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Butt

Happy Halloween 2016!



Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 31, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Holidays, Butt, Fictional Monsters

The Book of Asses

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At time of posting, one used copy seen online for $50.00.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jun 02, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Art, Books, 1970s, Butt

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #37

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Click to enlarge. From the 1930s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 03, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, 1930s, Pranks, Butt

Fanny Droop

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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 03, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Body Modifications, 1970s, Butt

The True History of Hot Pants

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 magazine.

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Original 1950 article here.

And again, in a 1956 issue.

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Plainly, Wikipedia is in grave error on this important scholarly matter.



Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 23, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Public Indecency, 1950s, Butt

The Art of Rear Ends

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.



Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 03, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Art, Butt

An American Hippie in Israel



Caution: brief flashes of uncovered upper female chest area and two swears.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 29, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s, Middle East, Butt

Skin Laxative

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From an era when "laxative" obviously meant something different than today--I hope!

Original (full) ad here. Scroll to page 8.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 21, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Medicine, Advertising, 1930s, Butt

Bon Jour Action Jeans







Once in the fabled past, mighty action jeans stalked the planet's butts.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 06, 2013 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Fashion, 1980s, Butt

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