Click to enlarge. From the 1930s catalog.
I rely on Wikipedia quite a bit, and get upset when I discover an error. I have done so in their entry on Hot Pants.
Wikipedia attributes the invention of Hot Pants--which they specifically equate with "short shorts"--to UK designer Mary Quant. What a slur on American ingenuity!
You can see below the use of the term and the style in a 1950 issue of Life
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Original 1950 article here.
And again, in a 1956 issue.
Plainly, Wikipedia is in grave error on this important scholarly matter.
Artist Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda
has an upcoming show in Brooklyn titled "A View of the End."
It consists of tiny paintings of celebrities' rear ends. They're small to force viewers to lean in to see them and in this way "become conscious of the ways that they follow their own voyeuristic tendencies." Each celebrity is identified by rear end and first name only. More info at The Brooklyn Paper
Caution: brief flashes of uncovered upper female chest area and two swears.
From an era when "laxative" obviously meant something different than today--I hope!
Original (full) ad here.
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Once in the fabled past, mighty action jeans stalked the planet's butts.