Movie Vamps Have Been Pinups

Movie Vamps Have Been Pinups

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This entry is part 16 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953

… and they’ve ranged from “hot and heavy” to “sweet, saucy, and sexy”.

This article discusses how Hollywood press agents can create a national pinup sensation thru posting daringly sensual photos in select magazines. As examples, they point out Theda Bara in the first part of the 20th century, and the “modern” sensation Roberta Haynes.

Interesting is a quote from Theda Bara, when asked if she thought Marilyn Monroe was sexy: “She’ll probably have the same trouble I have had. I have never been able to live down my reputation.”

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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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