At some point in the 1970s, probably just a couple of years before I was born, my parents and some of their friends visited the Playboy Club on East 59th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. I know this because of the Playboy swizzle sticks stored in a kitchen cabinet during my childhood, which I … Continue reading The Art of the Ad: The Playboy Club
Month: February 2023
Random Image Dump #7: Michelle Pfeiffer Edition
The name of these image posts is Random Image Posts, but now and then I might cheat a little. In that spirit of rebelliousness, here’s a randomly selected set of images…each of which happens to be of Michelle Pfeiffer. As the inspiration for and patron saint of this site, Michelle can hijack these or any … Continue reading Random Image Dump #7: Michelle Pfeiffer Edition
Lost and Found: Shock Treatment
There must’ve been something in the water in the 1970s. Something that made artists really stretch their creative muscles, throw caution to the wind, and push boundaries like never before. The decade birthed punk rock and rap. It was the decade of the auteur in cinema. Subway graffiti art proliferated across American cities as a … Continue reading Lost and Found: Shock Treatment
Queen Bettie: Hell on High Heels
Studies have long shown that wearing high heels, especially the towering, sky high variety that Bettie Page popularized during her pinup career, can lead to all sorts of aches and chronic pain. Habitual wearers oh heels can do a real number on their feet, legs, hips, and backs. Ouch. Clearly, Bettie Page suffered for her … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Hell on High Heels
Lost and Found: Kansas City Bomber
The recent passing of legendary bombshell Raquel Welch hit hard for many fans. She was 82, which is nothing to sniff at, but she was such a huge cultural icon, and for so long, that it can’t help but feel like there’s a big hole left in her place now that she’s gone. Like many … Continue reading Lost and Found: Kansas City Bomber
Lost and Found: The Dead Pit
The Dead Pit (1989) is a true hidden gem of eighties horror. For a film no one ever seems to remember, this debut directorial effort by Brett Leonard (Virtuosity) has somehow managed to make it to DVD and Blu-ray formats over the years. Still, it’s a pretty deep cut for eighties horror, one which definitely … Continue reading Lost and Found: The Dead Pit
Queen Bettie: Fit to Be Tied—and More!
If you thought the last Bettie Page post was long, get a load of this one! With her 100th birthday fast approaching in April, you can expect even more fun Bettie posts than usual for the next few months. Today, let’s tackle Bettie’s notorious bondage work. Clearly, there’s a lot to say about it, and … Continue reading Queen Bettie: Fit to Be Tied—and More!