|Aug 1 2023
We showed these photos of U.S. actress Joan Vohs to PI-1 and PI-2—aka the Pulp Intl. girlfriends—and they were like, “What the hell is going on with that woman's boobs?” They're of the opinion that bras must have been designed by men. It's actually a French woman who gets credit for the first modern bra, but by the time mid-century fashion was in full swing we wouldn't be surprised if men had major input and/or final control. After all, the torpedo or bullet bra must have come from a man's brain, right? It must have.
This disaster of a bra Vohs is wearing is inexplicable. We won't even try to understand. We like to think her pain and humiliation were somewhat lessened by an excellent show business career. Her best known movies are probably 1954's Cry Venegance and Sabrina, but she was constantly employed from 1949 to 1969, which is no easy feat. Possibly, she had some custom bras made with her earnings. That's what we would've done. Wanna see an astounding example of a torpedo bra? Check here, but be careful, kid—you could put an eye out.