Kate, the statuesque brunette highlighted in this website is the sort of woman who was born to be painted on the nose of a WWII B-52. That is exactly the spirit of the site she and her Hubby have been creating since the fall of 2000. Right up front she tells the visitor that they won't find hardcore, toys, pink, or anything that could in the least be considered 'vulgar'. Those who leave after reading that are the losers. Kate and Hubby have a mission, and they are accomplishing it quite well. Their inspiration? Such names as Vargas, Bettie Page, Betty Grable, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, and other classic beauties of days gone by. The entire site has a consistent and well done motif. Visitors on the front end have around a dozen galleries each of which offer about a dozen half sized tame and tasteful thumbnails. Inside members have around 5 years worth of galleries, updated 2-3 times a month. The images are full sized and include full and tasteful nudity. The archive rotates various content, so there are always several thousand photos at any given time. They have added a e-postcard option with 35 of her images available, and also downloadable wallpaper. Planned for the near future are a website store, galleries of monthly field trips to visit friends who have similar retro interests, and they also plan to add galleries of guest models. Right now they have a contest inviting other girls to send in their pictures in a given theme [currently it's Rockabilly Cowgirl] and surfers to vote on them. For folks with minimal web, photo, and modelling experience prior to this, and considering their site is only about six months old at time of review, this is really quite a well done and content filled site.
Date Reviewed: 2005-10-17
Cost: $19.95/month recurring Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: for women, vintage / pinup, Worn Items
Do you ever wonder where folks went to see adult entertainment before the invention of the internet? Curious about erotica before mainstream porn magazines and VHS movies? Would you like to peer back into history and take a look at some of the real sexual rebels and amateurs? This is the place to find it all! There are well over 100 stag films and home movies here, some of which are shockingly hardcore when you consider the time period. There are also around 76 LARGE galleries worth of black and white photographs showing everything from cheescake poses to hardcore lesbian sex from the 1920's to the 1950's. This content alone is worth the price of entry, but the site owners throw in some material that may be of interest to retro buffs (even if it isn't necessarily erotic). You'll find old mug shot photos, hollywood shots, a few vintage pulp porn comic panels, pulp magazine covers, and book ads. The customer service info you'll find on this site simply cannot be beat. They even have international toll free numbers for customers to call to receive 24 hour a day service. Excellent site, good layout, and sexy content. I think you'll be shocked by how hardcore some of this material gets (interracial, fisting, orgies, male bisexuality, cross dressing, and BDSM).
Lady Atropos is a gorgeous dark haired model with a dangerous gleam in her eye! Her site is a well crafted professional resume which lists her contact info, personal dimensions, and former jobs. There are quite a few galleries showing glamour, rubber, retro, goth, corsets, patent leather, and more. I thought that her inclusion of reviews by photographers that she had worked with was a really nice touch, it obviously shows that she has left a lot of people with very positive impressions. When I visited the miscellaneous and guestbook areas weren't functioning properly, but they didn't have much to do with the overall site theme anyway. Be sure to check out her links section, as it is full of worthwhile info (like a link to her personal blog).
I loved this site! Jo Weldon has been a burlesque dancer for a couple of decades, and this personal site is obviously a labor of love to share that passion with burlesque fans. One of the best things about this site is that it's so obvious this is fun for her and for the other performers she talks about and has photos of. And photos are plentiful here, as Jo shares snapshots of all sorts of different shows, with some of the biggest names around (Dita Von Teese, Catherine D'Lish, Gun Street Girls, and on and on). She's got info on her upcoming workshops and performances, along with contact info for booking. The attitude here is beautiful, yay!
Date Reviewed: 2005-01-13
Cost: Free Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: Sex Positive Goddesses, vintage / pinup
This free site is the online home of Dixie Evans and the Exotic World Movers and Shakers' Burlesque Museum and Striptease Hall of Fame. The actual museum is in California between LA and Vegas. On the site here you can get directions and a lot of information about the events they hold at the museum, and as well you can shop online for momentos of Blaze Starr, Tempest Storm, Dixie Evans, and other stars of burlesque. There is a lot here regardless of whether you were wearing tassels 50 years ago or performing currently, or as well if you were the one sitting at the tip line, and I recommend you stop by and give them your support in their effort to preserve the memories of this historical art form.
Date Reviewed: 2004-09-11
Cost: Free Advertising Content: Low Category Listings: Sex Positive Goddesses, Uncategorizable, vintage / pinup