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Friday, April 25, 2014

Leopard vintage Bikini on Anita Ekberg - MEOW!

1955 Anita Ekberg, don't you just love that leopard vintage 1950s high waist bikini? Side and bust lacing is a plus! The one piece is extremely flattering as well. Yeah, love them both!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Marilyn Monday


1956 image of Marilyn by Cecil Barton. Marilyn looks so innocent, young and fresh in this image. She would have been about 30 years young in this picture.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

1952 Catalina Tapa Shell Swimsuit


Today we spend a little time with Catalina in 1952. The ad and the picture are the same swimsuit called Tapa Shell. Schwanky!

Monday, April 7, 2014

RIP Mickey Rooney

RIP Mickey Rooney. Mickey passed away yesterday at age of 93. I adored watching his films in my childhood, he will surely be missed by me.

 Mickey Rooney circa 1939 source

Mickey Rooney goes off the diving board, as Marjorie Gestring gives him a push, during Judy Garland's birthday party at Louis B. Mayer's Santa Monica beach home. Judy Garland, June Preisser, Jackie Cooper, and Virginia Weidler sit (L to R) behind them on the board. On the edge of the pool is Ann Rutherford. 


Same party, here we have Jackie Cooper and Mickey kissing the birthday girl Judy Garland. Judy turned 17 on this day, June 13, 1939.Ah the good old days!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Play Scants by Catalina Figure Control circa 1958

Did you know in the 1950's there were such things that used to be worn under your swimsuit or playabout? Introducing 'Play Scants' by Catalina. Figure shaping of super faille Lastex to add tummy control and hip control.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1953 Jantzen Swimsuit Cheese Cake

I adore this suit and I love when I can find clues in vintage magazine ads like this. The year is 1953.


This swimsuit (above) by Jantzen is called 'Cheese Cake'


And in this ad, also from 1953, Jantzen calls out 'the petal look' for the bust and 'crinklelastic' for the form fitting fabric.
And this ad talks about all the new details introduced by Jantzen in 1953. Enjoy!