Monday, November 30, 2009

Weeds With Roots in Hell




'Wild dope parties! Unleashed Passion! ... A moment of Ecstasy...'



1930s poster for
drug propaganda film 'Marihuana'





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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Amazing Vintage Headwear





















All the above images are available as prints in our 'Showgirls, Burlesque & Dance' collection on our website. Click on individual pics above to see more details or to purchase.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

POW! Retro Poster.






This 60s style poster is an original design by Vintage Venus and is part of our Plastik Fantastic retro range of posters.
POW! features The Avengers Emma Peel (Diana Rigg) co-star of the original 1960s British TV series.



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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Charles the First taking a spin on his bicycle







A recent addition to our 'Circus & Sideshow' collection - Charles the First, The Human Chimpanzee - 'Does everything but talk'. circa 1909.



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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fern Andra



1920's Circus poster for Fern Andra



Born today (November 24) in 1893, circus acrobat & actress, Fern Andra.

Her show-business career started as an aerialist with a troupe that toured the U.S. and Europe. In Vienna she became a student of famed director/teacher Max Reinhardt and appeared in several of his plays and films. She soon settled in Berlin, where she starred in several productions for UFA Studios, some of which she also produced and directed. She also appeared in British and French films. In the sound era she returned to the United States, but after making only two films, she retired. source/more




The above poster is available as a print in our 'Circus & Sideshow' collection.




Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Grand Tour - Classic European Destinations

The techniques used to create these beautiful photochrom prints in the 1890s did not produce the sharp, crisp images like the photos of today, however, the appeal of these old images is that they sometimes look more painterly than photos, and a have a unique atmospheric charm.
The prints below (and others in our collection) have all been repaired and restored.



Eiffel Tower, Paris, France




Windmills, Holland




Forum Boario, Rome, Italy




The Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy




Gondola by Moonlight, Venice, Italy.




Nymphs in lake, Baden, Germany




Florence, Italy.




Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France



All the above images are available as prints in our 'Vintage Photographs of Places' collection on our website. Click on individual pics above to see more details or to purchase.





Saturday, November 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Lulu





1920s American actress Louise brooks born today (November 14) in 1906





The above image images are available as prints via our website.



Veronica Lake






Born today (November 14) in 1919, mysterious Film Noir beauty with the stunning Peek-a-boo blonde hair, actress Veronica Lake more




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Showgirls, Burlesque & Dance - Recent arrivals

Newly restored (-some have been coloured) recent additions to our Showgirls collection.
All images are available as prints from our website. Click on individual pics below to see more details or to purchase.




















Monday, November 9, 2009

Hedy Lamarr






Born today (November 9) in 1914, the sensuous Austrian-born 1940s Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr.

The woman many critics and fans alike regard as the most beautiful ever to appear in films was born Hedwig Eva Kiesler in Vienna, Austria, and was a student of theater director Max Reinhardt in Berlin. She began her career in 1930 in Czech and German films.

It was the Czech production Ekstase (1933), in which she caused an international sensation by appearing nude and simulating orgasm, that brought her worldwide attention.
The resulting notoriety got her called to Hollywood, and she was signed by MGM. The studio changed her name to the more elegant "Hedy Lamarr" and put her in a series of exotic adventure epics such as Algiers (1938) and White Cargo (1942).

Her biggest success was in Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular Samson and Delilah (1949) as the title temptress, but her career declined from that point as her looks began to fade and a new crop of beauties supplanted her. She left the screen in 1957. source/more


1933 Swedish poster for Ecstasy





Friday, November 6, 2009

As Seen in Real Living Magazine Christmas Gift Guide

..For those who have enquired about this Vintage Venus print as seen in the Real Living magazine Xmas Gift Guide..
Click on the pic below for a direct link to purchase, or for info regarding size availability etc.



Victoria Moped poster c.1950s




Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Vintage Cult, Pulp & Exploitation Posters


Here are some favourites from our new Cult & Pulp collection of posters which we recently introduced to our site.
The collection features posters in the B-grade & Cult movie, Film Noir, Hard Boiled, Drug Propaganda, Bad Girl, Sci-fi, Sexploitation, Pulp, Cartoon, and Trash Flick genres.

We have hundreds of classic posters awaiting restoration which will be added to the site in the coming months, so stay tuned for some exciting new additions.



The Mating Urge
1950s Exploitation film poster




Hot Rod Rumble
classic 1957 movie poster



Attack of the 50ft Woman
Cult Sci-fi favourite from 1958




Reefer Madness
1950s cult classic drug propaganda flick



Krazy Kat
1934




Dracula's Daughter
Poster for the 1949 horror movie
starring Gloria Holden as
the blood-thirsty female
vampire.




The Day the Earth Stood Still
French poster for this 1951
Sci-fi thriller




All the above posters are available as prints in our 'Cult & Pulp' collection on our website. Click on individual pics above to see more details or to purchase.





Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zundapp Bella Vintage Motor Scooter

I love vintage scooters & this one really lives up to it's name .. Bella!



Vintage advertisement for the
Zundapp Bella Scooter c.1950s



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