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Times Square lipstick and fingernail fetish billboard!

June 2017: Giant stern ladies in Times Square stare down at us mere mortals in all their lipstick fetish and talon-nailed glory! I love it!

Click on the picture for the full effect. This is an ad for a show on TNT.

Now, the only thing better would be something like this on a billboard!!

Goddess Lycia (visit her sites here and here) is one of the most fascinating online dommes and a real favorite of mine. She creates some brilliant and truly addictive audio and video erotica. And yes indeed, the lipstick and fingernail fetishes are two of her prime specialties…among her other virtuoso capabilities to entrance & befuddle the susceptible male mind! ūüėģ

 


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Vanessa Williams in playfully stern auntie mode…

I snapped this pic in the subway the other day…

To me she’s saying, “Naughty, naughty. I caught you doing bad things & now I’m going to chastise you.” Okey-dokey, ma’am! ūüėČ

 

It’s an advertisement for a new program about the battling female co-hosts of a daytime talk show. But what I like is how Vanessa Williams looks like she’s in a playfully stern auntie mode, wagging her forefinger at us like the ladies do in those British femdom videos, ladies who are so good at reproving naughty boys before putting them over their laps for a little bare bottom spankie-wankie… ūüėģ

Somehow the seedy background of the subway wall seems to work with this. I could have snapped the advertisement on the street, but this is more interesting to me.

I’m sorry, Miss Vanessa, I promise never to do it again…whatever it was that I did! ūüėČ

 

 

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Looking forward to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman!

Nice big billboards a few blocks uptown from Times Square. Click on the pic to see it larger.

I just hope the movie is good cheesy fun, and not pretentious noisy baloney like I find many superhero movies to be!

I don’t see many films in theaters anymore, preferring cable or DVDs (and VHS too on occasion) but I think I might actually plunk down some drachmas for Wonder Woman! That Gal Gadot looks like quite a gal…

You know how the old saying goes: “Whaddaya go see the show for? The DAMES!”

Yep, that’s me, old-school Uncle Irv…bring on dames whether they’re wearing stockings or wielding swords, it’s all good!

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 26, 2017 in New York City, Times Square

 

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Giant revolutionary girls on Broadway…

Billboards are one of my favorite photographic subjects, and particularly billboards with enormous images of women. There are more than a few scattered throughout this blog. Here is my latest snapshot, a picture of a promotion for a new Amazon series that started streaming on 10/28/16. The billboard is on Broadway a few blocks above Times Square.

A very arresting group portrait.

A very arresting group portrait.

 

When I first saw the image a couple of weeks ago, when I was going to get some coffee, I was immediately struck by how familiar the girls looked, even though I didn’t know them. I thought the head bands worn by the two on the ends were odd, because at first I thought these were contemporary characters and you rarely see women wear head bands anymore. Then, when I learned the show takes place in the late 1960s¬†(it’s¬†about female journalists protesting their treatment in the workplace),¬†I realized that, in a way, I did know these gals–that’s what¬†most young¬†ladies¬†looked like¬†back then.

So I get a nice little nostalgic twinge every time I see these pretty faces coming at me from long ago…

 

POSTSCRIPT 11/2/16

The morning after I wrote the above, the billboard was gone, replaced by something so boring it wasn’t even worth taking a picture of.¬†So I’m glad I didn’t procrastinate about making a record of GIRLS GIRLS REVOLT¬†while it was up.

In fact, I made several pictures of it, at different times. Here are two more, taken at night:

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Although the pic is far from perfect, I do like the one where the faces are glimpsed between the trucks. I wish I’d got the exposure better, but I shot it with my flip phone.

Fortunately, I discovered there is¬†also another, vertical version of the billboard about a block away, on Seventh Avenue, and here the girls loom large against the buildings almost assembled in an ominous mass against them…

 

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Don’t know how long this second billboard will be up, but at least I’ve captured it. Someday I’ll have to locate the shot-on-film images I took of the huge Jessica Alba billboard that hung on the Hearst Building many years ago; I shot those pictures on film, but I can’t remember where I put the¬†prints. Too much on my mind lately…

Well, I love my giantesses! ūüėČ

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2016 in Amazon.com, New York City, Times Square

 

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Lovingly lingering memories of Eighth Avenue sleaze…

Ah, sleaze fondly remembered. To start, here is a shot I took of 46th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday morning 9/25/16, looking northwest, with the new, recently completed, and rather monolithic RIU Plaza hotel in the middle of the picture.

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Once on the very site of that hotel stood two very interesting adult video stores, crammed to the tops of their shelves not only with standard hardcore movies but also intriguing exploitation and grindhouse flicks on VHS and DVD. Also there was the Full Moon Saloon near the corner, one of my favorite hangouts back in the 80s and early 90s.

