Femmes Fatales Mar 16 2024
ALL ABOUT EVE
The exact opposite of buttoned up tight.


Eve Meyer, who was Eve Turner before marrying filmmaker Russ Meyer, is seen here in a photo made when she was a Playboy centerfold in 1955. A black and white version of the photo was included in that layout. After a few years modeling, Meyer appeared in several films, then produced fifteen movies, including Cherry, Harry & Raquel, Motorpsycho, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, all of which are schlock classics. We think this shot of her is classic too.

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Vintage Pulp Nov 14 2021
UNCUT JEM
Vintage glamour magazine produces treasure trove of rare celebrity photos.


Above you see the cover of Jem magazine, founded by famed bodybuilder Joe Weider as one of the first high budget competitors to Playboy. He also launched the similar imprint Monsieur. The scans above and below are from the very first issue of Jem, published this month in 1956. It came out during the heyday of the era when magazines of this type gave equal billing to Hollywood celebrities and erotic stars (something we try to emulate on Pulp Intl.), which means you'll not only see rare photos of actresses like Anita Ekberg, Jayne Mansfield, and Kim Novak, but also burlesque dancer and model Candy Barr (on the cover and in the beautiful masthead page), model Betty Brosmer (who was Weider's wife), and dancer Lili St. Cyr. Jem also poached July 1956 Playboy centerfold Alice Denham, which must have served as a shot across Hefner's bow. In addition to all those attractions, you get illustrations by Dwight Howe, Ken Wyeth, John Martin, and Jack Lyons. The magazine is so vibrant we uploaded every page that had either photos or art, making for a whopping fifty panels to enjoy below. We found this on Archive.org, but we're going to see if we can locate a few in real life.

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Vintage Pulp Jun 17 2012
MAID IN THE SHADE
Who's the best model for a June calendar shot? Why June, of course.


Above, the page for this week in the Goodtime Weekly Calendar of 1963, with photography by none other than big breast maven Russ Meyer. Meyer was, of course, the man behind such fare as 1965’s Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, 1966’s Mondo Topless, 1968’s Vixen, and the 1970 schlock masterpiece Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. More Meyer photography to come.

June 16: Marriage is a partnership if both parties know when to be mute.
 
June 17: “A wedding ring is just like a telephone ring; in both cases you’ve got to have a receiver.”—Sam Cowling
 
June 18: Happiness in marriage is a miracle because only one of the couple feels miserable at a time.
 
June 19: The woman cries before the marriage; the man afterward.—Polish Prov.
 
June 20: A woman’s tears and a dog’s limping are not real.—Spanish Prov.
 
June 21: “Those who marry where they do not love will love where they do not marry.”—Thomas Fuller
 
June 22: Overheard at a wedding: “Seems silly to say ‘I do’ after what we already did.”

Edit: It's some years later now—2023 actually—and we now think this model is June Wilkinson. We haven't 100% confirmed it yet, but she worked with Russ Meyer plenty, and the model looks like her, even at the angle presented. Some think this is Meyer's wife Eve, but we don't. The confusion derives from the fact that Russ Meyer used this pose often with his models.

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History Rewind
The headlines that mattered yesteryear.
June 23
1973—Peter Dinsdale Commits First Arson
A fire at a house in Hull, England, kills a six year old boy and is believed to be an accident until it later is discovered to be a case of arson. It is the first of twenty-six deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by serial-arsonist Peter Dinsdale. Dinsdale is finally captured in 1981, pleads guilty to multiple manslaughter, and is detained indefinitely under Britain's Mental Health Act as a dangerous psychotic.
June 22
1944—G.I. Bill Goes into Effect
U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Servicemen's Readjustment Act into law. Commonly known as the G.I. Bill of Rights, or simply G.I. Bill, the grants toward college and vocational education, generous unemployment benefits, and low interest home and business loans the Bill provided to nearly ten million military veterans was one of the largest factors involved in building the vast American middle class of the 1950s and 1960s.
June 21
1940—Smedley Butler Dies
American general Smedley Butler dies. Butler had served in the Philippines, China, Central America, the Caribbean and France, and earned sixteen medals, five of which were for heroism. In 1934 he was approached by a group of wealthy industrialists wanting his help with a coup against President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in 1935 he wrote the book War Is a Racket, explaining that, based upon his many firsthand observations, warfare is always wholly about greed and profit, and all other ascribed motives are simply fiction designed to deceive the public.
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