Friday, June 29, 2012

ReVamped: Marilyn's last photo shoot starring Niki Luparelli.

This week we had the pleasure of working with Niki Luparelli. This ReVamped session was inspired by Marilyn Monroe very last photo shoot( The Lost Nudes) by Lawrence Schiller the day before she passed. We have been seeing  many these images of Marilyn lately because we are a few weeks from the  50th anniversary of her tragic death.
To see more of these images they will exclusively will be published to The Niki Luparelli and the Gold Digger FB page.
Niki Luparelli and the Gold Digger's will be performing at The Dorrance in Providence,RI  on Saturday night.



Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ReVamped Queenie at Horseneck beach.

This week Revamped session was with the amazing model Queenie at Horseneck Beach Westport, Ma.
This session was inspired by photographer and model Bunny Yeager.
Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Yeager became one of the most photographed models in Miami. After retiring from modeling, she began her career behind the camera. She met Bettie Page in 1954, and took most of the photographs of her that year.[1] Along with photographer Irving Klaw, Yeager played a role in helping to make Page famous, particularly with her photos in Playboy magazine.[1] Yeager is also credited with discovering the model Lisa Winters.[citation needed] Following Page's retirement, Yeager remained a successful photographer. She took the well-known still images of Ursula Andress on the beach in the 1962 James Bond film Dr. No, and discovered many other notable models.[1] In 1968 she played the role of a Swedish masseuse opposite Frank Sinatra in Lady In Cement.[1]
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When I first started to really photograph Pin- up a few years ago in my searches I had come across Bunny Yeager's website.
At the time was was still working. I had order a bunch of her books and they all came signed. How amazing and what an inspiration. I still have her business card in a place or honor in my studio.
For more images check out the  The VGS Facebook page.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Cotton Club ReVamped

This week's Vintage Girl Studios ReVamped Session was inspired Harlem's Cotton Club.

The Cotton Club was a famous jazz music night club located in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City which operated from 1923 to 1940, most notably during America's Prohibition Era lasting from 1919 to 1933. The club was a white-only establishment even though it featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era including Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Lottie Gee, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and Ethel Waters. During its heyday, the Cotton Club served as a hip meeting spot featuring regular "Celebrity Nights" on Sundays which featured celebrity guests such as Jimmy Durante, George Gershwin, Sophie Tucker, Paul Robeson, Al Jolson, Mae West, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Langston Hughes, Judy Garland, Moss Hart, and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker, among others.
 For more images from this session check out the Vintage Girl Studios' Facebook Page.