Lil' Blonde Darling: Millie the Model! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lil' Blonde Darling: Millie the Model!

Blonde Beauty Icon Millie the Model

Millie the Model was yet another tarty blonde Good Girl Art comic book, originally published in 1945 by what would later become Marvel Comics. It was a humorous romance/adventure series that followed the misadventures of NYC career girl and fashion model for the fictional Hanover Agency, Millie Collins. Usual stories involved Millie getting sexually harassed by strange men, stroking the bruised ego of her jealous photographer boyfriend Clicker, and incurring the wrath of her redheaded "frienemy" and fellow model Chilli Storm. The series was drawn by many artists over the years but the iconic Millie was rendered by Dan DeCarlo, who would later create the characters in Archie Comics and Josie and the Pussycats. Since the series ran from 1945 through 1973, it provides a wonderful visual timeline for the radically changing trends in womens fashion; from 1940's shoulder padded glaMOUR, to 50's bombshell sheath dresses, to the mod minis of the 60's and the groovy looks of the early 70's! Who says comic books can't be fashionable?

 This happens to me all the time.

A lady must always learn to juggle.

It's always good to keep a man waiting.

Trick Hoe!


Mile High Club!

Attack of the Bitchy Redhead!

Now here is a thrilling plot; should Millie change her hair style?!


1965 Hairdo Hall of Fame

Swingin' 60's!

Oh, to be able to have shopped on Carnaby Street in the 60's!

It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World!

Is it a coat? A dress? A coat-dress?

Inappropriate cut-outs!!


1 comment:

  1. I'm loving the collection posted in sequence -- reminds me of the societal portrait that Brenda Starr gave of the evolving role of women. Comics are a great reflection of pop culture.