Via BoingBoing comes word of James Lilek’s latest snarky deconstruction of mid-20th-century fashion, this time in the form of the amazingly-tame 1977 catalog from Fredericks Of Hollywood:

Farrah Fawcett getting slapped

“On the far left, a small bra ad: it’s Farrah Fawcett, practicing her expressions should she land a role that requires her to be slapped, yet look sexy and available.”

Sometimes the Lileks caption is all you need:

cheesy seducer

“Lord Slink from the Planet Mantis puts the move on Loni Anderson.”