Naked And Homoerotic 'True Towel Tales' of The Armed Forces

By: Brandon Voss
9.27.2012

"True Towel Tales," a series of mind-blowingly homoerotic print advertisements for Cannon Towels, actually existed during World War II. No, really.

Those clever civilians at Buzzfeed recently unearthed these classic James Bingham illustrations of muscular soldiers bathing, showering, swimming, splashing, grab-assing, playing dress-up, putting on saucy burlesque shows, and just generally enjoying the very close company of each others' firm, tanned, naked bodies — all based on real-life stories from actual servicemen.

Think Norman Rockwell meets Dirk Yates. At ease and enjoy.

Tags: ART
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