A trip to West Wittering beach with my sister and nephew this morning provided an opportunity to try out a Marilyn style red polka dot umbrella beach photoshoot. I don't have a white swimsuit, as in Marilyn's original shoot, but this 1950s red Tweka suit arrived the other day and fits rather nicely! (And yes, the other beachgoers did think I was loopy as I pranced about in vintage swimwear, dashing back and forth to the tripod to set the timer!)
Following from my reminiscences a couple of days ago, and my painted planes post yesterday, I was pondering this afternoon on the origins of my affection for pin-up. It's been with me for as long as I can remember - we have a vintage "Pin-up Girl" arcade game in our hallway at home, which came with my stepfather, and which I always loved. Also from his collection was a framed set of vintage cigarette cards featuring early Elvgren pin-ups. So maybe it's down to you, Roger!
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Vintage Florida postcards from Old Postcards set by SteveM_61 on Flickr.