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The complete Pirelli Calendar retrospective

The notoriously exclusive Pirelli Calendar, featuring glamorous shots of beautiful women, was first published in 1964. Reserved for important clients and VIPs, the calendar has since grown into a legend of its own, showcasing the beauty of models and actresses such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Laetitia Casta, Cindy Crawford, Penélope Cruz, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, Angela Lindvall, Sophia Loren, and Kate Moss.

Below: PIRELLI Calendar 1964 photographed by Robert Freeman

Below: PIRELLI Calendar 1965 photographed by Brian Duffy

Below: PIRELLI Calendar, 1969 by Harry Peccinotti

 Below: PIRELLI Calendar, 1973 photographed by Brian Duffy & Allen Jones

Below: PIRELLI Calendar, 1985 photographed by Terence Donovan

In celebration of the calendar's 50th anniversary last year and with full access to its archive, the publisher TASCHEN has published this complete calendar retrospective this summer (2015), with photographs from the likes of Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, and many more.

Bonus features in the book include rarely and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images of the shoots, the unpublished 1963 calendar, and a selection of censored images deemed too risqué by the editors of the time. 

Below: PIRELLI calendar, 1984 photographed by Uwe Ommer

*Pirelli - The Calendar. 50 Years And More by Philippe Daverio, Hardcover, 11.8 x 11.8 in, 576 pages, ISBN 978-3-8365-5175-5, available via Amazon and the Taschen website.
Below: PIRELLI Calendar 1999 photographed by Herb Ritts - our favourite as it is clearly in homage to early photographs of Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s

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Here at www.lovelysvintageemporium.com we are not sure how we are going to cope without Don Draper, Betty Draper, Pete CampbellPeggy Olsen, Joan Harris etc in our lives but go on we must.

Now Mad Men has finished they are selling off props and costumes from the show. So, if you're willing to pay you can be part of the action at Sterling Cooper & Partners.

Screenbid, a source for certified authentic, screen-used Hollywood memorabilia is auctioning off 1,384 Mad Men props ending on August 6. Bidding starts between $50 and $150. 

The items available from Mad Men are Don Draper’s suits, business cards and sunglasses, Jim Cutler’s shirts, Betty Draper’s wedding ring, Peggy Olsen's timepiece handbag, Pete Campbell’s scarf, Joan Harris’ leopard print heels and much, more are perfect for vintage fashion seekers. Also for sale are Don Draper's playing cards and 1965 Cadillac car, Peggy’s bowls and plates, Joan’s emerald necklace, Stan Rizzo’s bongos, Bert Cooper’s tea set and office pillows, and a wide assortment of vintage barware, ashtrays, briefcases, luggage, lamps, carpets and period toys.

Here are some of the pieces that are for auction that were owned by Joan Harris.

Season 7 of Mad Men received 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, including for best drama series, Jon Hamm (Don Draper) for best actor in a drama, Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olsen) for best actress and Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) for best supporting actress. The series was created and executive produced by Matthew Weiner, who garnered two writing Emmy nods for the final season.

Happy shopping for Mad Men props!!

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