Author: Jessica Kay Murray
Sometimes when editing good pinup pictures, or photos that I think are pretty good, my eyes and judgement start to glaze over. I end up thinking that self-similar images are equally good, so show those also. I also never know what people are going to like, and if I like two pictures just the same, may as well post them!Read More
This entry is part of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards
I am just posting the rest of these 1960s baby shower cards all at once! These are vertical new baby welcome cards from that 1962 baby shower. I absolutely love the illustrations on the fronts of these cards, and the cute happy rhymes that are inside!
The mother-to-be wrote what gifts she received on the backs of these cards, which I’ve scanned also.
Here are a few of the baby shower rhymes….Read More
This entry is part 14 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953
Advertising to women, by attractive women! Here are some shapewear and corset ads, with a historical perspective. Gilda Grey and “other famous actresses” endorsing a fat reducing cream in 1923. Gypsy Rose Lee endorsing an electric shaver. Warner Brother’s Coraline Corsets of the 1880s(the corset alone was enough to sell it), versus the more straight fronted corseted shape of 1900 (this advertisement with pretty women) in an ad for Armorside Corsets. Finally, an ad for the “modern” 1950s girdle with stockings and garters which flattened both front and bottom, and could be best illustrated in a photograph.Read More
This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards
This expectant mother must have had a heck of a party in the heat of that August of 1962! This was the baby shower for her first child, and I think it was the first grandchild on either side. It’s always extra special to be first (speaking as the eldest child). Here are 9 different vintage baby shower cards from 1962. I love the gentle, cute, illustrations… and, ofcourse, the rhymes inside!Read More
This entry is part 17 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953
Enjoy these pinup pictures of Marilyn Monroe, declared “The All American Pinup” by the 1953 issue of Cheesecake – An American Phenomenon. Jane Russell said that “Marilyn is the most female girl I know”, and her only flaws were “a slight thickness behind the knees”.
The next page declares that “American business will spend close to $1,000,000,000 in advertising alone. At least one out of every three advertisements will feature a girl, who is bound to be pretty, shapely, and appealing.Read More
This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards
What I found most interesting about these early 1960s baby shower and new baby cards, is the frequent golden shoe motif. Also, most of the baby shower cards seem relatively gender-neutral, because ultrasound wasn’t used for sex-determination until the early 70s.
The little rhymes and illustrations inside these baby shower cards are totally cute!Read More
The red skirt, shoes, and matching blouse and accessories in these pinup pictures really pops against the drab background. St. Louis pinup model Rebekah Leigh is wearing her own wardrobe and did her own hair and makeup. This set is from a few years ago, and I realized that I never posted any of these pictures…Read More
OMG, this wine red wool/polyester dress is TOO cute! I’m glad it was the fifth outfit we shot, because we lingered on it and it ended up being our last vintage dress. It’s classic, curvy, and has that quintessential early 60s vibe. It would look even better with a pillbox hat.
Zips up the back with a metal zipper that says “CONMAR USA 4A” and latches at the very top with 2 hook’n’eye fasteners. This dress is unlined, so you will need to wear a slip underneath!
There’s a little bit of wearing small holes under the arms that I’ve tried to show in the pictures. One put has been mended. This shouldn’t show unless you’re doing jumping jacks or dancing with your arms above your head.Read More
This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards
These are such cute baby shower cards! I have included the duplicate card designs. This expectant mother got a few cards that were identical but from different people. Two of these 3 cards have illustrations of chubby healthy babies on them. All fluff and happiness and good energy!Read More
We decided to make model June Ann look like a naughty 1950s greaser with the bright red vintage car. The only wardrobe of mine that she’s wearing is my bra, which we stuffed for even more dramatic cleavage. Yes, I literally lent a model my bra on a photoshoot 🙂 I love how her legs look so long in this pinup inspired photo set! Against the drab colors of early Spring, this red vintage car really popped! What a fun, sexy, vintage inspired pinup photoshoot!...Read More
Did you ever want to break the fashion rules of not wearing stripes with polkadots? Now you can, by wearing this groovy blue and white dress.
There is some very minor tearing at the side seams seams and I noticed the bottom button was missing.
This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series 1960s New Baby and Baby Shower Cards
I don’t ever want to have kids, but reading these 1960s baby shower cards just cheers me up! They’re so positive and cute, and fun to say:
A gift for someone Who is due – Hope Baby will like it… And YOU will, too!
Best of luck to all of you, Mom and Dad and Someone New
This shower gift is just for you, and in it you will find, a shower of very good wishes, the warm and friendly kind.”Read More
I think pinup model Rebekah Liegh is perched on and in a 1957 Chevy, but I’m not sure? I do know that her cute sleeveless plaid vintage dress, from my collection, is from the 1960s.Read More