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The Parisian Hostess Pin Up
Pin Up Group Name:
Vero Beach Pin Up
Full Bio:

The Parisian Hostess Pin Up has been living the Pin Up lifestyle for the past 5 years while creating the Handmade Apothecary Brand; The Parisian Hostess, providing Essential Oil products to those that look for a healthier more natural approach to living. Now in its 6th year of business, you can find The Parisian Hostess products in over 40 Boutiques and Spas in the United States.

Editor of the Modern Day Pin Up Magazine - the magazine every Pin Up will be reading!

Creator of Pin Up Database - the Official International Who's Who of the Pin Up World

Creator of Retro Wire - the most comprehensive international Hub for the Pin Up, Retro and Rockabilly Lifestyle

Creator of the Bombshell Academy Bootcamp  - where she teaches women how to release their inner Bombshell through hair, makeup, posing and photo shoots.

Television:

TV Norge- Alt for Norge Reality TV Show Season 10: Cast
ESPN- Making the Squad: Miami Dolphins Cheerleader: Cheerleader
American Forces Network- Outside the Gate: Travel Series Host
American Forces Network- Creative Commissary Cooking: Series Host

Bookings:

The Parisian Hostess Pin Up is available for Photoshoots, Hosting & Teaching Engagements. Please send an email for more information.

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City:
Vero Beach
Pin Up Group Membership:
Vero Beach Pin Up, Parisian Pin Ups
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro Lovely- Modern Day Pin Up Magazine - Pinup Kulture - Beach Beauties - The Pink Elephant Pin Up - Bombshell Betties
Sunny D-lite
Full Bio:

Pretty Pin Up by Day and professional Burlesque Performer by night!

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City:
Munich
Me with My De\'Lish Car
Short Bio:
Meg De'Lish is an upstate New York pin up, who's mission is to instill confidence and body positivity in women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ability while raising money for worth causes.
Full Bio:

My name is Meg De'Lish, I have been a photographer for most of my life and a Pin Up model for about three years now. I believe the getting involved in causes you believe is an important part of being a pin up and an example for others. I do work to raise money and awareness with veteran's groups and The Rolphie Fund, a charity that helps children in economic need. I also believe that only how beautiful you are matters. One of my biggest inspirations, Dita Von Teese, is older than me and she is still radiant, inspiring, and beautiful. I'm sure she will be for decades to come, and I want to be right there with her pushing the notion that beauty standards have anything to do with age. When I am older I will challenge the concept that only if you are young, in shape and have great skin can you be seen as beautiful, confident, and sexy. Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful and sexy. To be beautiful, confident and sexy takes inner beauty, which should be a what women and girls strive for... being beautiful from the inside out. Remember, I'm De'Lish... and so are you.

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City:
Cobleskill
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro Lovely Magazine, Passion PinUps Magazine, Vivacious Vixens
Model: Ginger Honeybear photo: Elisha Brilhaunte of of Catastrophe Photography in studio in Tacoma, WA
Pin Up Group Name:
Capital City Dolls
Short Bio:
Published Pin Up in the Pacific Northwest
Full Bio:

Published PNW Redheaded Pin Up. An officially sweatered member of the Capital City Dolls. Active in promoting Equality, Equity, Body Positivity, Inclusivity, Mental Health, Community Outreach, and Vintage Style Not Vintage Values.

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City:
Seattle
Pin Up Group Membership:
Capital City Dolls
Published in the Following Publications:
PNWM- Pacific Northwest Muses
Billie Jayne DeVille
Full Bio:

Hey, Sugar! My name is Billie Jayne DeVille. I was born and raised a Georgia Peach but I now
call South Carolina my home. I'm a full-time artist/pinstriper and a total sucker for whitewall
tires and big tailfins! When I'm not painting, you can find me cruising in my 53 Chevy, my 55
Cadillac or in the shop getting down and dirty with my 58 Plymouth restoration project!

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City:
Anderson
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro Lovely, Delicious Dolls, Bombshell Magazine, Garters & Grills, Smitten Kitten, Grease Magazine
Mayzie Mac
Pin Up Group Name:
The Luscious Ladies
Short Bio:
Hi! I’m Mayzie! I'm a vintage/retro pinup model based in Tampa Bay, Florida
Full Bio:

I have always had a love of vintage, and with finding the pinup/rockabilly lifestyle, I feel like I have finally found my place in this crazy world!

