Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Sinning in Hollywood '43 (Part 1)

Gambling in "Sin City" Vegas in our last post was fun, but now it's time to head to the westcoast and partake in some serious sin. It's the 1940's, and what's a military boy to do in a city as big and diverse as Los Angeles? Well, look no further, this handy, pocket-size booklet has the sinside dope on what to do, where to do it, and most importantly-- where the girls are! Loaded with spicy enticing illustrations and info, more than anything, this is actually a wonderful snapshot of men's entertainment in 1940's wartime era LA.


















(to be continued...)

5 comments:

Lucky said...

This is a fantastic slice of homefront history! I can't wait to see the rest.

Dull Tool Dim Bulb said...

Great! I've been looking for a NYC equivalent http://vintagesleaze.blogspot.com/2011/10/missing-book-secrets-of-42nd-street-and.html

You and all are invited to join the hunt.

Jim Linderman Vintage Sleaze

prof. grewbeard said...

since the war's over next year these mini-pinups will be just enough...

Amber Von Felts said...

Wow, those illustrations are phenomenal! The use of negative space to enhance all those curvaceous ladies is very elegant. This must be where Jessica Rabbit got her start. Thanks for sharing this gem!

Karswell said...

>This is a fantastic slice of homefront history! I can't wait to see the rest.

Indeed! Part two coming up shortly!

>You and all are invited to join the hunt.

I'm game, and will always help out in the search for vintage sleaze!

>since the war's over next year these mini-pinups will be just enough...

Haha, yes... unfortunately these are the only mini-pin-ups in this guide. Who's the artist?

>The use of negative space to enhance all those curvaceous ladies is very elegant.

I like that stylistic aproach very much too. Thanks for stopping by ya'lls, and keep the homefires burnin' (if you know what I mean!) --just don't burn the home fries!