Persistence paid off last week once again, as I spent a few hours digging around some dusty old mounds of midcentury paper goods (mostly dullsville post cards), to eventually stumbled upon something at the very bottom suggestively titled, "Flip-Teez." Okay, in 1940, The Morton Company, based in Miami FL, produced a series of cute little pocket-sized celluloid striptease booklets --presumably for our boys in uniform fighting the good fight overseas, but of course any lonely 'ol boy (or girl) would do! Highlighted by funny cartoon art on the cover, followed by a truly awful poem on the inside front cover (the less said about that the better), and finally the main event delivery: 3 clear pages of hand painted, layered, celluloid clothing that you slowly remove, cel animation style, one-by-one to reveal the wonton woman, as well as most of her beautiful bare essentials underneath. The girl featured here is of asian persuasion, but researching these online you can find a vivacious variety of others ranging from bouncy burlesque babes, to Manhattan guzzlin' barflies, to curvaceous cowgirls, to lights-out lingerie lasses, and more! A fun little bit of wartime era naughtiness-- anything to ignite those home fires and keep that morale UP, *wink!
Damn that’s neat! But yeah you can’t even call that a poem
Wow, this still looks marvelous. It almost has to be hand-painted, right? I sure would love to see more of these. I would also really love to see a couple more layers at the end there, right? Dig down a little deeper, get to heart of the matter. It's never a bad time to learn a little bit more about anatomy.
Did the artist lift that from Milton Caniff? It looks a good deal like his "Dragon Lady" but the timing had to be really close as this is 1940.
Regardless, what a fun piece of history, and it looks really good for being 80 years old!
The celluloid images of just her clothes made me think of the movie The Invisible Woman, also from 1940. With a bit of creativity an artist could have turned out a risqué comic under the same title.
You always find the neatest things, Karswell, you put the thrift store and antique hunters on youtube to shame.
>yeah you can’t even call that a poem
haha, a limerick then? I don't know... it's bad
>It's never a bad time to learn a little bit more about anatomy.
LOL! And this next celluloid layer is a vat of boiling water poured over her, revealing that we are all indeed, the same color underneath-- right down to our bones.
>It looks a good deal like his "Dragon Lady"
Who didn't lift from Caniff during the 40's?!!
>You always find the neatest things, Karswell, you put the thrift store and antique hunters on youtube to shame.
Thank you kindly JMR! I really do spend a huge portion of my days just treasure hunting for anything out of the ordinary. Why, just yesterday I found yet another weird nudie oddity from the late 60's, but I'll save it for another week to mix themes up around here.
Thank you all for the great comments! :)
MORE ladies in a state of undress! I say good day to you, sir! ;)
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