Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Maciek, flat or narrow?

My 'special' brother doesn't really understand the ides of corsets. He's watched this one:
... and broke the silence.
As it looks Even nice for him, still admits to be only a simple male item who in the end prefers ordinariness - no offence to his life choices which are irrelevant to his present taste. Looks like good things happens to him by accident...
and that's one of them:

However ' even in wooden church a brick will fall on his head ' - some say.
But still he's under protection and everything he says is acceptable.

He claims it looks too flat so for him I found this strange scene..

Under loose summer dress, black steel corset. Interesting.

I feel good in it only when I use it's effect and have tight waisted dress or skirt.
So I'm sitting now in one and I'm wondering if it's a good idea that I decided to come here by bike... Again.

Accidentally I came across Jayne Mansfield.
Her waist is so laced or tightened somehow in every scene that it forced me to finish this film.

But I found out her waist was 53cm.
Bust 100cm and hips 81cm ?!?!

Sometimes I wonder should I believe in everything what's in Wikipedia.
Oh Come On ! 'BIG ASS'... Who doesn't have it nowadays ???
Probably that's why Vintage is Vintage. Everything stays in the past, definitively vintage sizes.

Very fast I fallowed this documentary film.
This slow action film had to be forbidden then!
Jayne Mansfield takes her audience through the trip all over the world. It starts in Rome. Some topless girls, I-stand-by-the-road girls and a lot of small bikinis. In Paris a lot of striptease shows, gay clubs. Some thoughts about lesbians. Also bust competition - and the winner is Sweden!
In 1:05:00 there's an amazing and very nice Crazy Horse show !!!
Finally transvestite / transsexual beauty contest. American girl cleaning shoes half naked.
Everything told by Jayne Mansfield.
Film ends with short description of the car accident which brought her death.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Invisible Rabbit

Since it's Easter it's nice to stay in the atmosphere of rounded egg and mental yellow.
Half eaten chocolate bunny inspired me to post this film...
about 6'3.5" tall rabbit who's name is Harvey.

Harvey 1950
Very friendly James Steward is wandering around and having some drinks from time to time together with his invisible friend Harvey.

You can watch it 

Elwood P. Dowd: Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it. 

Elwood P. Dowd: Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

Elwood P. Dowd: Well, anyway, I was walking down along the street and I heard this voice saying, "Good evening, Mr. Dowd." Well, I turned around and here was this big six-foot rabbit leaning up against a lamp-post. Well, I thought nothing of that because when you've lived in a town as long as I've lived in this one, you get used to the fact that everybody knows your name.

Dr. Sanderson: It may be ridiculous, but I'm gonna miss every one of the psychos, and the neuros, and the schizos in the place.

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet: Does Elwood see anybody these days?
Veta Louise: Oh, yes, Aunt Ethel, Elwood sees *somebody*.

Myrtle Mae: Oh, mother, people get run over by trucks every day. Why can't something like that happen to Uncle Elwood? 

Miss Kelly: Well what shall I say to Mr. Dowd? What do I do? He'll probably be so furious he'll refuse to come down here.
Dr. Sanderson: Look, Miss Kelly. He's probably fit to be tied, but he's a man, isn't he?
Miss Kelly: I guess so. His name's *Mister*!
Dr. Sanderson: Well, then, go into your old routine. You know, the eyes, the swish, the works. I'm immune to it, but I've seen it work on some people, some of the patients out here. Now, you get him down here, Kelly, if you have to do a striptease! 

Elwood P. Dowd: You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections. 

Dr. Chumley: This sister of yours is at the bottom of a conspiracy against you. She's trying to persuade me to lock you up. Today, she had commitment papers drawn up. She has your power of attorney and the key to your safety box, and she brought you here!
Elwood P. Dowd: My sister did all that in one afternoon. That Veta certainly is a whirlwind, isn't she? 

Dr. Sanderson: I think that your sister's condition stems from trauma.
Elwood P. Dowd: From what?
Dr. Sanderson:Uh, trauma. Spelled t-r-a-u-m-a. It means shock. There's nothing unusual about it. There's the "birth trauma" - the shock of being born...
Elwood P. Dowd: That's the one we never get over.

Harvey is a pooka.

Wilson: [reading from an encyclopedia] "P O O K A - Pooka - from old Celtic mythology - a fairy spirit in animal form - always very large. The pooka appears here and there - now and then - to this one and that one - a benign but mischievous creature - very fond of rumpots, crackpots, and how are you, Mr. Wilson?" "How are you, Mr. Wilson?" Who in the encyclopedia wants to know? 

James Steward was probably just like in his performs. Calm and soft.
Married once. Two daughters. Two adopted sons. 
His wife died after 45 years of marriage. And he lived 89 years!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

mysterious vintage times

Lena Turner

'The postman always rings twice' (1946) made her famous.
However about John Garfield, her partner in the film, she said "Couldn't they at least hire someone attractive?"

