Me and my 1961 pinup magazine…

23 Dec

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!


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


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7 responses to “Me and my 1961 pinup magazine…

  1. Anonymous

    December 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    what is that lady wearing around her shoulders?

    • irvoneil

      December 26, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      It looks like a sweater with some kind of fur trimming. It looks most becoming on her, I think!


    February 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    if you flip thru your pages, you can find me

    • irvoneil

      February 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Nice to hear from you, Doris/Delilah! I put that magazine away in a file when I did some reorganization, but now I’m going to get it out and check out your pictorial. I looked up your recent appearance at a burlesque convention that was posted on YouTube & your book on Amazon. Sounds like you’ve had a cool career!


    March 1, 2017 at 11:14 am

    this Doris Gohlke (aka Delilah Jones), inside the magazine that you are holding

    • irvoneil

      March 1, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Hi Doris, thanks for stopping by! I couldn’t find the magazine after you wrote the last time. I’m sure I have it, but as I said I did some reorganization and I misplaced it. Are you the covergirl? Meanwhile, I checked out your autobiography on Amazon and ordered myself a copy. Looks fascinating! I look forward to perusing it and putting up a brief review on Amazon too when I have a chance. Have a great day.


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