Post #666, just in time for Halloween. It’s not by me and it’s not a pin up. It’s an illustration by my great grandfather for a book warning of the looming threat posed by Germany in 1914.

 Ladies in Hades by Frederic Arnold Kummer, 1950

Dante’s Inferno (1935)

Ladies in Hades by Frederic Arnold Kummer, 1950


Curious History:  The Cafe from Hell - The World’s First Theme Restaurant

This cavern of writhing demon statues is Le Cafe de L’Enfer (The Cafe from Hell) in Paris’ red light district (aka Pigalle, the neighborhood of the Moulin Rouge). It opened in the late 19th century and operated until the middle of the 20th century. It is the world’s first theme restaurant. The cafe featured waiters dressed as devils and a doorman who screamed damnation at customers as they came in to be seated.



Le Café de L’Enfer was a Hell-themed café in Paris’ red light district.


Walt Disney’s Hell’s Bells (1929)


Air conditioner being delivered to Hell, Michigan, 1950’s.

Too Hot For Hell by Andrew Laird (1960)

Goddamn right it is..


Ladies in Hades…gotta love smut that rhymes!


Sin creeps in, The Kid, 1921

“Well, Hell was worse, of course, by definition. But Crowley remembered what Heaven was like, and it had quite a few things in common with Hell. You couldn’t get a decent drink in either of them, for a start. And the boredom you got in Heaven was almost as bad as the excitement you got in Hell.”

Good Omens, Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett (via imnotyetdead)

Le Cafe de L’Enfer was a Hell-themed cafe in Paris’ red light district

Lucifer gives the Key To Hell to Dream in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman: Season of the Mists