Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Soldier and the Squaw by James Baes

Eighteenth century month continues on The Seduction of Venus with this pictorial from November 1981's Hustler magazine, photographed by James Baes.  In reality, as we started this theme mid-way through the month it will really be eighteenth century four weeks rather than a calendar month.

Although most of our material will originate from or be set in eighteenth century Europe we cannot forget the New World, of course.  We have featured an eighteenth century-set magazine pictorial before, of course: Jeff Dunas' 1776 which appeared in Penthouse's July 1976 issue as part of its bicentennial celebrations.

Although he could be a soldier his costume is more likely to make him a militiaman or even just a backwoodsman, although the wig adds a certain formal touch.  We are less certain about the authenticity of our squaw whose ornaments seem rather too brightly coloured for the period.  Still, she has an authentically bushy pussy!  She seems very pleased to see our soldier in this one, anyway.  Maybe it's the prospect of some spit-roasted fowl.  Turkey or duck?

Here, he  is starting to look like he's pleased to see her too.  Hustler was going back and forth (or, more properly, up and down) as to what extent it showed its male models with erections at this time.  This was at the softer end, so to speak.

Much less prominent in this shot it is, nonetheless, engagingly suggestive as our squaw demonstrates that she simply can't wait for a lovely duck.

Finally, just as he is getting down to business it looks like the squaw's husband (or brother) has spotted them and lets loose a flurry of arrows, one of which appears to have hit our soldier in his rear.  The success of this short pictorial is largely down to the girl whose manages to play sensuous, playful and alarmed very nicely.

Paula for Penthouse in 1984

One of our readers has identified the lady as Paula Ann Wood, who become Penthouse Pet of the Month in March 1984,  We will look at her in more detail when we do the relevant Pubic Wars post on Venus Observations.


  1. I believe the "squaw" (ouch) is Paula Ann Wood. For sure an AKA, but the name she's best known by.

    I'm straight, but this layout highlights a problem I've always had with most boy/girl sets from this era.
    The pics are, to me, always hotter when the male model is a match for the female. The dude here is averagely hung, and that's the issue.
    I guess the pool of male 'talent' was always small (so to speak), but why hire a guy with such everyday junk for a nekkid shoot.

    1. I was discussing this with a girlfriend (who helps me source some of these pictures) the other day. She has two theories: firstly that the publishers didn't want to give their readers an inferiority complex and second that a semi-erect smaller penis looks less obvious if trying to avoid the problems of depicting what was still banned in many parts of America. Thanks for the ID on Paula Ann Wood too!

  2. At last, my so-called knowledge of such things has been useful! ;)

    Interesting theories.
    I've never considered the inferiority complex idea, as I always viewed couples sets as 'peeking in'. Again, it was (for me) more exciting if it was beautiful woman (almost) tackling a big wang, rather than someone who's hung like a pimple.
    That shot of Paula kneeling before the guy is more amusing/pathetic than erotic, in my eyes.

    1. Interestingly a US professor of psychology in 1973 (at the time Playgirl first came out) said that his research showed that men looking at naked women fantasised they were aroused (hence all the ecstatic expressions on the Penthouse models). The problem for women looking at naked men was that their lack of arousal was patently obvious and destroyed the fantasy. There were often complaints to Hustler when they had one of their soft periods so it seems that men too perhaps only buy into the sexual fantasy with a couple if the hard evidence for arousal exists.

  3. "So it seems that men too perhaps only buy into the sexual fantasy with a couple if the hard evidence for arousal exists."
    Perfect, and saw what you did there with 'hard evidence'.

    For the record, my favorite mid/late '70's title was 'Oui' (until Hef sold it), and in the early '80's, 'Velvet', which was kind of the 'Mad' magazine of smut, what with the purposely stupid captions and outrageously bogus "interviews".

    1. Yes Oui had some stunning women. Never seen Velvet, though.