Friday, December 30, 2016

Belle of the Ball by James Baes

Our particular friend, S, in Canada, has just contacted us to say that she has been watching the American Civil War-set bodice ripper North and South, which I remember had a splendid, scenery chewing performance from Lesley-Anne Down as a Southern lady and a career making one from Patrick Swayze.  S remembered a pictorial from one of my Pubic Wars posts featuring a Southern Belle and some black slaves and wondered if I had the rest of it.

Well, this pictorial by James Baes appeared in the May 1978 issue of Hustler, which featured this controversial cover illustration of a pregnant woman (to go with a pictorial of a pregnant model inside). 

Not only do we have the pictorial but we also have some outtakes, such as this one, which is almost, but not quite identical to the title spread in the actual magazine.  We love the lady's stance here.  She had born to privilege arrogance down perfectly!  We will attempt to integrate the outtakes (which have a slight blue cast) with the magazine pictures,

This is one of those pictorials from the magazine that really could have done with more pictures so the outtakes, such as this one, are very welcome.   The story has Melanie (from Gone With the Wind, it suggests, naughtily) in the slave quarters "again", where she makes them take their clothes off.   The slaves soon gather around knowing exactly what she wants.  This shot is very bold for the time as not only is the slave gripping his erection but Melanie's tongue is in contract with his glans.  This would not have been permissible in newsstand magazines at the time and, indeed, for some years afterwards. Observable contact like this would have usually resulted in a black spot being put over the offending area.

The cunnilingus alone in these outtakes would have made these shots unprintable at the time but Melanie is also indulging in real fellatio.  It is actually surprising these shots were taken at all as usually the photographers worked to the level of explicitness permitted at the time and no more.  

The grainy shot above this one comes from the magazine's title page with the one underneath from the pictorial itself.  Melanie has lost her dress and is having her boots removed while one of the slaves squeezes her breast, which she seems to be enjoying a lot.  The text makes it clear throughout that what is happening is consensual and that there is no question, as you might think, given the scenario, of rape.   

Melanie is down to just her stockings now.  The fellow at the top left of this shot does look rather more seventies than nineteenth century, though!  The top picture of these two was the one that appeared in the magazine with the other, erection gripping, one an outtake.  We like the kissing here, always unusual in these sorts of pictorials, and Melanie looks enticingly juicy as well.

The chap between her pale thighs must be pleased he has some of his pals along to take her weight in this rather acrobatic position.

Surprisingly, it does look rather like Melanie is actually being penetrated in this picture.  Not surprisingly this one and the one above didn't appear in the magazine.  A very graphic shot for a pictorial of the time.

These three outtakes all have Melanie with just one of the slaves, something which didn't appear in the magazine.  They are quite nice pictures but they don't really go with the group shots so we can see why they left them out.

Two more outtakes show Melanie gripping and sucking while displaying a very wet looking pussy.  We hope someone out there can identify the girl as she really goes for it in this set.

Although this is the outtake version it is identical to the shot that appeared in the magazine (as are the two below) but we are using them so we didn't have to deal with the split page.  Melanie is put in manacles by her slaves, which seems rather ungrateful.

As we noted in our Pubic Wars piece, at the time this issue came out publisher Larry Flynt was in hospital having been shot by Joseph Paul Franklin, who later said that he had targeted Flynt because he published interracial pictorials such as this. Other readers wrote into Hustler objecting to the pictorial too.

We think it is a successfully erotic pictorial, with the added frisson of explicit outtakes which demonstrate that the lady model really made the pictorial with her passionately enthusiastic approach.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Copulating Greek Couple

The Ancient Greeks had an open and relaxed attitude to sex and this delightful painting, from the inside of an Attic Red figure Greek cup, gives us a joyful, everyday scene. 

Painted about 470 BC we know the artist but not his name.  It is attributed to the man known as the Triptolemos painter (after one of his other works) who worked in Athens between 490 and 470 BC.  We know he worked in the workshop of another painter and potter, Euphropnios, who was one of those who introduced the change from black figures on a red background ('black figure pottery') to red figures on a black background ('red figure pottery') at this time.  In Ancient Greece the potters were the entrepreneurs and the painters merely employees.

A middle aged man is caught on his knees, forcefully taking his lady friend who grips the edge of the bed in ecstasy, her legs up over his shoulders for deeper penetration.  They gaze at each other raptly.  It is a scene that speaks of the universal pleasure of sex, across the millennia.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas... all our readers.  We hope you get some passion this Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Natasha Legeyda: two girls

I just posted  on Venus Observations a piece on an Italian calendar which features Russian model Natasha Legeyda.  Italian based Legeyda has done a lot of art nudes as well as lingerie shoots.