I seemed to stop spending much time¬†in bars after a good portion of¬†the adult magazine business shifted over to Magna Publishing in New Jersey in 1993, to where¬†I commuted¬†frequently to assemble titles¬†like CHEEKS, GIRLS OVER 40, SEX ACTS, and LEG WORLD. Formerly I did all my editing and writing in Manhattan, and life in New York felt¬†strangely off-kilter¬†when I had¬†to reverse-commute to New Jersey. Even though, since I was a freelancer, I didn’t have to do it everyday like most¬†¬†of my associates, nonetheless there was always something discombobulating¬†about it.

The old¬†building¬†on the left side of the picture was¬†known back in the day¬†to some of us sleaze aficionados¬†as the “TV Hotel,” as in “transvestite,” because many¬†transgender women used to ply their prostitution trade there, after¬†meeting customers at nearby clubs and bars in Times Square. This went on¬†back¬†in¬†the late 70s, early 80s.¬†Now for many years¬†the building¬†has been¬†just a regular tourist hotel.

Additional factoid, but not visible in the picture: at the vantage point from which I took this photo once stood three adult movie theaters: the Capri, the Eros, and the Venus. They are long gone and the space is now occupied by respectable bars, restaurants, and an outdoor shopping mall. If you want to read the definitive book about these theaters and the area, check out the classic volume Sleazoid Express by Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford.

The moral of my musings is simple: these builders can transform the neighborhood but never erase the lingering memories of the locals. We exist in two dimensions simultaneously: the current world of a better scrubbed, more staid New York,and the landscape of its more uninhibited and colorfully tawdry past.

 

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Pasta and erotica in Hell’s Kitchen…

Like many writers, I spend probably way too much time sitting on my butt. The heat wave we recently had here in NYC only encouraged that, keeping me indoors more than usual. But tonight was lovely outside so I made sure I took a walk after I finished my day’s cranking, and when I saw a Ninth Avenue coffee shop had an open window seat, I thought I’d treat myself to a pasta dinner instead of my usual Chinese combo takeout eaten in front of the tv at home.

The street scene was noisy and lively while I ate my salad and angelhair primavera, but I didn’t mind¬†the clamor¬†at all. Sometimes the very racket that makes me apoplectic when I’m alone sitting in front of my computer trying to write is soothing when I’m out amongst the human race again.

After my entree, I got some coffee and made some notes for tomorrow’s story¬†writing for an erotica¬†website…

I tear a piece of typing paper into four strips & sketch out a week of storylines on each strip.

I tear a piece of typing paper into four strips & sketch out a week of storylines on each strip.

 

When I looked up from my scribbling, the evening light on Ninth Avenue was pleasant…

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But I got to thinking about the movie I saw last night on TCM, Turner Classic Movies: THE DARK CORNER, a 1946 film noir that not only took place in midtown Manhattan and Times Square, but had its¬†gumshoe hero live¬†at the corner of 52nd and Tenth Avenue, right in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen when it really WAS Hell’s Kitchen!

Although I believe it was shot on the 20th Century Fox lot, this film brilliantly evokes NYC, especially its sounds.

Although I believe it was shot on the 20th Century Fox lot, this film brilliantly evokes NYC, especially its sounds.

 

So I thought to myself, why don’t I take a walk over there to see what building he was supposed to have lived in!

After I finished my coffee, I strolled west. Lo and behold, the corner where Bradford Galt, Private Investigator, was said¬†to have resided¬†in 1946¬†looked pleasingly ungentrified in 2016, and the building seemed quite like one where the brooding Mr. Galt (well-played by Mark Stevens) could have tangled with a murderous William Bendix in the film’s most exciting scene. (I highly recommend this movie.)

Most everything around it is gentrified now, but this building could well have been the digs for a noir shamus!

Most everything around it is gentrified now, but this building could well have been the digs for a noir shamus!

 

True, Hell’s Kitchen‚ÄĒa moniker once a notorious symbol of the area’s gangs and violence‚ÄĒis now mostly used as a colorful name and real estate selling point for the neighborhood‚ÄĒmore juicy sounding than what it’s also called, Clinton (after DeWitt, I presume, and not Hillary or Bill). But when you’re aware of the history of the area, it never feels fully gentrified…and of course, when you personally have a noirish point of view when it comes to life in general, the spirit of Hell’s Kitchen lives on wherever you are!

With the right lighting in my apartment, and my fave fedora, I could be waiting for a femme fatale to show up!

With the right lighting in my apartment, and my fave fedora, I look like I’m¬†waiting for a femme fatale to show up. Come to think of it, judging by the femdom erotica¬†I write, I probably am!

 

 

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Jessica Simpson and other giantesses of Times Square!

I love taking pictures of girls on giant billboards. Here are a couple of recent ones.

The giantesses loom above us in midtown Manhattan! These are the modern pinups, forty feet high.

Click on the pix to see them even larger.

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Posted by on April 6, 2016 in Erotica, New York City, Times Square

 

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