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  1.   foxesinbreeches:

calyx, the-seed-of-europe:

Berlin cabaret poster, 1920s.
“The idyllic gay portrait of dapper German officers in capes and peaked caps transfixed by demure Line-Boys (teenage male prostitutes that worked Berlin’s fancy hotel lobbies, gay clubs, and bars in the Tiergarten in gangs of 4 or 5) on Tiergarten benches disappeared from view in 1919. It was beggars who retained the combat dress of the defeated army. Berlin’s gay community at the beginning of Weimar adopted a different wardrobe, the sailor’s blouse and cap (alongside the tailored morning-coat of the perfumed dandy). In homosexual Dielen, middle-aged Sugar-Lickers (nighttime gay patrons), Coolies (older Gymnasium or university students who hired Line-Boys and frequently claimed to be straight), Doll-Boys (youngest and penniless gay hustlers that worked solely for food, lodging and cigarettes), even crotchety waiters wore the crisp blue-and-white insignia of jaunty marines on shore leave. The change of uniform had various meanings. Partly, it was a matter of identification - straights didn’t wear them - and they were a Wilhelmian echo of adolescent androgyny. More significantly, Berlin’s core homosexual community had expanded beyond the units of the Potsdam garrison.”
-Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

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    foxesinbreeches:

    calyxthe-seed-of-europe:

    Berlin cabaret poster, 1920s.

    “The idyllic gay portrait of dapper German officers in capes and peaked caps transfixed by demure Line-Boys (teenage male prostitutes that worked Berlin’s fancy hotel lobbies, gay clubs, and bars in the Tiergarten in gangs of 4 or 5) on Tiergarten benches disappeared from view in 1919. It was beggars who retained the combat dress of the defeated army. Berlin’s gay community at the beginning of Weimar adopted a different wardrobe, the sailor’s blouse and cap (alongside the tailored morning-coat of the perfumed dandy). In homosexual Dielen, middle-aged Sugar-Lickers (nighttime gay patrons), Coolies (older Gymnasium or university students who hired Line-Boys and frequently claimed to be straight), Doll-Boys (youngest and penniless gay hustlers that worked solely for food, lodging and cigarettes), even crotchety waiters wore the crisp blue-and-white insignia of jaunty marines on shore leave. The change of uniform had various meanings. Partly, it was a matter of identification - straights didn’t wear them - and they were a Wilhelmian echo of adolescent androgyny. More significantly, Berlin’s core homosexual community had expanded beyond the units of the Potsdam garrison.”

    -Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.

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  2.  

    oldhollywood:

    Poster Art: Polish edition (click on individual posters for artist/film info) (via)

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    oldhollywood:

    Poster Art: Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg/Soviet Russia edition (click on individual posters for hi-res/film info).

    “Our primary device is [photo]montage…[but] we do not neglect Construction. Ours are eye-catching posters which, one might say, are designed to shock. We deal with the material in a free manner… disregarding actual proportions…turning figures upside-down; in short, we employ everything that can make a busy passerby stop in their tracks.”

    -Vladimir Stenberg (1928)

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  4.   vintagegal:

Where the Boys Are (1960)

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    vintagegal:

    Where the Boys Are (1960)

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  5.   vintagegal:

“It Happened One Night” (1934)

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    vintagegal:

    “It Happened One Night” (1934)

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  6.   vintagegal:

“Wonder of Women” 1929

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    vintagegal:

    “Wonder of Women” 1929

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  7.   Ziegfeld Follies of 1920

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    Ziegfeld Follies of 1920