Friday, January 13, 2017

Why Should We Do It In The Road? from Chic, June 1978

After a number of art posts on this blog it is time for another magazine pictorial. I had hoped to post the next Penthouse Love Set but there is a slight technical problem with some of the pictures which I hope to remedy shortly.  

So it is back to Chic and their June 1978 issue and a pictorial called Why Should We Do It In The Road, photographed by Matti Klatt. There are, basically, four types of couples pictorials in men's magazines.  Firstly, and most common, is the one involving the same models in some sort of single location  Then there are ones which tell a more complex story over multiple locations (popular in Penthouse).  Then there is the pictorial where different sets of models contribute just one or two pictures each with a certain theme (popular, at one time, in Playboy),  This one, however has the same models in different pictures and settings illustrating one theme; in this case different and more exciting places to have sex.  The first picture has a nurse and rather immobilised looking patient.

This next one is set in the zoo,with our couple as zookeepers. This has the addition of a, not very convincing looking, gorilla joining in the fun. This shot clearly shows that our adventurous young blonde has what would then be a very unusual bald pubis.

Here we have a couple of students in the library.  This one resonates with me because I did. once, when at university, have a girlfriend in the college library late one night, although I didn't enjoy it much as I was so worried about being discovered.   This particular lady loved doing it in places where you might get caught.  She found it exciting but I found it stressful!  

The lady is now in an art gallery where she is about to be taken by one of the security guards.  This wouldn't work these days as galleries all have closed circuit television everywhere.  Unless, of course, he is the guard in charge of the closed circuit TV.

This is also a very unlikely place for an intimate encounter.  Even in our local supermarket, past midnight, the place is full of Polish shelf stackers. It doesn't have a very convincing set, either.  Who puts cereal with washing powder?  In fact this is supposed to be what Chic call a superette; the term in some parts of America for a small supermarket.  If it is that small why do you need a big trolley?  A bit more contact in this one, with the blonde getting her rather lovely breast sucked while she assertively grabs his cock.  This is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, example of a penis in a Chic pictorial.

This is supposed to be a lift, which seems a popular place in pictorials and videos for frantic coupling.  I can't say that I have ever been in a lift that takes long enough to be able to even get going.  I have had a few quick gropes in the lift of the Inter-Continental in Montreal because the first floors there aren't part of the hotel, so you whizz straight through them before there is any chance of anyone stopping the lift. Here. at least, the man's equipment is arranged in such a way that you don't have what readers at the time would call 'limp dick syndrome'.  He could be erect and that is enough to maintain the illusion.

Finally, our couple are at the bus stop and she  has a good, firm grip on him here, in the most explicit couples shot in the magazine to date.

While really an example of the dreaded 'comedy' pictorial one or two of the shots display some arousing passion.  After this, couples pictorials, which had been rare up to this point in Chic,  (except girl/girl ones) would become more of a regular feature.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Leda and the Swan by Giovanni Boldini

I have just done a post about Italian artist Giovanni Boldini over on Venus Observations.  Here is his version of Leda and the Swan.

The Greek legend of Leda and the Swan, has the God Zeus, in the form of a swan seducing or raping, depending on the version, Leda, the daughter of the King of Aetolia.  Obviously not too traumatised by the event that night she also had sex with her husband and in due course gave birth to two eggs which produced Helen (of Troy),  Clytemnestra, and Castor and Pollux.

The subject has enabled artists for centuries to produce images of ecstatic looking women in copulatory poses while claiming that they are just illustrating an acceptable classical subject.  Boldini's version is certainly at the more explicit end of the scale, with the swan between Leda's legs, its feet grasping her thighs as it presses its nether regions into her groin while she looks appropriately overcome.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Idylle Printaniere by Fyodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky

Following on from our earlier Rojankovsky posts here and here, we present his erotic masterwork, Idylle Printaniere (Spring Idyll or sometimes known as Paris Spring).  Originally it was entitled De Montparnasse a Pigalle which gives you an idea of the geographical journey undertaken in this story without words. Montparnasse was the bohemian artistic and intellectual heart of Paris in the twenties and thirties.  Pigalle, around three miles slightly northeast of Montparnasse and the other side of the Seine, always had (and still does) a rather racier reputation; the Moulin Rouge is located there, for example and it was prime spot for prostitutes, brothels and the sellers of the famous saucy postcards for which Paris was notorious.

