Making fun of cheesecake

Making fun of cheesecake
This entry is part 25 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953

Here’s an article about how rubbery faced Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar have “given viewers a steady diet of broad, yet biting, satire and made them like it. Among their targets have been male, as well as female, cheesecake…”

Pictures in this article are of Coca playing Cleopatra with Sid Caesar, making fun of male cheesecake (beefcake) with a guy dressed as Tarzan, and needling the “practice of letting legs pass as art” dressed as a ballerina.

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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