute and that my partner was my pimp. My boyfriend was stopped and they couldn’t find anything on him, so they googled me. They found the connection between my stage name and my real name, and that started a whole five-hour process
-Agatha Frisky, Australian Burlesque performer to The West Australian
Because Burlesque and sex worker just go hand in hand.
BTW Frisky holds a Ph.D. in psychology.
Car Show Craziness
Girls Like That (Pin Up 6) Teaser (the Car Show Version) from TaylorCatProductions on Vimeo.
Our top video of the week.
The Return of the Goof Troop
Girls Like That (Pin Up 6) Teaser (the Kitty Mansfield version) from TaylorCatProductions on Vimeo.
It’s fascinating to see what you like.
Such a great surprise to see how
Big House Los Angeles Entertainment Festival is sharing and promoting its past winners. Including little old us, the best documentary at Women Up Indy Film Festival.
We’re reminded of the words of Bang Bang Von Loola on something lovely happening to you (as heard in the film):
It’s always better when it’s unexpected…
And we had such a great time there we just couldn’t help sharing our world premiere red carpet photos again.
From left: Pinup Little Bit, Big House LA’s Moises Granados, and Ashleeta.
From left: Mitzi Valenzuela, Ashleeta, Bang Bang Von Loola, Miss Emilie, Leslye Rox, Miss Rockwell De Vil and Sydney Ralston (with slurpee).
Miss Emilie, derby girl and pin up extraordinaire.
From left: director Kathleen M. Ryan, photographer Mitzi Valenzuela and pin ups Pinup Little Bit and Erica Vaughn at our world premiere.
Pin Up Belle Bee at the Pin Up! The Movie premiere.
From left: Ashleeta, Eva, Ziegfield Sydney Ralston, Carolin vonPetzholdt (director, “The Boom Boom Girls”), and Kathleen M. Ryan on the red carpet at Big House LA.
With Mitzi & Co and some of her models at the official after party for Pin Up! The Movie.
Help us do more of this.
Follow or back us on Seed & Spark.
We’re getting support from all sorts of expected and unexpected places in our
crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark.
Like the lovely
Miss MozzyDee, one of our most faithful supporters in the Land of Enchantment.
Meet Miss MozzyDee from TaylorCatProductions on Vimeo.
We can’t forget
Dapper Dan Doll‘s ingenious way to get people to follow the film.
Or this one from Devin “Gatsby” James, whose music you hear in the film.
And then there’s the kindness of strangeres, like the
RoknBellas or The Pin Up Bible who shared our project on Facebook. Plus there are organization like RetroPinupSweden and PinUpWorship over on Instagram or people like Christy Sheehan and Freddy Primo on Twitter who are giving us a ton of love.