Saturday, January 22, 2011

Military Necessity

The great adventure cartoonist Milton Caniff created a comic strip just for servicemen during World War II, Male Call, featuring the sexy and liberated friend of G.I. and general alike—Miss Lace.

It's thought by many that the immortal Bettie Page's hairstyle was inspired by Miss Lace. In fair play turnabout, here, Jim Silke pays tribute to Miss Lace—having 'Bettie' emulate one of her iconic poses, as seen in the lower images by Caniff. You can see a nice collection of the comic strips at Mr. Door Tree's blog site, by clicking here.

Jim Silke — Bettie as Miss Lace

Milton Caniff — Miss Lace

1 comment:

Jeff Overturf said...

Love Miss Lace...and I love Ms. Page too...don't let them both know though...