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The Mad Professor has affection for movie stars, starlets and gals-next-door who push limits. And screen star Anna May Wong, baring her belly and legs and flashing her armpits in a 1933 publicity shot is no exception. This portrait of screen star Anna May Wong has been scanned from a scrapbook assembled by a collector circa the early 1930s. The scrapbook includes clippings from movie magazines of the period and the images continue to be scanned, exquisitely restored, and added to the extensive holdings in the Picticon.
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Like many others, when Norma Shearer auditions for the Ziegfeld Follies in 1918 she is sent over to photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston for a routine set of photographs, and like many if not most of the prospects, the 18 year old Ms. Shearer bares her tits and her pussy in his New York studio. But the talented young lady doesn't get hired and it is not until the mid-1920, after Shearer becomes a movie star, that the photographs find the light of day. Ah, how familiar a story. The Mad Professor knows that the erotic is not simply the images themselves, but the story behind the images as well. Johnston's style is unique, and the Picticon is pleased to continue to consolidate some of his sexiest work.
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The Mad Professor is continuing to update some of the Picticon vintage collections, including this growing collection of dancers from the Folies Bergère in Paris. Dehan, #66 in the AN (Armand Noyer) series, like all the rest of the gals, has bare arms and legs, a cute belly button, but is unusual in that she has her top on. well, at least for the moment. Charm knows no boundaries, and it is the mission of the Picticon to (re)discover our legacy. Walery, who photographed many of the Dancers of the Folies Bergère, is a prolific lensman in Paris in the first decades of the 20th century. This postcard is carefully hand-tinted.
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The Mad Professor is a collector, and he shares his vast horde with his surfers. Recently he stumbled across some new nuggets for one of his treasured collections, the AN series featuring the Dancers of the Casino de Paris, probably circa 1910s. Enjoy and understand these are real gals. You can find collections of vintage pinups, but nowhere will you find the scope, depth, and scholarship of the carefully restored Vintage 1910 images found in the Picticon. The Mad Professor rules, so take advantage of the best!
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After digressing on Aphrodesia and Anthropology the Mad Professor now squints at the remaining term (from the Taschin slogan): Art. The Mad Professor likes art and it is his desire to share it also with his surfers. The way to see art as sexy is to try to look into the head-space of the painting or graphic. SexFo does not get better than this Harem Baths painting by Jean-Leon Gerome from 1876. Like all best fantasy it builds a rich dimensional environment with an engagement. The proposition--naked models lounging about the harem, the interaction with the hookah-san--just entering this quasi-real world is aphrodesia, anthropological (one culture's depiction of another), and art (because it is magnificent in color and light and bodies and action and idea and more). See more at the Picticon.