Friday, January 14, 2011
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.