I'm a mom of six - 3 human kids and 3 dachshund puppies! When I'm not busy at home or modeling, I'm also a professional photographer. My Husband & I own Clearwater Pinup and Boudoir Photography.

Why "Mayzie"?
I am a HUGE Dr. Seuss fan. I have always loved all of his books - I grew up loving thim & have passed the love down to my children. I really wanted to use a name from one of his books, but unfortunately, there were only a handful of names I thought would fit for a pinup name. I ultimately settled on "Mayzie" from "Daisy-Head Mayzie" and "Mayzie La Bird"

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City:
Clearwater
Pin Up Group Membership:
The Luscious Ladies
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro Lovely Magazine, Bombshell, Atomic Planet, Smitten Kitten Magazine
Bettie Raege
Full Bio:

Beneath the victory rolls, red lipstick and crinoline lives an old soul surviving in a modern world. I have always had a love of vintage, and with finding the pinup/rockabilly lifestyle, I feel like I have finally found my place in this crazy world. My love for all things classic and vintage has been instilled in me from a early age. The pin up life is my way of bring the retro into the now. I feel that its my mission is to instill confidence and body positivity in women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and ability while raising money for worth causes.

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City:
Marietta
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro lovely, Passion Pinups, Smitten Kitten, Rocket magazine
Photo by Sveinn Photography
Pin Up Group Name:
The Luscious Ladies
Full Bio:

A Florida Native, Robby Vamps has had an affinity for all things vintage, pinup and Rockabilly since the early 2000’s.

Combining a darker aesthetic with pinup style this edgy gal enjoys exploring haunted places, strolls through the cemetery and is the Queen of Halloween.

With a sexy, spooky sensibility and a love of black velvet and lace, Robby Vamps also appreciates a good laugh and is always up for an exciting adventure.

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City:
Orlando
Pin Up Group Membership:
The Luscious Ladies
Published in the Following Publications:
Retro Lovely, Rocket Magazine
Marilyn Monroe – Historical Pin Up
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Monroe found herself at the center of a scandal in March 1952, when she revealed that she had posed for nude pictures in 1949, which were now featured in a calendar.[86] The studio had learned of the upcoming publication of the calendar some weeks prior, and together with Monroe decided that to avoid damaging her career it was best to admit to them while stressing that she had been broke at the time.[87] The strategy gained her public sympathy and increased interest in her films, for which she was now receiving top-billing. In the wake of the scandal, Monroe was featured on the cover of Life as the "Talk of Hollywood" and gossip columnist Hedda Hopper declared her the "cheesecake queen" turned "box office smash".[88] Fox released three of Monroe's films —Clash by Night, Don't Bother to Knock and We're Not Married!— soon after to capitalize on the public interest.[89]

When Niagara was released in January 1953, women's clubs protested it as immoral, but it proved popular with audiences.[115] While Variety deemed it "clichéd" and "morbid", The New York Times commented that "the falls and Miss Monroe are something to see", as although Monroe may not be "the perfect actress at this point ... she can be seductive—even when she walks".[116][117] Monroe continued to attract attention by wearing revealing outfits, most famously at the Photoplay awards in January 1953, where she won the "Fastest Rising Star" award.[118] She wore a skin-tight gold lamé dress, which prompted veteran star Joan Crawford to publicly call her behavior "unbecoming an actress and a lady".[118]

While Niagara made Monroe a sex symbol and established her "look", her second film of 1953, the satirical musical comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, cemented her screen persona as a "dumb blonde".[119] Based on Anita Loos' novel and its Broadway version, the film focuses on two "gold-digging" showgirls played by Monroe and Jane Russell. Monroe's role was originally intended for Betty Grable, who had been 20th Century-Fox's most popular "blonde bombshell" in the 1940s; Monroe was fast eclipsing her as a star who could appeal to both male and female audiences.[120] As part of the film's publicity campaign, she and Russell pressed their hand and footprints in wet concrete outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in June.[121] Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was released shortly after and became one of the biggest box office successes of the year.[122] Crowther of The New York Times and William Brogdon of Variety both commented favorably on Monroe, especially noting her performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"; according to the latter, she demonstrated the "ability to sex a song as well as point up the eye values of a scene by her presence".[123][124]

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City:
Los Angeles
Rita Hayworth – Historical Pin Up
Full Bio:

Hayworth in 1946

Born

Margarita Carmen Cansino
October 17, 1918
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Died
May 14, 1987 (aged 68)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.

