Archive for dames
Kleenex was one of the first all-female punk bands, coming straight out of Switzerland in 1978. They had to change their name from Kleenex to LiLiPUT when the Kimberley Clark Corporation threatened to sue them in 1979. I was first introduced to this band by the A Lines, who cover this song on their outstanding “You Can Touch” LP. I love this kind of disaffected foreign art school girl punk rock to the max! Surprisingly, this band’s debut ep only goes for $10 or so on eBay. The clothes these Swiss misses are wearing would not look out of place in an American Apparel ad today.
* edit: I guess Kill Rock Stars released something by LiLiPUT this year. Whatevs. I guess in not the archeologist I fancy myself to be.
grabbed from an ambitious project collapsing
Selected ‘Miss Christmas Tree of 1951’ by 40 members of the UCLA chapter, Sigma Chi fraternity, is 24-year-old Diane Dearborn. Miss Dearborn, who arrived in the United States seven weeks ago from Paris, France, is a singer. The collegians saw her picture in a newspaper, reported ‘she seemed prettier that the rest of them'”.
Miss Christmas Tree, 21 December 1951. Diane Dearborn — 24 years
Click to embiggen to appreciate the gams and fishnets.