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Free!!!! Knit Your Own Elvis Wig ... Too Priceless not to post!

Knitted Elvis Wig - available here and FREE TO USE*!The hand knitted Elvis wig pattern is here and FREE. Brainchild of artist and The Shed head Simon Thackray, the knitted Elvis wig was specially designed by Sirdar to coincide with the world's first North Yorkshire Elvis Bus Tour.Photo: (left to right) Ian McMillan, Wendy Moorby, David Rawson and Simon ThackrayTo get the pattern; visit The Shed.

The Art of The Pin Curl .. . Hair, it's a beautiful thing!

Pin curls were the basic hair styling method for almost every 40's style - even if you put the front of your hair in rollers. They're not hard to do, you just have to get the feel of it. After creating pin curls for a while you will be able to do it without a mirror. Pin curls can used for the back of your hair when the front's in rollers, or you can do your whole head in pin curls - a lot of perms from the day were made exclusively with pin curls. Here are the basics:

Take a small section of damp hair (not wet, especially if your hair is long - it can take FOREVER to dry).

Grasp near the root and smooth the strand. Use a little bit of gel to keep the "hold" .
Turn (not twist) hair strand around end of forefinger in the direction you want the curl to go, (it's like winding a ball of string.) When you get to the end of your hair, put the tip of the finger with the hair around it against the scalp, and gently slide the curl off your finger. Hold the end plus the e…

The World Famous Pontani Sisters....

Tennesse Women with a Checkered Past ... Bettie Page is included : )

Bettie Page is on this list .... Surprise, Surpise : )
Actually it's an interesting article. Bettie Page (1923-)

In 1955, Bettie Page was named “Miss Pinup Girl of the World.” She was
also the Playboy centerfold for January of that same year. She was 32 years old.

Her modeling career began in 1950 when she had a chance encounter with Jerry Tibbs on the beach at Coney Island. Tibbs was responsible for putting together Bettie’s first pinup portfolio.

Over the next several years, Page was introduced to several photographers and had her pictures published in several “gentlemen’s magazines.”

Page’s popularity is attributed to being able to portray both innocence and wickedness and to do so quite comfortably. Though she posed several times in the nude, her most provocative photos are those in which she is partially clothed.

In 1958, Bettie Page retired from the pinup life. In an era where most models of her sort had a career measured in months, hers lasted eight years.

Bettie Page photo courtes…

Hair Raising For Sure ... Pompadour 101

I came across this site today and actually chuckled : ) Great directions. Lots of humour on a very serious subject called "HAIR." Step-by-step directions - so you can't get it wrong. Directions are here and below is what you need to get started:

Murray's Superior Pomade (For Hold)
Murray's Super Light Pomade (For Shine)
1 comb
1 Picture Of A Hot Gal (Motivation To Make You Look Your Best!)
Gotta love a guy who takes care of his hair : )

Rockabilly Hall of Fame & Front Page News -- Check it out!

Bored? Feeling Antsy? Looking for a good Rockabilly Site. I found one : ) Check out the Rockabilly Hall of Fame! Lots of pictures, free music downloads, info, sound clips , front page news. Great Great Site!

Need a really cute swing dress? Check out our A-Line Cherry Halter Dress. I actually bought this dress for someone who was going to prom.... and it was a Hit! This dress is a classic princess line cut with a soft heart-shape in the breast area. The fabric is a stretch Lycra blend, and the dress is fitted in the breast area and drapes beautifully in the skirt. The center breast has a cherry clip that can be worn on or off, and there are three pleats to enhance any breast size. Also features halter straps that are easily adjusted, and an invisible zipper in the back. This dress looks fabulous on any shape. Perfect for a night of dancing!

The Retro Picnic ... Jell-O Recipes, Hamburgers and of Course Picnic Attire

It's summer. It's hot. Time to take things slow. Picnic's, Bar-B-Q and parties. And, every good Retro Girl wants to make the perfect dish and present her perfect self. Here are a few things we came up with ... to help if you are stumped as to what "dish" to take and how to dress like a "dish." : ) Enjoy! You need a good hamburger to start with ... This sandwich (a copy cat of Shillito's Seven Hills Burger of the 1950s and 1960s; has been a topic on fellow columnist Marilyn Harris's radio show and one of her listeners posts this version on Web site.Seven Hills Bar-B-Q Sandwich
11/4 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup diced onion 1/8 cup diced green pepper 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar 3/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper, to taste
Brown ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break into small pieces, with onion and green pepper. Stir in mustard, vinegar, ketchup and sugar. Cook over low heat 30 minutes or until liquid redu…

Bernie Dexter ... Fashion Icon

Bernie Dexter... one of the most popular models for pinup clothing... I thought it might be nice to post her info online for those who don't know who she is (although that would be hard to believe : ) ) If you notice, she is modeling most of the items from our Get Go Retro Site. From her site:

Hi, my name is Bernie Dexter. I am a rockabilly girl who lives the rockabilly lifestyle. I have been modeling for about four years now & enjoying it very much! I draw my inspiration from the music I listen to & culture I surround myself in. One of my favorite performers from the 1950's is Johnny Burnette. I also draw inspiration from vintage girlie magazines & Exotique books that I have collected over the years. John Willie is my favorite exotique artist. I have also always been fascinated with starlets of the silver screen 50s burlesque! When I was a child, I used to tell my mom I wanted to be a movie star! Not the kind from today, but the kind from the glamorous 1940's…