Archive for the dames Category

Jena Malone > Kristen Stewart

Posted in dames, movies, youth culture on November 18, 2009 by All Conference Vintage
AHA! I finally figured out who the fuck that dull as dishwater Kristen Stewart reminds me of- as digitalbath so succinctly declares, “she’s the bad form of Jena Malone.”
Jena- she has a band and was in Saved!

k stew

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Supervixens (1975)

Posted in dames, Seventies on November 12, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Christy Hartberg as SuperLorna in Russ Meyer’s SUPERVIXENS! They sure don’t make them like they used to!

Shannon Tweed before gobs of plastic surgery (added bonus: 20 minute workout! (1983)

Posted in dames, Eighties, fads, style study on November 3, 2009 by All Conference Vintage


Does this scream 1983 loudly enough for you? I grabbed this from Google books’ collection of Orange Coast Magazine. You may know her from Falcon Crest, but I know her from Cinemax After Dark.
I saw a lot of young girls dressed as “Eighties girls” for Halloween. I know it’s easy to hit up American Apparel and be done with it. But to really do it right, you have to be subtle. An interlocking and work out towel and suddenly you’ve taken it to another level. Get two of your BFFs together and reinact “20 minute work out”!

I’m pretty sure I had my first masturbatory experience as a kid watching this show.

Southwest Airlines uniforms (1981)

Posted in dames, Eighties, ephemera, uniforms on September 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage


Loving you is what we do! The lovely ladies above can love me all they want. I love latently sexist single entendre of ads from this era. The tag line might as well be “you’ll probably get laid your flight.” I’m definitely digging the short shorts, go-go boots and string ties on these ladies! Beats the heck out of their plain jane “uniforms” now- or is that Plane Jane? Get it?! I’m brilliant.

"I want to be a secretary" (Coronet, 1941)

Posted in dames, ephemera, history, vanishing America on September 15, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

The good folks at Archive.org offer this gem of social guidance instruction made in the veritable golden age of masturbation fantasies. One niggling complaint: some of these aspiring career ladies need much sterner discipline. Errors and inefficient typing speeds must be firmly corrected with a vigorous paddling.

You can turn my mimeograph crank anytime, babydoll.

Pent up dames as far as the leering eye can see.

must…not…stare at those gams.

Friday feelgood song of the week: "The Passenger" by Siouxsie and The Banshees (Iggy and the Stooges cover)

Posted in Anglophilia, dames, Friday feel good songs on September 11, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

and everything was made for you and me
all of it was made for you and me
cause it just belongs to you and me
so let’s take a ride
and see what’s mine

Stereo Tote II (1983)

Posted in dames, ephemera, los angeles, technology on September 9, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Look at the size of those…speakers. Surely a less than practical way to share the Pointer Sisters whilst roller skating on the pier at Venice.

Grabbed from my addiction, Google Books, which has expended countless manhours and server space to preserve the ridiculous, such as this, to the sublime, such as long out of print and rare books. This particular gem appeared in the April 1983 issue of Orange Coast Magazine.