1. * Rare images from the 1950's of the forgotten or neglected world of ethnic pin-up, burlesque, and glamour .

    This pinup revival thing has gone from counter culture to mainstream, yet the lack of ethnic imagery (new or old) in a country as diverse as ours is quite shocking. During my years of researching for my own pin up artworks, frustration took hold of me at the lack of retro beauty delving deeper than caucasian glamour hinting as if vintage pin-up was exclusive to one type. I could care less about what era or continent a woman is from. Beauty is beauty and beauty is timeless! It encompassing all colors, shades, hues, shapes and epochs.

    Because of so much discrimination, women of color had no equal access to the top photographers of the time, so they took matters into their own hands. I have come across so many rare gems in my finding that I feel compelled to share and help fill this vacuum, this neglected part of the pin-up world. I hope to inspire, to educate, expose and provide some history of the colors of beautiful glamour, pinup and Burlesque during the mid century. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

    • Disclaimer: Due to the realities of that era some headlines may disturb some viewers.

    Special thanks to "Vieilles Annonces", Coverbrowser.com and many others.
    Music by Little Richard

    http://www.riceandbeanz.net

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  2. What do you get when you mix Planet Rock vs. Pin up, Beat Street vs. West Side Story, Boomboxes, B-girls, Bronx ballrooms and bombshells from back in the day ?

    Frankie Baby - a vintage urban Pin up apparel project. by photographer Frank Antonio and artist Derek Santiago mashing up New York CIty's Latin Mambo era of the 1950s, vintage glamourous Pin ups, and the wildly creative Bronx street culture of the 1980s.

    The ingredients of this clip I put together pays respectful homage to the old inspiration, and the direction we aim to take the culture.
    If you love, then spread this video.

    By the way, these dancers…are ALL WOMEN.

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