Category:
Nudism

The Naked Anthropologist



Her stage name was Wendy Brown, but she was better known as the "Naked Anthropologist." She was a young woman who, circa 1970, decided to write her master's thesis in anthropology about the culture of nude dancing — and so, for the sake of research, she got a job as a dancer at a "bottomless" club off Sunset Strip in LA. The field research also helped pay for her education.

She was arrested once for indecent exposure and lewd conduct, but managed to use her academic credentials to serve as an expert witness at her own trial, testifying that in a survey of 5000 Californians, most didn't consider nude dancing obscene. She was acquitted.

As far as I know, she never revealed her real name. Nor did she reveal where she was attending university, only saying that it was somewhere in Northern California (even though her dancing job was in LA).

Life magazine sent a photographer out to take pictures of her, although I don't think they ended up doing a story about her. At least, I can't find anything in the Life magazine archive. But you can view all the photos at the Google Cultural Institute — all 247 of them.

The Greenville Delta Democrat - Jan 20, 1970





Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 06, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: 1970s, Dance, Nudism

Jack the Stripper



Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 22, 2017 - Comments (7)
Category: Crime, Public Indecency, 1960s, Women, Nudism

Follies of the Madmen #315



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun May 21, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, 1930s, Nudism, Cars

Unauthorized Dwellings 2



"BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a Louisiana woman living illegally in a vacant home in Florida answered the door naked when a sheriff’s deputy stopped by to investigate..."


Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 19, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Stupid Criminals, Unauthorized Dwellings, Nudism

Tree Spirit Project





Naked people and trees: the book.

Kickstarter here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 26, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Nature, Photography and Photographers, Books, Nudism

Strip Polka



Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 20, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Entertainment, Dance, Music, Public Indecency, 1940s, Nudism, Skin and Skin Conditions

Church of the Universe



RIP, Michael Baldasaro,, leader of the Church of the Universe.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jun 11, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Drugs, Religion, North America, Nudism

Nestle Naked Coffee Baristas

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Nestle to promote it's creamer has done it using body painted naked baristas.

Posted By: BrokeDad - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Publicity Stunts, Shopping, Nudism

Nudist Lost In Woods

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A man staying at a nudist camp in the Poconos got lost in the woods. He was missing from some time Monday to Wednesday evening. Three days. Nude. In the woods. Bet it wasn't the vacation he planned.

Posted By: patty - Fri May 15, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Accidents, Goofs and Screw-ups, Body, Nudism

Jock Strap Handball



Here's a little something for the lady WU-vies. This otherwise innocuous home movie features two guys playing handball while wearing only jockstraps.

They come on around the one-minute mark, and play for three minutes. Then they reappear around the eleven-minute mark for another four minutes, joined by a third guy in trunks.

Not sure if this was conventional attire for handball in the era of the filming (1930s-1940s, judging by the clothes). Or if we are just dealing with a couple of exhibitionists.

I do know that even in the 1960s of my youth, the Boys' Club in town featured naked swim sessions for boys. Nobody used to believe me, till I found proof in LIFE MAGAZINE.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 11, 2013 - Comments (11)
Category: Sports, 1930s, 1940s, Nudism

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