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Plenty of government censors didn't like Irving Klaw, that much is well known. One gets the feeling they were hovering over him just waiting for a nip-slip in one of his photographs, which is why he was extra careful to cater to other interests, including the foot fetishist. "Unusual" was not obscene, a dilemma for the suits...so they tried to prove high-heels were.
Here is government testimony from the Interim Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency in which they try to shut Klaw down on the basis of the height of the shoes on his models. Oh, do I wish they had C-span back then.
Hell, now NIKE makes 6 inchers. They make THIRTEEN inchers! Put on your High-Heel sneakers, cause we're going out tonight.
Odd they don't mention other reasons stilettos are unsafe... an unsteady gait, sprains, fractures, tendon problems. Now google, in their creepy but amazing automated advertising software will generated a "related search" for you in case you want to know about TEN inch heels, and they'll also link you right to a film of Lady Gaga falling off hers. That's a good one for the Republicans to debate next. Maybe it will be in Rick Perry's "platform"
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