She was weel known for dating many men and having many lovers as well as having many husbands.
1. Artie Shaw
Only 4 months and only 19 years old. 
Actually I really like his music !
2. Joseph Steven Crane
Very fast it ended with divorce because Lena discovered he was still married to somebody else. Shortly after Crane tried to commit suicide. After this attempt they got together again for their daughter Cheryl.
3. Henry J. Topping Jr. millionaire
Proposed to her by dropping diamond ring into her martini. Gambling and poor investments destroyed his fortune. It ended with church trial.
4. Lex Barker actor
Her daughter wrote in her book that he molested and raped her.
5. Frederick May rancher
6. Robert P. Eaton movie producer
7. Ronald Pellar nightclub hypnotist
After 6 months of marriage he disappeared with 35.000$ check written by Lena. Later on she accused him of stealing her jewellery worth 100.000$

"My goal was to have one husband and seven children, but it turned out to be the other way around."

Lana met Johnny Stompanato during the spring of 1957. He was a former US Marine who became a bodyguard working for gangster Mickey Cohen. His jealousy led him to the set of 'Another time, another place' where Lena performed with Sean Connery. Connery hit Johnny and took away his gun.
Few months later, still motivated by his jealousy he had an argument with Lana in her residence 730 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills. Cheryl, her 14 year old daughter, in her mothers defence stabbed Johnny with kitchen knife. 
It was later recognised as justifiable homicide.
I've seen her in few family movies.

Jean Spangler

American dancer, model, actress. She was married once for 4 years. Marriage with manufacturer Dexter Benner ended with divorce. She had a custody over their daughter Christine. 

On October day 1949, she left her daughter with her sister in law. She was suppose to meet her ex-husband regarding child support payment and later on get to the movie set. Sister in law field missing person report the next day. She was seen by the shop last time, waiting for someone.
Her ex-husband stated he had no contact with Jean for several weeks. His freshly married wife was his alibi. Soon her purse was found near gate to Griffith Park in Los Angeles and strange letter to 'Kirk' inside:
 "Can't wait any longer, Going to see Dr. Scott. It will work best this way while mother is away,..."
At that time she brought very small contribution into a film 'Young Man with a Horn' with Kirk Douglas. Before police found any connection Kirk Douglas called and informed them he's not the one from the letter and he never had possibility to meet Jean personally.

Family finally admitted she was 3 month pregnant and she was planning to visit medical student to have an abortion which was illegal. The student was never found.
Jean had some connection to David Ogul who also disappeared 2 days after she did. 
They were seen in hotel in Mexico, El Paso. For years she was searched internationally and she's still listed as a missing person.
During next few years she was seen in Northern and Southern California, Phoenix, Arizona and Mexico City.

Jean's mother always accused her ex-husband.

Mickey Cohen

David Ogul was connected to Mickey Cohen, L.A. gangster acting in 30s - 60s.
Everything is here in Mysteries and scandals !! few parts.

Black Dahlia

Elisabeth Short was found Leimert Park district of Los Angeles on January 15, 1947, west side of South Norton Avenue midway between Coliseum Street and West 39th Street. (34°0′59.19″N 118°19′58.51″W)

Her body was cut in half and her face was cut in 'glasgow smile'.
As many murders this one was never solved. 
In spite of how colourful 40s - 50s were, police and law stayed in a grey zone. I think that half of all murders were actually committed by police officers themselves. Who cared about justice and clues and evidences? 
There's a book.
Movie The Black Dahlia, which is extremely slooow and sadly a bit boring - in my opinion.
much more exciting than the movie is this link.

Thelma Todd

So beautiful and gifted actress.

She took part in around 120 movies. Got involved with director already married Roland West. They lived very close to each other. All of them. Thelma owned a cafe, Roland owned restaurant. She was just about to open a night club in the same area. 
Officially she died of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, locked in garage, was found in a car with motor running.

There are many theories... but the most possible would be that Roland was a domineering person and never liked Thelma's love to parties and fun.
That's why when he gave her deadline that night, she was on the party, and she ignored that, he locked up her residence so when she finally got to another garage he closed the door behind her just to teach her a lesson. It was December, cold winter so she simply turn on the car to keep herself warm.

But other possibilities which I found on this Blog could be:

1. All of this is mere conspiracy theory, and the poor girl just fell asleep.
2. Roland West wanted to break off the relationship and decided to bump her off. He had a girlfriend who looked like Todd perform the kick and scream routine outside while he knocked her out and left her in her car with the motor running.
3. Lucky Luciano wanted to use her club for illegal gambling and she refused. You don't mess with Lucky Luciano.
4. She was murdered by her ex-husband Pat DiCicco
5. She was having bouts of depression and many financial troubles, indicating that she may have actually committed suicide

What's important, "Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe" still exists and it's located nearby at 17575 Pacific Coast Highway, just west of Sunset Blvd.

Very often I meet this on youtube Monkey Business 1931. I guess I should finally go through this.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Men VS Corsets

Second part focuses on the wedding. 
Everything is prepared. Welcoming guests. 