While looking for other pictures of her we found some tasteful pictures of her with another girl(s) whose identity I have not been able to ascertain 

Still, we liked them so thought we would just post them up here while we wok on formatting the pictures for our next Penthouse pictorial which I hope to have up in a few days.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Here Comes the Bride from Chic April 1978

Our Chic couples sets are proving to be very popular and attracting a lot of views.   Our particular friend S has just asked for another one to be posted.  We are very happy to do this, not least because the small number of pictures in the pictorials makes them quick to format!

This one comes from the April 1978 issue and was photographed by Suze Randall.  Called Here Comes the Bride, we wonder how many other men's magazine pictorials have carried the same title over the years!

We have no idea who the lovely models in this girl/girl set are and there are only a few words of text.  All we know is that we have the bride and her maid of honor, as Americans call bridesmaids, sometimes.  We are not sure if they differentiate between the two.  Maid of honor is not a term we have heard being used in the UK (and if we did we would put a 'u' in the word honour, so that it is spelled properly, of course!)

One of the problems with Chic's low picture numbers was that they didn't offer the possibility, as Penthouse would have done, for example, of having the ladies start fully dressed and gradually revealing themselves.  They are spreading their legs and sticking their tongues out from the off.

Still, we have nice white stockings, gloves and other bridal white accessories, giving, with the floor and wall shades a nice limited colour palette.

Here, our maid of honour spreads the bride's plump-looking labia with her long, white-gloved fingers.  The gloves add to the tactile quality, of course.

Finally, adopting a scissors position, the bride has her fingers quite boldly on her bits as well.  A simple set this one and more posing than passion but still a lovely, light, wedding confection.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

L'Ecole des Faunes by Eugène Courboin

Time for another nymph and satyr, although this watercolour is of the rather less aggressive Roman faun, who was less rapacious and more relaxed in his pleasures. Here his relaxation is helped by a nymph plying him with wine.  On Sunday we were around at our particular friend A's house and she was (messily) feeding Triple P Rioja from a glass Spanish porron wine pitcher.  Good job we were in the bath at the time. The experience reminded us of this picture by the French illustrator Eugène Courboin, from the book L'Ecole des Faunes (1896).  A, we should point out, given the amount of time she spends in the gym, is rather more toned than this nineteenth century nymph.

Here is another illustration of a faun and nymph by Courboin from the same book.  Courboin was born in 1851 and illustrated a number of books and magazines.  He died in 1915.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Two women by J.B De Lapin

The lovely author, Scarlett Knight, often has a Sapphic Sunday picture on her gorgeous Goggle+ page and today, having read an erotic letter from one of my ex girlfriends on the subject of sapphic pleasure, we thought we would post one too. 

This lovely drawing is by J.B. De Lapin from a series entitled Les Erreurs de l'amour, which was published in around 1925.  De Lapin, despite his name (or pseudonym, more likely) appears to have been from Prague. 

The leggy lovely on the left, with the à la mode haircut, is sprawled, with her legs apart, on the cushions,  She appears to be the older, more experienced woman while the innocent looking ingénue appears to be looking for affirmation that what she is doing is having the desired effect.  "Is that nice?  Is that right?"  Oh, we think the other lady will soon teach you a lot!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Priapus and Lotis

Here we have a very old erotic painting depicting the God Priapus and the nymph Lotis.  It was found on a wall in Pompei (destroyed in AD 79), so is around two thousand years old. 

Lotis, the daughter of Neptune, was attending a festival to Liber (the God of wine and viticulture) when she fell asleep (too much wine, no doubt).  A nearby donkey brayed, woke her up and she discovered Priapus trying to rape her.  Here the artist has depicted her just as she discovers the ever erect Priapus making a grab for her.

There are two versions of her fate: in the first, the donkey's noise enables her to escape but in the other, caught in Priapus clutches, she calls to the Gods for help who turn her into a Lotus tree.  This frustrates Priapus but must have been rather dismal for Lotis. She may have preferred a fate worse than death. 

More about Priapus soon.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Babes in Joyland from Chic February 1978

Another girl'girl set from Chic in this post and this one is, supposedly, set in a private school. perhaps in the past, by the entertainingly retro looking underwear on display.  It could not be more different in style from Steamed Clams, the last one we posted. This one is credited to James Baes.

This pictorial comes from February 1978.  As you can see from the slightly cropped scan, Chic was still, in this, its fifteenth issue, using its slightly over-sized format, compared to the other the time.

