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!