Thursday, March 02, 2006

Why Do They Call It "Cheesecake?"

I stumbled on this links page, which appears to be a clearinghouse for all kinds of rare "cheesecake" (or as they called it at the time, "leg art") photos of Hollywood starlets. The guy seems to have downloaded every picture Ebay ever posted of Ava Gardner, Martha Hyer, Rhonda Fleming, Gina Lollobrigida, and various other people, including several people I've never even heard of. Plus the main page, which features nineteen pages of Debra Paget photos. ("Can you imagine me as Debra Paget?" -- Tony Randall in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?)

Go for the pictures, stay for the historical interest in noting how many glamour photos involved a woman looking blankly to the side or doing something funny with her arms.

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