Movie Vamps Have Been Pinups

Movie Vamps Have Been Pinups
This entry is part 24 of 32 in the series CheeseCake Pinup Magazine - 1953

Movie vamps have been pinups... 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 of a starlet in select magazines. As historical examples of “pinup sensations”, they point out Theda Bara in the first part of the 20th century, and the “modern” sensation Roberta Haynes.

An interesting 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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