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Hodges, James & Smith

In 1973 they signed a recording contract with 20th Century Fox Records. Their first album, "Incredible" ...was not! The only thing incredible about it was the speed it reached cut-out bins at discount record stores.... Another 20th Century album "Power In Your Love," disappeared so fast that most people can't recall its release.

I suspect part of the reason for their lack of success was a constant series of chest colds from being undressed in the studio all the time.


Their story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 25, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Music, Public Indecency, Sex Symbols, 1970's, Breasts

One of These Ads Is Not Like the Others

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I think Dad would rather look at the last ad in this sequence.

All taken from the same 1951 issue of BOYS LIFE.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 09, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Magazines, Advertising, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Where’s Wenda/Wilma?


I never realized there were female counterparts to Waldo, nor that one could purchase Halloween costumes along those lines. But the disparity between Wenda and Wilma--or is that just two conflicting sides of the same woman?--is very confusing.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Sep 30, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: Costumes and Masks, Holidays, Sex Symbols, Books

Wonder Bread



So far as I know, Wonder Bread has not yet returned to the shelves, although the rights to make it have been purchased. One can only hope that the new company revives this old ad campaign.

[Click all images to enlarge]

Ad source.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 01, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Sex Symbols, 1940's

Is Your Mister a Mystery?


I venture to suggest that there is no mystery as to what will appeal to the recipient of such gifts. Most men, if presented with an old dishrag by a Christmas "elf" in such attire, would be quite happy.

Original ad here. (Scroll down and to the right.)
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 30, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Holidays, Sports, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Babette Goes to War

Brigitte Bardot fights Nazis! Possibly an inspiration for both Hogan's Heroes and Private Benjamin...?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Oct 11, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Humor, Movies, Sex Symbols, 1950's

Girl in the Hot Pants

Learn more here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Sep 11, 2012 | Comments (13)
Category: Fashion, Public Indecency, Sex Symbols, 1970's, Butt

Two Postcards



I just bought these yesterday from my favorite used-book store, Cellar Stories Books, and thought I would share them with you all.

Up the Lazy River

Before January Jones, there was JANUARY JONES!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Aug 02, 2012 | Comments (7)
Category: Music, Sex Symbols, 1960's, Breasts, Butt

Devil Girl from Mars

If you're intrigued by the excerpt, watch the full film in the lower window!

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