You might have seen them at the Fourth of July parade, the Street Dance, or perhaps just out and about around town — a group of girls sporting 1940s-style dresses and hairdos. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a massive shift in popular culture (although vintage is pretty hip these days). You just stumbled upon the “Lakewood Calendar Girls.” Who are these daring mistresses launching a blast from the past in our neighborhood? Here’s the skinny: The are promoting a calendar being produced by
Q: You created Hemline Productions specifically for this project. How did you come up with the idea, and why pin-up?
For years, I’ve been drawn to the classic beauty of ’40s and ’50s women’s fashion and coquettish pin-up images. In contrast to contemporary portrayals of the female form, the ladies in my calendar are alluring without being exposed — something that is all too rare with the icons of today.
Q: How did you find the models?
We held casting calls at ‘s studio 500X, specifically requesting
Q: Why is it so important to you to have the calendar completely
I am a lifetime resident of
Q: What are some of the locations for the photos?
Well, I knew that I wanted
Q: What is your favorite spot in
The Lakewood Theater, especially since Mark Lee and his team took over. They have worked so hard to keep our ever-important beacon tower lit.
Q: What are your plans for the future and Hemline Productions? Will you do any more calendars?
Yes, there may be more calendars. We will further explore publishing ideas for The Lakewood Calendar Girls — such as books and posters. Also, Hemline Productions is involved with event planning, product promotions and fashion shows.
Q: Word has it there’s going to be a party and fashion show once the calendar has been released. Details?
The Lakewood Calendar will be released in early November, and our unveiling party is Saturday, Nov. 26, 8 p.m., at the Lakewood Theater. We will have a fashion show featuring designs by Lindsay Weatherread and other local designers. Our entertainment includes the local band The Boys Named Sue. Ten percent of the proceeds from the calendar will benefit DOT, a local charity. Garments showcased in the calendar photo shoots, as well as posters of the models, will be auctioned off throughout the evening. We expect a big turnout.
Q: One more question. Are you in the calendar? If so, what month will you be and where did you have your photo taken?
Yes, I am in the calendar. I am Miss August, and I was shot at my house on Mercedes
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