Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fit For a King

The best part is when he teaches you how to turn those little cocktail spears into snakes.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rated "T" for Tuned-In Teens!

Man, this thing is just crammed-packed with useful life enhancers! There are 27 Chapters, from Boys! Boys! Boys! to The Hippest Closet in Town to Last-Minute Mindbenders. I'll be posting them here often!

This week, from Boys! Boys! Boys! (which is of course what we all care most about!):

If he's a a school celebrity and you want to meet him, interview him for the school paper.

Want to make sure whether or not he loves you? The following is as good a method as any. Place side by side a glowing ember and an ice cube. If the ice puts out the ember, then his heart is cold. But if the ember melts the ice, you've won him!

If one of his interests (let's say sports cars) really bores you, do him the courtesy of learning a little more about it. This will make you more interesting to him, and a little knowledge will go a long way to easing your boredom.

Lots more Groovy Hints & Tips to come!

Lovely Ladies, Cont'd.

On shellac and other topics:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lethal Library: Lovely Ladies

found by Lily and gifted to me.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Ladies' Home Journal, Feb 1973

Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Maria Montez

Oh! There is so much to love here.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Wearin' of the Grin

this scared the hell out of me when I was a kid.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Laws that Govern the Female System

I believe the "secret" ingredient in Lydia Pinkham's was a large amount of alcohol.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Is It Proper?

Read carefully...

Click to enlarge. Page two here.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cleo Johnson, Pioneer

Cleo Johnson's School of Charm and Modeling Agency was born in the basement of her house. Her classroom was equipped with a 6-foot mirror and 6-foot ramp, which her husband constructed. Her first class consisted of three of her neighbor's children and two of her nieces. The fee for a one-year course was $100.

Within a few years, the number of students had grown so much that Mrs. Johnson relocated to an office on the second floor of a building on 47th Street, then eventually to 8443 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

In 1960, Mrs. Johnson helped organize the Modeling Association of America International, a worldwide group of more than 100 modeling schools. In 1982, she was installed as its first African-American president.
read the rest of her obit here. Photo LAT.

Party Time!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Lily and Donna go Bathing

en fran├žais! At the Probe! Is Turning On the People spa in Southern Mandrax, you too can wash your cares away.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Looky Looky

Lily met this creep when we ran out of Boone's Farm and we had to make a packy run before it closed. He keeps singing this song and is driving me crazy!

Sunday, March 06, 2011


1 image. Slugging, 13 January 1952. Carl Neal Helms -- 31 years (121 Raymond Street, Santa Monica) self-confessed hired slugger, according to police was slugged instead by his victim Ernest Dunlevie); Sergeant Durman Ordway (of Palm Springs Police Department).
Supplementary material reads: "Showing bruises on his face and his shirt blood stained is (left) Carl Neal Helms, 31, 121 Raymond St., Santa Monica, the self-confessed hired slugger, according to police, who was slugged instead by his victim Ernest Dunlevie. The attack took place at 2 a.m. when Helms, according to his signed confession slugged Dunlevie from behind with a blackjack. Dunlevie quickly turned to the attack and subdued his assailant. On right, beside cell door is St. Durman Ordway of the Palm Springs Police Department".

via USC Digital Library.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Beverly Hill(billie-)s Exercise Book

Lily sent me this little bit o'honey some months back. I have a pile of reading in front of me including Doers and Dowagers which I promised reader Ryan ages ago to review. But I just had to show you this!

Sorry for the bad scan, sometimes it's hard to hold the binding down and get a good scan with a little desktop scanner. Click to enlarge.