A great uniform pin-up spanking inspired by a show at this year’s Edinburgh Art’s Festival. This was found by Harry (see comments below).
Featuring the 1940’s close harmony singing that The Three Belles are renowned for, this brand new show tells the story of ‘London Life’, a fetish magazine in circulation in England before the outbreak of World War Two.
The normally-reserved singers decided to create the show when they discovered a pile of London Life magazines in Lanford’s Antiques in Albert Road in Southsea.
“The show uses real letters from the people who wrote to London Life,” explains Anneka Wass of The Three Belles. “Their stories are often funny and poignant, too. They never spoke about it in public, but these people decided to seek fun in unconventional ways at a time when rubber, leather, and clothing was strictly rationed.”
True stories featured in the show include the woman who made herself a rubber dress from bath curtains only to nearly choke to death on rubber fumes whilst sitting in front of a fire, and the married couple who found a fondness for cross-dressing at a Christmas party!
“The background to their lives is danger,” says Sally Taylor, also a member of The Three Belles. “It’s tragi-comic. This side of the war has never been told before.”
The Three Belles will weave vintage songs such as Gimme Some Skin, Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar, and Masculine Women, Feminine Men into the show.
The show, fully-titled ‘The True Story of the Secret Kinks of World War 2′ is set to premiere in July in London before transferring to the Edinburgh Fringe on August 11th.