Watch the video. After the horrors of the First World War, a sultry madness takes hold of the French society that no authority can stop. The clandestine cinema is commercialized at the back of specialized booksellers and whorehouses for very delighted customers, through short films. Costumed as priests and nuns, ballet dancers, satyrs, sparrow, apes, telegraph operator, in monk or in bellboy, never mind, everything is a pretext to describe love affairs which crudeness and humor have nothing to envy to the contemporary erotic cinema. Sign In.
Ah, the s. The golden age of the undercover Speakeasy, the Charleston and, we've recently discovered, jaw-dropping artsy erotica. While perusing Retronaut , we stumbled upon these retro glamour shots from, of all places, the Library of Congress. Needless to say, we're obsessed. Our hearts are yearning for the long lost days of classic pin-up confidence with an irreverent burlesque edge. These stunning broads, from their dramatic ensembles to their epic manes, make us remember the days when art and eroticism could casually overlap-- without a porn star riding an inflatable dolphin. Check out the jaw-dropping images in the slideshow below and make sure to check out the dates stamped on the left prints to truly revel in the glory days.