Friday, January 30, 2009

Brazilian What Brazilian?

Early erotic photography usually showed pubic hair natural. In doing so it demonstrated the mainstream woman to be typically hairy.
A far cry from todays standards on and off the camera.
Here is the wikilpedia meaning of Brazilian
"Brazilian waxing refers to a removal of almost everything, front to back except for a thin strip of hair on the pubis. An extreme form of bikini waxing, it involves complete removal of hair from the buttocks and adjacent to the anus, perineum and vulva (labia majora and mons pubis).Waxes that remove all of the pubic hair are known as a full Brazilian wax, full Bikini wax, Hollywood wax or the Sphinx"

Lily Damita

Star of the 1920s and went on to marry Erroll Flynn Lily was a classic photograph model of the era.

The French actress Lily Damita was born as Lilliane Carré. She made her film debut for the French silent movies "La voyante" (23) and "Une femme dans la nuit" (24) before she went to Germany where she appeared in the movies "Das Spielzeug von Paris" (25), "Man spielt nicht mit der Liebe" (26) and "Fiaker Nr. 13" (26).
However her true career began only at the end of the 20's when the sound film arised in the USA and she was able to gain a foothold with some roles. Among others she played in the movies "The Rescue" (29), "Scandal in Paris" (29), "Fighting Caravans" (31) at Gary Cooper's side and "Brewster's Millions" (35).

In 1935 she got married with the up-and coming actor Errol Flynn, the marriage was dissolved again in 1942.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Taboo subject of Lesbianism

It was'nt all that long ago and the subject matter of lesbianism was not uttered amongt the mainstream public, But with erotic photography it made way especially in the first half of the 20th century for a demand in this type of imagry.

Postcards were the favourite and portrayed woman in a romantic pose with each other.
Although designed for the male market it suprised many that the appeal had also made it to many other woman

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Body image

Body image to the erotic photographer at the turn of the century is far different than today. Even as far back as the 1950's and 60's did body image differ amongst main stream individuals.The great Marylyn Monroe was a good example of body shape that was deemed to be correct for the time. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as some of the early erotic photos have that last until today even though, they may not be seen as 21st century pinup model shape.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The female "rear"

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Its unique almost like a fingerprint, in the world of erotic photography the turn of the century seem to increase this fasination with the feamale rear end. Group shots, single it didnt matter. The art form and the erotosism was immense as it is still today.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bettie Page Pin Up Queen

Bettie Page (April 22, 1923 – December 11, 2008)An American model who became famous in the 1950s for her fetish modeling and pin-up photos. She was also one of the earliest Playmates of the Month for Playboy magazine.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner told the Associated Press. Her later life was marked by depression, violent mood swings and several years in a state mental institution. In the 1960s, she converted to Christianity and served as a Baptist missionary in Angola. After several years of obscurity, she experienced a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s and had a significant cult following. Her look, including her jet black hair and trademark bangs, has been iconic within the rockabilly subculture and has influenced many artists
See also Allison (Allyson) Sanborn

History of Victorian Erotic Photography

By Irene Forde
The exposure of the body through images of the nude was one of the most controversial issues in Victorian art.
Nudes were presented not only in painting and sculpture, but also popular illustration, and photography, fuelling intense debates about the relationship between art and public morals.

Pictures of nude women prior to 1835 generally consisted of paintings and drawings which were displayed in all respectability on the walls of art galleries and in country houses.

When the new technology of photography appeared around 1835 it was quickly taken up by artists, eager for new ways to illustrate the undraped feminine form.In the moral climate of the 19th century the only officially sanctioned photography of the body was for the production of artist's studies.

Erotica in the 19th and early 20th century took the form of literature, photography, sculpture and paintings, which dealt substantively with erotically stimulating or arousing descriptions.

Some photographers often hired burlesque actresses as models for nude and semi-nude photographs. The French did a roaring trade selling erotic 'postcards' to American tourists. These would now be termed soft-core, but they were quite shocking for the time.

The Victorian pornographic tradition in Britain had three main elements: French photographs, erotic prints (sold in shops in Holywell Street, a long vanished London thoroughfare, swept away by the Aldwych), and printed literature.

The ability to reproduce photographs in bulk assisted the rise of a new business individual, the porn dealer. Many of these dealers took advantage of the postal system to send out photographic cards in plain wrappings to their subscribers.

Later on publications masquerading as "art magazines" celebrated the new cult of naturism, with titles such as Photo Bits, Body in Art, Figure Photography, Nude Living and Modern Art for Men.

In truth, many of these Victorian photographic images of nudes are beautiful and have an innocence about them which could not be claimed of today's Playboy centre-fold.

Irene Forde is a writer and publisher of Art & Craft publications. 6,600 Victorian images on CD at my website which is at

Turn of the century erotic photographs

Many photographic inovations began in the 20th century here are just a few.
Most of these were popular postcards.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vintage erotic photos

Hot Number

Roaring 40's

Quick little erotic film from the 1940"s

Short late 50s Candy Morrison

Delores del Raye 1960s Tahitian Beachcomber Glorious Nonsense

Two terrific 1960s strip films featuring Delores del Raye.

Dancing Burlesque 50's style

Dancing girl approx 1950's

Washing Days circa 1920

French, hot day hanging out clothes a good little film

Paris Early 1920's

Radical in its day very early up skirt

1920's Black and white Classic dancer

Erotic Star Janey Reynold late 60's

1960's Colour Bath time fun.

Peeping Toms Paradise starring Betty Blue

Music by Artie Shaw "stardust"

1950's Hot Day

In the fifty Air cond was not common in many films

Monday, January 12, 2009

Compilation film

A compilation using many small snippets with comical narration.

The DressMaker French 1960

Art in the film world with the touch of colour gives this piece of erotica some Class

The Original Tiger Dance

1960,s Playgirl

Classic art form video from the 1960