These pictures were published as a portfolio of prints limited to 516 copies in 1933.  Although Rojan (as he often signed himself) produced a number of erotic illustrations in the thirties and late forties, many were not published as they were often original works for private collectors, like the Swiss actor Michel Simon, who amassed a large collection of erotica in his rambling house in Noisy-le-Grand near Paris.

This is certainly a series rooted in the Paris of the Art Deco period and begins on the platform of a Parisian Metro station as a man in a long raincoat and Homburg hat spies an elegantly dressed. pretty woman.  He is checking out her neat derriere and well turned ankles in this, the opening picture of the series.

The couple are now in the carriage and the girl fiddles with her blue beret as the man talks to her.   She is wearing one of the fashionable fur wraps of the time made from the pelt of an animal which would include its head and sometimes its legs and feet,  One of Triple P's girlfriends had such a thing when he was at College  

Whether it is a coincidence or a personal choice, she gets out at the same Metro station as the man.   Montparnasse and Pigalle are on the same Metro line.  They are now posed very close to each other and already look like a couple out on the town together. 

Above ground, the girl is now even closer to the man and he has his hand on her back, They are standing outside the entrance to the Metro station, depicted by the characteristic cursive Art Nouveau decoration designed by Hector Guimard.  Rojankovsy was born in 1891 in what was then called Mitau ,which is now called Jelgava in Latvia (Agent Triple P has been there!), then part of Russia but lived and worked in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Poznan, and Germany before settling in Paris in 1925.  This picture can really only depict Paris in the thirties.

The girl is quite happy to get into a taxi with the man and he seems to be appreciating the tightness of her skirt as she clambers into the back.

Once inside the taxi, the girl has her skirt provocatively hiked up, revealing her stocking-clad thighs while the man toys with her knee.  Rojan, who had already started his successful career illustrating children's books, was excellent at conveying character in the faces of his subjects and here the man looks quietly smug while the girl looks delighted with the turn of events.

The man is getting bolder now, as he explores the back of her soft thigh above her stocking.  The girl, here has more than a passing resemblance to the writer Anaïs Nin, who would have been living and cavorting with Henry Miller in Paris, not far from Pigalle, at the same time as these prints were published.

Mademoiselle appears to have forgotten to put her French knickers on today, as she submits, elegantly, to the gentleman's questing hand.  The background really gives the idea of a busy Parisian nighttime street just using a few lines and shapes.

The girl's pale haunch is the centrepiece of this picture as the man indulges in some intimate probing.   Mademoiselle seems to be imploring for more.  The drawings are in pencil with watercolour and coloured pencil highlights.

The man now  has one hand between her thighs and the other fondling her rear. Rojan is excellent at capturing the sinuous form of the girl in these taxi pictures.

Not surprisingly, all that stroking, fingering and squirming about have got the man's attentions up, as he proudly displays to Mademoiselle, who appears to be taking the opportunity for a bit of a breather here.

Back to it here, as she lies across his lap as his gloved hand continues to probe between her thighs.

Plunging off the seat in an acrobatic head down pose he delicately slips his now un-gloved finger into her and admires her lovely posterior.  His cock is still admiring her as well and he has taken his hat off as well as his gloves..

They have arrived at their destination; an hotel or, more likely, what the French would call a maison de passe; a place where you could rent rooms by the hour.  There used to be an hotel close to the City, which offered this useful facility, where Triple P used to sometimes go at lunchtimes, with a lady colleague, for a quick one.  The girl, amusingly, looks like she has been caught getting up to no good, while the man pays the taxi driver.  The animal head of her fur stole is clearly depicted here.

A gentle pressure on her waist sees Mademoiselle guided into the hotel room.  She looks a bit anxious but he gives her a reassuring look.

