Archive for ‘Gals’

February 3, 2023

Satchel strapped down

All set to travel

Stirruped leggings, winged spectacles, and a puddin’ bowl helmet. She’s dressed for riding success aboard the bathtubbed Thunderbird.

January 27, 2023

Miss January

Legs Eleven

A Thunderbird cover from seventy years ago. For a quarter you can have a ‘zine with articles regaling the qualities of British machinery. Bingo!

January 21, 2023

Muse

Glamor Gals

Most published illustrations are based on staged photographs. Norman Rockwell’s covers for The Saturday Evening Post we’re such examples. Here is a piece of work by one of his contemporaries Gil Elvgren, who was known for his pin-up girls as well as advertising illustrations for companies such as Brown & Bigelow. Many of his ladies ended up as nose art on WW2 bombers.

January 20, 2023

Ladies in the Mud

Silk Headscarf

Twenty-one year old motorcycle triallist June Adams on her bike, March 1951.

January 16, 2023

Bellezza Italiana

Beautiful but Dangerous

At 95 Gina Lollobrigita had a full and interesting life. As a sex symbol in post-war Europe she acted in several films opposite leading men such as Humphrey Bogart, Errol Flynn, Burt Lancaster, and , as seen on the lower right image, Rock Hudson. Later life saw her move to the other side of the camera, where, as a photojournalist, she managed to get an interview with Fidel Castro. (1927-2023)

January 14, 2023

The Cats Whiskers

Music and Motorcycles

The poster for this years biker and band gathering in Chicago. A couple of streets in the Fulton Market district closed down for a long weekend for open air noise with Mods and Rockers. Something to look forward to! Be there or be square!

January 6, 2023

I got you babe!

If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.

The Goddess of Rock Cher has been a music and fashion icon for over 50 years. Lookin’ cheery with Sonny’s Triumph.

December 7, 2022

Bond Girl Survey

One, two, three

It’s tough but I gotta do it:

1. Diana Rigg (Tracy Bond) OHMSS

2. Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore) Goldfinger

3. Lucian’s Paluzzi (Fiona Volpe) Thunderball

December 3, 2022

Hounds life

Frau und Hund

German Triumph-Werke Nürnberg TWN 350cc aus den frühen dreißiger jahren. Die junge dame sieht uneschroken aus in ihrer reitkleidung. Der hund ist gleichgültig.

October 4, 2022

Killing Eve

Chic Assassin

Jodie Comer is the multilingual killer Villanelle. A Hit Woman ready to take on any job. A few scenes have seen her on two wheels; here in Tuscany with a Moto Guzzi. Her outfit : a custom Chloé blouse dyed a minty blue, Paige denim shorts, and Doc Martens (so she can scale walls easily)

September 5, 2022

Monday Monday

Mama

– Cass Elliot taking on a sixties vibe with a racing green ‘68 Norton Commando. She was the voice of a generation as the youth enjoyed free love and a soundtrack to match.

March 8, 2022

XX

The Fairer Sex

International Women’s Day – Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/womens-day

February 23, 2022

Olive Rudge

Arthur’s other ‘alf

– actress Anna Karen, known for her role in late 60’s sitcom On The Buses, passed away aged 85. Thick glasses, unattractive wig and extra padding gave her a dowdy look in her frustrated marriage to Arthur.

February 9, 2022

Group Dynamics

Motorcycle Gang
January 14, 2022

Short Plaid

Tartan Time

– a rocker girl wearing the leather jacket and Vivienne Westwood inspired Clan mini skirt