Sunday, December 09, 2012

Irving Klaw's Cheese Cake Photos

New Cheese Cake Photos!!
Originally uploaded by The Nite Tripper

Via Flickr:
Here is an ad from one of the back pages of my copy of the May 1957 edition of "Cabaret" magazine. The discerning gentleman could discreetly send away for an assortment of risque photos of lovely young women for a nominal price. These types of advertisements appeared in an assortment of magazines from the 1940's through the 1960's.

Irving Klaw was one of the leading photographers in the "cheese cake" industry during the 1950's. His best known model of this genre was the infamous Bettie Page.

For those of you who don't know what "cheese cake" means in this context, here is the "definition" from the Urban Dictionary:

"A genre of glamour photography and poster art made popular in wartime pin-ups of the 1940's, often featuring modest poses by movie starlets displaying lots of leg but little explicit nudity. So called because of the resemblance of a stocking-clad female thigh to the layers of a cheesecake dessert."

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