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August 25, 2006 9:26 AM   Subscribe

Some vintage photographs of ladies trying out for dancing jobs at a South California club. They were taken from the late 1960s through to the early 1970s, and are part of a larger set of 400 or so Polaroids. There are some cool photos here. (No nudity, but it's probably not safe for work.)
posted by chunking express (24 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
I actually posted this from work though, so it's not that NSFW.
posted by chunking express at 9:27 AM on August 25, 2006


...mom?
posted by Andrew Brinton at 9:28 AM on August 25, 2006


... dad?
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:34 AM on August 25, 2006 [1 favorite]


If you send him a friend request he'll make you a "friend" contact, allowing you to see the entire set, including the NSFW ones. They're all very interesting.
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:37 AM on August 25, 2006


I wish I had this outfit. Also, that room looks like something from my parents' places when I was little. I think it's the cinderblock bookshelves.
posted by small_ruminant at 9:37 AM on August 25, 2006


I'm sorry, I mean, if you make him a contact, he'll make you a "friend" contact back. This isn't myspace...keep forgetting...
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 9:37 AM on August 25, 2006


Awesome.
They're sort of wistful.
Some are even kind of sad.
posted by chococat at 9:38 AM on August 25, 2006


these are great.

I swear I caught a whiff of that distinctive bead-curtain smell. (unintentionally euphemistic)
posted by isopraxis at 9:38 AM on August 25, 2006


Astro Zombie wins the Internets.

*cleans diet coke off monitor*
posted by The Bellman at 9:43 AM on August 25, 2006


Nice.

That old-school hair needs to make a comeback.
posted by jonmc at 9:44 AM on August 25, 2006


"Some are even kind of sad."

Nothing's a bigger turn-on than a crying stripper.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:45 AM on August 25, 2006


I bought the entire collection for $10.

Now that's a good deal.
posted by orange swan at 9:48 AM on August 25, 2006




Nice set.
posted by sfts2 at 10:28 AM on August 25, 2006


Stripping Isn't Really Sexy, Is It?
posted by ryoshu at 10:44 AM on August 25, 2006


Please Don't Go Topless, Mother.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:48 AM on August 25, 2006


It's cool how normal (and different from each other) they all look. These days they'd all have tanorexia and boob jobs.
posted by Jess the Mess at 12:35 PM on August 25, 2006


Earlier this year I went to Flickr meetup/BBQ with a bunch of friends. We were all drinking and having fun. Then I went to sit down on this chair and saw a 1970's polaroid with a strippery girl on it. I thought out loud "oh! these are just like those stripper polaroids I saw online!" and then the woman who lived there said "those probably are the ones you saw online" and brought me a big shoebox full of them. It was like meeting someone famous. Some have terse notes on the back of them like "looks like [somebody]" or "tits".

Follow SmileyChewtrain's advice and see how much better the world was before implants.
posted by redteam at 12:55 PM on August 25, 2006


wow, I think I mayhav even had a chance of getting a part in those days!
posted by johnsaunders at 1:40 PM on August 25, 2006


I'm sorry, I mean, if you make him a contact, he'll make you a "friend" contact back. This isn't myspace...keep forgetting...

Could someone tell me how to add someone as a contact? I can't figure it out.
posted by bob sarabia at 2:13 PM on August 25, 2006


Awesome find! Me likey.
posted by vronsky at 2:34 PM on August 25, 2006


Is this from the same guy?
posted by divabat at 5:52 PM on August 25, 2006


Some of the comments, especially on the Flickr account, seem so stoked on the idea. I sort of understand it, but the whole format, all those dingy rooms and the sort of strained expressions on the models' faces, it's just piled with that tinge of sadness, and I don't know if I could attach any sort of "Great body! Smokin'!!!" sorts of thoughts to them.
posted by redsparkler at 12:40 AM on August 26, 2006


I wonder where these women are, and if it bothers them that these pictures have surfaced on the Internet.
posted by golden_lady at 7:45 AM on August 28, 2006


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