The Pin Up Girls of Celeste Giuliano Photography

by Sad Man’s Tongue, Photos by Celeste Giuliano Photography

“Servin up the best cheesecake in town!”

Philadelphia is famous for many things, but what comes to mind is not the liberty bell, it’s my love of a good Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and my love of the Cheese Cake photography of Celeste Giuliano Photography. I also saw Mike Ness do his solo act on South Street in Philly many years ago, which is also a very fond memory. I think you will agree after you take a look at these marvellous modern girls posing as if for a Gil Elvgren Vintage pin up poster.

According to her;

I graduated with a BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where during my senior year, I was named the top studio photographer. After graduating I became a Photo Editor for a weekly newspaper in the Philadelphia area. During the day I worked as a photojournalist and on evenings and weekends I photographed portraits for my own clients. About four years ago I started Celeste Giuliano Photography/Lunar Light Studios and have been photographing pinups and theatrical styled portraits ever since. I love what I do and am ecstatic that so many women share my love of pinups and are so eager to pose as one themselves. While at the studio my stylists and I pamper our clients with professional hair, makeup and photos. Our goal is to not only provide you with amazing and classy images but also to make you look and feel like the beautiful, sexy,confident woman you are!

And here is a great cheese steak recipe from Rick’s Original Philly Cheese Steaks


Per sandwich, you will need:

5oz Sliced Chip Steak. For the authentic cheese steak it is recommended that you use real steak from a butcher, NOT a processed meat product.

8” long Italian loaf or hoagie roll

1 oz. cheese. American, Provolone, Pepper Jack or Cheez Whiz

1/4 cup of sweet onions


If you desire cooked onions on your sandwiches, you should start them first! Dice approximately 1/4 cup of onions per sandwich. Sautee them in a small amount of vegetable oil until carmelized (about 10 minutes).

If you desire cooked vegetables on your sandwich, heat thoroughly before adding to the finished sandwich for best taste.


  1. For best results use a stove top or electric griddle.
  2. Start with a cold griddle. Spray with non-stick vegetable spray.
  3. Heat grill until hot, then reduce heat to Med/High.
  4. Lay partially frozen (easier to separate) whole steak slices on the griddle in columns. Add a small amount of water to the griddle around the meat.
  5. After 30 seconds, flip each piece of steak over and cook until meat is no longer pink. Do not add more water unless the meat is sticking to the griddle.
  6. Remove promptly, so as not to overcook the meat.
  7. Lay 5oz. of steak on each roll in WHOLE slices . Top with cheese, and any other toppings that you desire.
  8. Note: If you’re using Cheez Whiz, don’t use too much or it can overpower the sandwich’s taste.
  9. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Dig in!!

About Sad Man's Tongue: Rockabilly Bar & Bistro - Prague

We are a Bar and Bistro where old school meets the new school, dedicated to preserving the roots of rock and roll and it's modern adaptations as well as preserving the cultural identity of our neighborhood through our food, the the principles of the slow food movement. A little bit of rockabilly and retro combine with the kustom kulture of today, in an atmosphere devoid of Pretension.
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