All guests belong to the same group of interest. Only men are hearable in the crowd. Women are of course silent because of gags.

Bride is totally kept by corsets and other leather extras. 

She's in mask and wig. Her arms are tied behind so two fake ones are attached to create a 
perfect doll.

To make it clear... all ideas come actually from women themselves. 
So the wedding begins.

Shortly after bride is untied because she's too tired. And so the guests have a wedding cake.

Afterwards young couple go for their honeymoon.

With Fifi - maid at the back.

Their time is passing on gagging games...

and the wedding night of course.

She wears special sleeping shoes - to practise her feet. 
(The family has their own dress maker.)
So they live like a 'normal' couple. Having meals together...

...playing golf...

...hide and seek...

...having family meetings.

"Another kind of society altogether, where a tiny waist counts for more than family history, pretty legs take the social place position and a tight gag is the passport to complete acceptance."

So beautiful and exciting.
...just what about joints ??

As I talked with girls I found out that men are afraid of this kind of aesthetics
Corsets, garter belts, stockings.
My friend wanted to test it on her husband. So she got one set, kind of 'corset' style lingerie and stockings. Let's say soft version.
It didn't work. He didn't like it.

For modern men it's terrifying.
They don't really see so often seamed stockings, and corsets...sometimes never in their existence. (on live)
We admire this what we see everyday. 
And obviously they're afraid of this what they've never experienced.
Don't like what they've never seen before.

Everyone thinks that is ready to experience new things but in reality there's just closed cage made from judgements based on nothing.
Fear of liking something so forgotten and pushed on the side by majority.
There's No distance. No sense of humour. Everyone and everything is so serious.

A girl having her own pole in the middle of her small rented room is offended by striptease jokes.
Blondes are touched by stories about blondes.
Personal life is such a grave subject that it's not proper to take it with laugh

Once while I was biking, an older man stopped me asking if these are real, authentic seamed stockings I'm wearing. He hasn't seen it for long long years. And it made him happy.
I'm almost sure that for women who knew their sexuality in 50s, 60s ... sex was much more wrapped in details of passion. Corsets, laces, ropes, stockings, bullet bras...

What we have now is cotton bras, cotton panties, socks.

So Who Cares?
Why not to wear all these sexy stuff all day, every day.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Marriage by Eric Stanton

"The best of luck my boy and remember, in marriage, there's nothing that can't be settled by a smaller corset, higher heel, a tighter restraint or a more severe gag."

Eric Stanton lived in September 30, 1926–March 17, 1999.
Created in 50s and up.
New Yorker. Studied in Illustrators and Cartoonists School.

When he was young we worked in the carnival as knife thrower.
"Bound in Leather" is my Favourite !!!
"It's always fun to be tied up, but it's especially delightful to be tied by your husband."

Have a look at this summary and consider:
I got it from my Love.
575 stimulating pages.

"Black's the color of Love and Surrender.
If all wives wore long, black stockings and displayed them for their husbands, there would be far fewer divorces."

It's a pure SM story about small family...
A young man meets unusual lady one evening in the Opera or Theatre.
He notices something strange about her. Her moves and body are limited. She wears tight leather shoes and corset...(as far as I remember)
Anyway, they start conversation and very fast this bounded lady invites him home.
Young man is so fascinated he just can't say No. 
It appears she's a lady of the house. Her husband is away at the moment and there's only 
her daughter and a maid at home.

This is a family which share a passion to domination, leather bounding, being tied up ...
But only women are dominated. Men are leaders and guardians.
So the young man is looking around the house and he's asked to tied her up.

Owners of the house like to hang their photos presenting special positions and outfits.

Maid is the one who brings ropes and other accessories when she's asked. She brings long leather shoes and young man tries out his skills and he ties up the lady of the house.

He's intrigued by the daughter when he hears that for another hour she's training. Which means she's gagged, tied and locked in a special suitcase. He's asking to meet her and so she's brought by maid. Walking suitcase - it's her.

She also has a special mask. Leather or latex... plus gag make her face a bit changed.

As soon as she gets out of the suitcase she decides to make a joke. She manages to encourage the young man to help her and she gags her mother...

...and put maid into the box.

She writes on a piece of paper (she can't talk in this outfit) if this young man would like to go for a ride. He dresses her up in long leather shoes, up to groin area and latex dress.
She's driving but he steers her. As far as I remember they go to her family's summer house.

She doesn't want to be set free. So he hangs her on the huge chandelier.

Her parents arrive quite fast. Both of them.
The wife is silent because of course she's dressed up properly for going out. Latex + leather + gag. When men get to know each other, husband and father ties his wife for a while - obviously not to leave her just like that wandering around.

Father explains more less how they live. Men often like to put on these plain latex masks different eyes, lips, make-up, hair. It's like a game in having a living doll meanwhile these living dolls take a pleasure and excitement from being in pain and having limited freedom. But it is not about giving someone extreme pain. It is only about giving pain that they want, when and as much as they want.

Young man is invited for a dinner. He get to know the girl better and he proposes to her.

to be continued ...