Girlie Glasses: A Peep Show With Your Beer

A beer is served in a glass with a pretty woman on the front. As you drink, something catches your eye—inside your glass you can see the bare butt cheeks of the same glamour girl presented fully dressed on the outside. Maybe you’re a little startled; maybe it makes you smile.

It’s hard to feel scandalized today by these so-called “girlie glasses,” which had their heyday in the 1940s and ’50s. Compared with the explicit images now accessible with the click of a mouse, these tumblers with pin-up decals seem downright quaint. Long before the Internet and cable TV, though, they offered a tantalizing thrill.

These 1970s Sip and Strip glasses, made for Spencer Gifts, use photographic images and 1940s "mystic" technology to reveal the nude underneath the painted-on clothing. Photos courtesy of Tigre McMullan.

by The Punjapit Alliance

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