Wow. The hanky panky which went on in offices in 1949 is shocking.




Chicago, 1949. “Woman standing in office, smoking while modeling undergarments.” An early image from budding photojournalist and nascent filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Look Magazine Photo Collection. Courtesy of


And those slender thighs. So enticing in a model. Actually, she should probably smoke more and eat less. 


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