Friday, January 14, 2011

Magazine Covers







Aloha Readers! How are you doing? I was cruising the inter-nets and found some very cool and sexy old magazine covers that I thought the readers here might enjoy seeing. Of course the GQ one is a much newer one featuring Sienna Miller, but I thought it matched the theme of sexy ladies in classic poses.

I find it so interesting that porn has slowly gotten more hard core over the years. I doubt the GQ cover would have been on that magazine twenty five years ago. I suppose people have slowly been loosening up over the years, a good thing in many ways. I do however find something comforting and pleasing about the old soft core porn, it has a certain class and elegance that seems to be lacking in the new stuff. Maybe it's just the nostalgia of it all, I don't know. Not that I don't like new porn, I do, just that there is a difference between the periods or eras of this genre.

As far as I know Escapade Magazine is long gone. I never even knew of it myself, but apparently it was a competitor with Playboy way back when and featured some high profile writers like Jack Kerouac. Too bad it's gone. I hear Heff has reacquired Playboy and is trying to turn the struggling company around. I hope he can do it as it'd be a great loss if PB ever went away, how terrible that would be.

Also of note, Mamie Van Doren, the second from the top cover girl is turning 80 this year. Hard to imagine that when seeing the adorably cute blonde on the cover of that magazine. I think it's great that she posed for these magazines back then and that those old pictures have documented her beauty for all time.

6 comments:

Sheen V said...

I agree! I do like some of the soft-core photos. As a crossdresser the clothes they wear does inspire and excite/arouse me. It is also interesting to see the progression of a model's photospread from soft-core to hard-core poses.

badside said...

Sheen: Yup, same here. I also like seeing some of the ladies of classic porn now having new opportunities with MILF porn. Look for a future post on that topic soon.

Pantymaven said...

For whatever reason I'm not familiar with this mag. Hustler was my favorite.

badside said...

PM: Yeah, I'm not too familiar with it either. I'm sure it probably had a smaller circulation than PB. Would love to see some scans of your old Hustlers if you still have them.

Pantymaven said...

Unfortunately they went the same way my collection of the first two years of Sports Illustrated went... into the town landfill. We had one of those "100 years storms" and the tides ended up over a foot higher than had ever been recorded in the area. The building they were all stored in was over 50 years old and water had never even been close to getting to it. Even though it was only a few inches, paper "wicks" water and it managed to ruin both collections. I cried... especially after I found out what the first issue of Sports Illustrated was worth!

badside said...

PM: Man that's terrible! I bet a lot of nice things have been lost in flooding and fires (and garbage purges).