She rests her head on the brass bedstead as she waits, pensively, for the man to undress.  Is she having regrets or looking forward to it?

But no. she is pleased to see him and pulls him down for a kiss.  Her right hand stocking has slipped down to her ankle, adding a nicely dishevelled element to her look.

The man is happy to help her remove it completely which is one of the great physical pleasures in life, we think, especially if the stockings are silk as hers would be, no doubt.

Mademoiselle pauses to remove her outer clothes and display her pert bottom to her new companion.

Still wearing one stocking, she clasps her partners erection, looks at it, raptly and strokes the inside of her thigh as he contemplates her enticingly displayed nether regions.

Time for a little more exploration, as the man delicately fingers her.  Triple P read once that the biggest change in sexual practices in history has happened over the last hundred years or so, with the concept of foreplay, partly because of an increasing understanding that women want rather more than being flung on their backs and fucked straight away. Certainly, there is a nice sense of mutual exploration and caressing in these pictures.

Mademoiselle's breasts are revealed for the first time as he tugs at her flimsy chemise.  Now, she boldly fingers herself for his delectation.

Now freed of most of his clothes, his cock understandably rampant, he lays into Mademoiselle with his tongue as she looks gratefully ecstatic.  Her raised foot catching on the drapery is a nice little touch.

He has climbed back onto the bed once more and is tenderly kissing her face and squeezing her breast.  She looks like she may have had an orgasm already, due to the attentions of his flicking tongue.

Mademoiselle now reciprocates, squatting on the floor and sucking his knob into her dainty little mouth.  Has she done this before or is it all a new experience for her?  The former, we suspect.

He has her on her back on the bed, her legs spread, wantonly.  He wonders whether she is wet enough as he slips a finger into her pretty little cunt.  Goodness, yes!

All of this has been leading up to this moment as he penetrates her for the first time, delightedly watching his manhood sliding in and out of her pink petals.  Mademoiselle is watching nothing as she is being transported to another place.

Time for a change of position and a new visual delight for him, and more ecstasy for her, as he takes her from the rear.

Mademoiselle now takes charge, squatting astride his hips and gently guiding him back into herself for another bout.  She takes a firm grip on the bedstead.  She is planning to be quite athletic.  What cute dimples she has!

At last, all passion is spent but she remains astride, cuddling up to him.  He looks exhausted as, perhaps, he took on more than he expected!

This is a delightful sequence of pictures, drawn with great delicacy by Rojankovsky.  The story presentation looks forward to some of the Love Sets pioneered in Penthouse in the seventies.  Bob Guccione lived in Paris for a time so perhaps he saw this or similar picture postcard sequences while there,  This set is highly collectible today and you would need several thousand pounds to buy one of the original portfolios; even a modern print reproduction costs over £200.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Tram Stop Seduction by Fédor Rojankovsky

We have featured a few erotic illustrations by Fédor Stépanovitch Rojankovsky (1891-1970) before, here.  We are currently working on formatting some more of his pictures but, in the meantime, here is a charming quartet of watercolours known as tram stop seduction.  Rojan, as he often signed his illustrations, lived in Paris and produced these pictures, as can be seen by the fashions, in the nineteen thirties.  An older lady, dressed in a politically incorrect fur-trimmed coat of some magnificence, spots a young girl, of a politically incorrect age, while waiting at the tram stop.

We don't know how she manages it, but soon Madame has the girl home and is trying out a few exploratory kisses and rather forward breast caressing, much to her surprise.  Perhaps she offered her a lift, only habituating tram stops to pick up impressionable young girls, whereas really,around the corner, she has a chauffeur at the wheel of a glittering Hispano-Suiza.

A shocking new world has opened up for the girl, as have her slim thighs, as Madame does delicious things to her smooth, virgin sex.  Oh what are these strange feelings?

The girl is soon inducted into the ways of sapphic pleasure and as Madame enjoys her new young  friend's tongue lapping at her sopping parts she wonders whether to keep her for a few days or go on the prowl for another fresh young thing.

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.