Cause of death
Alzheimer's disease complications

Resting place
Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City

Occupation
Actress, dancer

Years active
1931–1972

Spouse(s)

Edward C. Judson
(m. 1937; div. 1942)

Orson Welles
(m. 1943; div. 1947)

Prince Aly Khan
(m. 1949; div. 1953)

Dick Haymes
(m. 1953; div. 1955)

James Hill
(m. 1958; div. 1961)

Children
2, including Yasmin Aga Khan

Parent(s)

Eduardo Cansino
Volga Hayworth

Relatives

Richard Cansino (nephew)
Vinton Hayworth (uncle)

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Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.[1]

Hayworth is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford, in which she played the femme fatale in her first major dramatic role. Fred Astaire, with whom she made two films, once called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl (1944), with Gene Kelly. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.

In 1980, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which contributed to her death at age 68. The public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew attention to Alzheimer's, which was largely unknown by most people at the time, and helped to increase public and private funding for Alzheimer's research.
Peak years at Columbia[edit] Hayworth had top billing in one of her best-known films, the Technicolor musical Cover Girl, released in 1944.[25] The film established her as Columbia's top star of the 1940s, and it gave her the distinction of being the first of only six women to dance on screen with both Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.[26] "I guess the only jewels of my life", Hayworth said in 1970, "were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire ... And Cover Girl, too."[27]

Hayworth and choreographer Jack Cole in Tonight and Every Night (1945)

For three consecutive years, starting in 1944, Hayworth was named one of the top movie box-office attractions in the world. She was adept in ballet, tap, ballroom, and Spanish routines. Cohn continued to showcase Hayworth's dance talents. Columbia featured her in the Technicolor films Tonight and Every Night (1945) with Lee Bowman and Down to Earth (1947) with Larry Parks.[citation needed]

Hayworth as Gilda (1946)

Her sexy, glamorous appeal was most noted in Charles Vidor's film noir Gilda (1946) with Glenn Ford, which caused censors some consternation. The role, in which Hayworth wore black satin and performed a legendary one-glove striptease, "Put The Blame On Mame", made her into a cultural icon as a femme fatale.[3]

While Gilda was in release, it was widely reported that an atomic bomb which was scheduled to be tested at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean's Marshall Islands would bear an image of Hayworth, a reference to her bombshell status. Although the gesture was undoubtedly meant as a compliment,[28] Hayworth was deeply offended. Orson Welles, then married to Hayworth, recalled her anger in an interview with biographer Barbara Leaming: "Rita used to fly into terrible rages all the time, but the angriest was when she found out that they'd put her on the atom bomb. Rita almost went insane, she was so angry. ... She wanted to go to Washington to hold a press conference, but Harry Cohn wouldn't let her because it would be unpatriotic." Welles tried to persuade Hayworth that the whole business was not a publicity stunt on Cohn's part, that it was simply homage to her from the flight crew.[14]:129–130

On the June 30, 1946, broadcast of Orson Welles Commentaries, Welles said of the imminent test, "I want my daughter to be able to tell her daughter that grandmother's picture was on the last atom bomb ever to explode."[29]

The fourth atomic bomb ever to be detonated was decorated with a photograph of Hayworth cut from the June 1946 issue of Esquire magazine. Above it was stenciled the device's nickname, "Gilda", in two-inch black letters.[30]

Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Hayworth's performance in Welles's 1947 film The Lady from Shanghai was critically acclaimed.[3] The film's failure at the box office was attributed in part to Hayworth's famous red hair being cut short and bleached platinum blonde for the role. Cohn had not been consulted and was furious that Hayworth's image was changed.[citation needed]

Also in 1947, Hayworth was featured in a Life cover story by Winthrop Sargeant that resulted in her being nicknamed "The Love Goddess".[31] The term was adopted and used later as the title of a biopic and of a biography about her. In a 1980s interview, Hayworth said, "Everybody else does nude scenes, but I don't. I never made nude movies. I didn't have to do that. I danced. I was provocative, I guess, in some things. But I was not completely exposed."[10]:234

Her next film, The Loves of Carmen (1948) with Glenn Ford, was the first film co-produced by Columbia and Hayworth's production company, The Beckworth Corporation (named for Rebecca, her daughter with Welles). It was Columbia's biggest moneymaker that year. She received a percentage of the profits from this and all her subsequent films until 1954, when she dissolved Beckworth to pay off debts.

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City:
Brooklyn