Cory Doctorow at 7:49 am Thu, Jun 18, 2009
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1964 Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog
Soon as I’m a millionaire, I’ll marry bottom middle. Then trade her for bottom right.
I like the way you think.
I had a friend (we’re talking early ’70s when she told me this story) whose older brother was in the Army during the Korean War, and soldiers would subscribe to the catalog because the Army wouldn’t allow subscriptions to what Lenny Bruce called “stroke books” – they wouldn’t deliver them to the solders.
A young transvestite’s dream. ;-)
First read that as Captive in Lace.
As seen on “The Golden Girls!”
I really liked those Fredericks of Hollywood catalogs also. All those nighties, and wigs, everything to make a woman beautiful.
look in the vogue patterns,these styles are coming back,i thought u guys liked us all trussed up,just waing to be unwrapped.
And people today wonder where Barbie got her figure…
I remember my mom getting these books when I was in my early teens (she said she didn’t order them). Imagine a 13 year old with a Frederick’s of Hollywood, back then I was ALWAYS first to check the mail. I have lots of fond memories of those catalogs and me in my room with my door locked. Good times.
Frederick’s sold some clothes for men up until a few years ago. It’s gotten much harder to find a reasonably priced, well made pirate shirt since they stopped.
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