Your Week in Pin Up, Issue 61: The Labor Day Edition

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.

#girlpower


The Club We Wish We Were At This Weekend

 

From 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

That all-female topless band you forgot about.


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Your Week in Pin Up, Issue 60: The Tropical Edition

28 August 2017

We’re Looking for a Drink with a Pretty Parasol


Hawaii Statehood

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.

Def NSFW


Speaking of Festishes


Apparently for Millennials it’s NOT boobs. At least according to Porn Hub.

#notbuyingit


Seriously, You’re Picking a Fight With Wonder Woman?

Yeah, body shaming is never cool. But Gal Godot? What were they thinking?????

Ditto Ashley Graham.


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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.


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Your Week In Pin Up, Issue 58: The You Know We’re Hot Edition

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 USA Today.


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?


Turning On, Tuning In, and Dropping Out

Via VICE

Or, the real life version of The Beach. Ah, kids these days.


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Well, we ARE slip-obsessed this week.

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Free Vintage Sewing Patterns

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.

 

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Your Week in Pin Up Issue 48: The Spring Break Edition

27 March 2017

Out Like a Lamb….


La Liz…

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. Download away.

You’re welcome.


The Birthday Girl

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We all love Pearl Frusch.


You Can’t Stop Talking About Our Medium Post…

Lauren Dukoff for Harper’s Bazaar.

Because sexiness comes in all shapes and sizes.


…or Our Mardi Gras Feature

We love reposts.


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Your Week in Pin Up, Issue 46: The Coming in Like a Lion Edition

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6 March 2017

You Know What They Say About March, Right?

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Putting Men in Touch with Their Femmeselves

 Miss Julia slipping stockings on Bianca. Allyee Whaley/Miss Vera's Academy


Miss Julia slipping stockings on Bianca. Allyee Whaley/Miss Vera’s Academy

This NPR Story gave us all the feels.


From Black History Month…..

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Via thirstyroots.com


…To Women’s History Month

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Woman’s Ambulance Transport Corps. San Diego, California c. 1943

Via the US National Archives.


Cheers!

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Via Getty Images


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Ah, Tempest Storm.

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Your Week in Pin Up Issue 37: One More Week and We’ll Be Done Crowdfunding Edition

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89% Funded. 400-ish Followers. This is Giving Me (more) Grey Hair.


The Burlesque Performer Who Got Turned Away at the Border

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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.

#notgettingit


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.

Because, faces.


Twitter Trends

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It’s fascinating to see what you like.


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Thank You, Part Two

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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…

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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: 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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank You for Your Sharing

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.

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Or this one from Devin “Gatsby” James, whose music you hear in the film.
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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.

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