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It’s Alive, It’s Alive! : The Rise of Horror Movies in the 1930s-1950s

Posted by Liz T. on

It’s spooky season, so we’ve been revisiting some of our old favorite movies about things that go bump in the night. Although classic horror movies like Dracula and Frankenstein may strike modern audiences as more campy than scary, many were technologically impressive at the time and have left a lasting impact on modern mythology even nearly a century later. Let’s take a quick look at how the horror movie genre changed from the 1930s to the 1950s. The rise of the feature-length talkies, or movies with recorded dialogue in addition to sound effects and music, began in 1927 with The...

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We Love Lucy: The Legacy of Lucille Ball

Posted by Liz T. on

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989) was a fiery and hilarious comedienne, actress, and producer who continually broke barriers for women in television. In honor of what would have been her 109th birthday, let's look at why she is still so loved. Lucille got her start as a model before performing on Broadway. In the 1930s and 1940s, she took on small roles in several films as a contract player. During this time, she met Cuban band leader Desi Arnez and the two were married in 1940. Lucille's first notable success after the success of a radio comedy, My Favorite Husband, during which she learned that...

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Pin Up Posing Tips

Posted by Feliz Weinberg on

Check out GGR's full collection of Pinup Posing Tips below!  

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Swimming Pinups: The Weeki Wachee Mermaids

Posted by Liz T. on

Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida has been the home of a legendary mermaid show since 1947, in which talented and glamorous swimmers perform in a crystal-clear natural spring. The audience watches these timeless performances from a man-made theater that is embedded in the side of the spring and submerged 16 feet below the surface. The Weeki Wachee show was created by Newton Perry, a former US Navy Seal Instructor and noted swim performer, who turned this stunning natural feature into the ultimate 1950s roadside attraction.  Weeki Wachee is the deepest known freshwater cave system in the United States and the actual bottom of the spring...

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The Evolution of Women's Swimwear from the 1700s to Today

Posted by Liz T. on

Over the past 300 years, women’s swimwear has encompassed the full range of possible coverage, from 18th century bathing gowns and modern-day burkinis to the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. Here’s a look at some different styles of western swimwear in recent history. The earliest swimsuits in the time period we’re looking at would have been nothing at all! “Bathing” was often done in sex-separated groups, if at all, and was even widely considered to be immoral for stretch. When swimming, or "sea-bathing," started to become popular, the initial 200 years of suits were more concerned with...

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