Television reshaped the 1950s Pinup Phenomenon

Television reshaped the 1950s Pinup Phenomenon

“The Bust Line May be Best Line in TV”. This early 1950s pinup history article explores how television was then currently reshaping the Pinup phenomenon, despite Production Code restrictions.

It remarked that Faye Emerson’s low cut gowns in the late 1940s invited scandal, and later on trends turned away from excess by raising bustlines and hemlines (referencing the Breen era’s “latest” revision of 1951, that apparently included a ban against showing intimate apparel on a moving figure). However, these movie and television restrictions had the result of making the female form more enticing, “A whisper echoes more than a shout”.

Pictured is Faye Emerson, and Dagmar with Jimmy Durante

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