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by Sharon Hope Weintraub

The book of "Naughties" Nudies & Bathing Beauties by Sharon Weintraub, with Value Guide (Copyright 1993). This was the first ever in-depth, photographic coverage of these original novelty figurines & souvenirs bought to shock and titillate; depicting the wonderful time when women were tossing out their corsets and wearing comfortable clothing. Featuring over 184 photographs, 66 of which are in full color, you will discover the rich diversity and history behind these German and Japanese figurines. Bathing beauties came in painted suits or swimwear of real lace. Nudies and naughties, on the other hand, were meant to wear nothing but an "engaging" smile. Also covered in detail in this book are mermaids & sea nymphs, harem ladies, squirters, and flippers. This is a Softcover book, 8 1/2 x 11" , 1993 Values. Published by Hobby House Press, Inc. 112 pages.
Download Naughties: Nudies & Bathing Beauties epub
ISBN: 0875884016
ISBN13: 978-0875884011
Category: Home
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Sharon Hope Weintraub
Language: English
Publisher: Hobby House Pr Inc (June 1, 1993)
Pages: 112 pages
ePUB size: 1142 kb
FB2 size: 1973 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 980
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This book was written by one of my fellow doll club members. Was sold out when published so am very happy to finally have a copy.
Arrested by the photos on its cover, I picked up Sharon Weintraub's NAUGHTIES, NUDIES, AND BATHING BEAUTIES and bought it on impulse. I opened it, and almost instantly came down with collector's fever. The author's enthusiasm is contagious, and her personal collection breathtaking. The narrative on the history and manufacture of the mostly German, mostly bisque figurines is expert and easy to follow (infectious, you might even say). But familiarity breeds covetousness when it comes to this book, so beware!
Ironically, the "nudies" and "bathing beauties," originally novelties and souvenirs bought to shock and titillate, are probably most attractive today to women, especially those with feminist bents. This is because we see them now as depicting the wonderful time when women were tossing out their corsets and wearing comfortable clothing, when we got to feel the sand in our toes,to cavort like Isadora Duncan in the sunshine. The book begins with a fascinating, lavishly illustrated chapter about that period in our history.
With the caveat that you will want to spend your kid's college tuition on what you previously might have thought of as this book.