Monday, November 05, 2007

Spicy Stories June, 1935


Spicy Stories June, 1935, originally uploaded by bollesbiggestfan.

6 comments:

Amy said...

You know, nowadays that ad would be seen as the norm but back then I bet it was scandalous, funny how times have changed...

Mariana said...

I don't know, I hear things were pretty wild at the time... That it was later, during the forties and fifties, that people got all uptight.

Jane Librizzi said...

I wonder why histories of style usually say that the bikini was invented during World War II? Whatever you call it, it's got va-voom.

Mariana said...

Yeah, I remember reading once that Marilyn Monroe had been one of the first women to wear a two-piece bikini. Maybe before that women did use them, but not in public, at the pool or at the beach.

Jack R said...

I've got Bolles paintings of girls in two-piece suits long before the 40s and I'll post some examples on my Bolles flickr page. You both are right about this being scandalous, Spicy Stories was shut down for a time and one of its editors was thrown in jail. No wonder Bolles never signed a single cover to this magazine.

Mariana said...

Thrown in jail? I take back what I said about people only getting uptight later...

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