It was the lovely Armi Kuusela from Finland who won the first ever Miss Universe contest in 1952*, with Miss
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Pin up girls have been around for a lot longer than you think. Since as early as the 1890s girls
Miss Fernande was arguably the very first photographic pin up star. Born during the 1890s in Paris, the lovely Fernande
Alfred Cheney Johnston is most well-known for his photographs of the girls who performed in the Ziegfeld Follies in the
Whatever your personal feelings about beauty pageants, they serve as a great reminder that fashion dictates what each generation considers
During World War 2, the American Magazine for GI’s (called YANK would you believe?) featured a number of fabulous pin-ups
Adrian Adolph Greenberg, better known as just ‘Adrian’ was one of the most amazing costume designers ever seen in Hollywood.
There were some great movie actors around in the 1940s, it truly was the golden age of cinema! Here are
Ziegfeld girls were the cheesecake pinups of the 1920s. Beautiful and talented they were the chorus girls of the spectacular
I never kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me – Bettie
Ziegfeld Follies girl Doris Eaton Travis photographed somewhere around 1918-1920. I love the fancy top she’s wearing – I wonder
Fanny Brice – c. 1915-1925 – Ziegfeld girl photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston.
Ziegfeld Follies girl Doris Eaton Travis (1904-2010) in her youth (somewhere around 1922).
Famous singer and actress Fanny Brice from the time she was a Ziegfeld Follies girl, c. 1915
Kathleen Rose, aka “Rose Dolores”, a Ziegfeld Girl in peacock plume dress. c.1917-1923 Isn’t this the most wonderful costume? I’d love
Marion Davies, Ziegfeld girl, Hollywood actress, self-described “silly, giggly idiot” and mistress to William Randolph Hearst, half length, seated, facing
A rather saucy photograph of Doris Eaton Travis showing us her tanlines in about 1920, during the Ziegfeld Follies years.
Ziegfeld Girls: The gorgeous Fairbank Twins photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1922