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Celebrity beauty 1914 and 2014

Ensconced in my apartment not far from the Times Square madness of New Year’s Eve, ready to eat a salami-on-rye, drink my Milwaukee’s Best, and watch my Sinister Cinema DVD of The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly, I offer this brief glimpse of how things have changed…

With the advent of 2014, we’ll be hearing a lot about 1914, when the First World War started, bringing with it the beginnings of the society we know today. With that in mind, let’s look at a picture of a female celebrity who was at the top of her game in 1914, the British actress Gladys Cooper…regarded as eminently “drool-worthy” in her day–and I fully understand why.

As the poet Wallace Stevens wrote, “Beauty is momentary in the mind, the fitful tracing of a portal; but in the flesh, it is immortal.” I agree.

One of the great beauties of her era.

One of the great beauties of her era.

And now let us consider a pic of a female celebrity of 2014, Coco

As the creator & former editor (1988-2005) of CHEEKS magazine, I approve.

As the creator & former editor (1988-2005) of CHEEKS magazine, I approve.

Hmm, has it only been a century since 1914? Seems to me Coco’s butt represents 50,000 years of evolution!

Happy 2014, my fellow fanciers of the Eternal Feminine in all its myriad forms!

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Times Square

 

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Me and my 1961 pinup magazine…

I love vintage girlie and pinup magazines, especially from the 50s and early 60s, and I was happy when I found this item at the flea market the other day…

Judging by my silly grin, you'd think I had my arm around a real girl!

Judging by my silly grin, you’d think I had my arm around a real girl!

The magazine just cost me a few dollars, but when I got home and looked through it, at first I thought, “Why did I buy this?”–the inside just being filled with conventional girlie pix and articles. But as I looked more closely at the cover, I realized that the cover itself was worth the money. There are a few magazine covers that linger in my mind and I think this is going to turn out to be one of them. I hope to write more extensively about it in the future. It puts some interesting ideas in my head…not so much about the model–those ideas are obvious 😉 –but more about erotica writing. I would write more now, but I’m taking several days during this festive season to rest my mental muscles. Just a little while ago I was giving someone a Christmas card and I said, “Hoppy halidays,” which tells me that if my pornographer’s mind is scrambling vowels, it’s time to chill. So anyway, stay tuned for more of my thoughts down the line about the lovely cover of Cocktail magazine!

Meanwhile, have a Merry Christmas!

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Erotica, history of erotica

 

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