What is noteworthy about this one is the amount of genital touching the girls indulge in.  Penthouse, for example, which had really pioneered the two girl set in 1970 with Two Women (also photographed, coincidentally, by James Baes) wouldn't get even close to this for another eighteen months.

At first glance it looks like the two girls are touching themselves here, until you see which side of the hands the thumbs are.  Their expressions help give the shot some erotic punch, too; especially the girl on the left who is very much to Triple P's taste.

Another bold hand between the legs shot, here. In most men's magazines at the time the two girl pictorials tended not to be as explicit as regards revealing poses or strong interaction but Chic was obviously not worried about this at all.

As usual there were a very few number of pictures for this one, just five, of which there were three double page spreads. Sadly, we haven't been able to find any outtakes for it.  The final shot is a nice pile of rear aspect displaying girls, old fashioned stockings  and white rumpled dresses.  Splendid!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Steamed Clams from Chic. April 1977

Our particular friend S has asked if we have any Chic magazine girl/girl pictorials to go alongside the girl/boy ones we have previously posted: The Servant, California Steaming and Double Exposure.  There was a sort of girl/girl set in Chic's first issue, in November 1976, but it was one of those joke ones, popular at the time, featuring a boxing match and featuring the hideous Grace Jones, so we are not going to bother with it! 

The first girl/girl set proper appeared in the April 1977 issue and was called Steamed Clams.  This was also the first couples pictorial featured on the cover of the magazine.  The cover includes the only shot of the two (unnamed) models in their swimsuits in the shoot.

There was no photo credit included but it very much has a James Baes look about it.  Some artiness is apparent in that while the girls dispense with their swimsuits they retain their swimming hats and, more surprisingly, their goggles throughout.

There are two ways of handling a girl/girl shoot.  The first is just to pose two girls together, something that the UK magazines did in the seventies and eighties rather than having them interacting.   Penthouse in the UK got increasingly worried about the increasing explicitness of the US lesbian shoots and first started to cut out some of the more graphic pictures and then stopped showing the girl/girl pictorials altogether.

The second method is to have the girls interacting with each other in a purported sexual way, something that Penthouse favoured increasingly at this time.  On the whole this shoot is more like the first although this shot has some interaction between the girls.

One thing Chic featured right from the start were genital closeups of their models and they offered up (or rather the girls did) this full page effort of their steaming clams.  The girl underneath certainly has  a hairy clam!

There are just six pictures in the pictorial (plus the cover) and this one presents a very assertive anal shot at a time when they were only just appearing in men's magazines.  This pictorial is a little different from the usual run of girl/girl shoots at the time, has a certain style about it and contains several striking images. The goggles and swimming hats anonymise the girls and turn them into shiny, sculpted objects.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Blood Lust by Matti Klatt

As it is Halloween today we though that we better have a spooky themed  pictorial, so here we have Blood Lust, a lesbian Vampire set by Matti Klatt. The lesbian female vampire was first featured (in a tastefully implied way) in the novel Carmilla by the Irish writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.  Published in 1872, it pre-dated Bram Stroker's Dracula.  It was the direct inspiration for Hammer Film's Karnstein trilogy: The Vampire Lovers (1970), Lust for a Vampire (1971) and Twins of Evil (1971).

This pictorial appeared in the September issue of Hustler in 1980, a bit early for Halloween,  Our innocent virgin can be found in the opening spread lying asleep in bed unaware of the approaching bat.  It being Hustler she lies in bed with her legs apart so perhaps the bat could smell her.

On arriving in the maiden's bedroom, the bat transforms into a basque wearing vampire (or succubus, to give a female vampire its correct name). Our lovely victim is surprised but not enough to close her thighs.

"Overwhelmed, the young virgin offers feeble resistance and is subdued by the hypnotic spell of her cursed female attacker." says the text.  Or perhaps it is just the musky smell of the succubus' displayed pussy.

"At once evil beautiful, frightening yet  alluring, the fullness of the dark woman's femininity awakens withing the girl sinister excitement."  So exciting, obviously that our virgin needs to take a good look to see where that smell is coming from.

"Her darker desires, burning so long deep inside her are set free by the sharp touch of her seductress".  And who wouldn't be seduced by such a busty beauty in her black basque?

"As though possessed, the virgin is engulfed by a hot-blooded passion that must be satisfied at any cost."  There are no biting sequences in this short pictorial but in the final shot our virgin sports a pair of fangs as well.  Both ladies look the part and it would have been nice to have had more pictures in this one.