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Friday, September 25, 2015

Centrefold Venus of the Month 75: Yanez Lancaster, August 1981

We haven't had many Centrefold Girls of the Month from Mayfair magazine so here we present the engagingly smiling Yanez Lancaster.  

This issue was from August 1981 and our posting of this makes us up to date with our August centrefolds.

Mayfair usually gave the names of the photographers for its pictorials but in this case, for some reason, they did not.

Yanez is just the sort of "dark and obvious" lady that Triple P likes (according to one of our friends anyway) and her whole pictorial is illuminated by her lovely smile.

According to Mayfair, Yanez was the sister of a girl called Yolanda who they said had appeared in the May issue from that year.  They said they both originated in Denver, Colorado.  We will look at Yolanda, shortly.

The pictorial starts with her fully clothed and then she gradually removes her sheer knickers and pink dress. 

Most UK men's magazines had, since the end of 1977, backed off from the spread thighs approach seen across the Atlantic but Mayfair was even more chaste and this barely visible glimpse of Yanez's bits was unusual for the magazine.  It wasn't until Paul Raymond bought the magazine later in the decade that they went the way of the others.

We have no idea if Yolanda was American as another UK magazine claimed she was half English and half Indian.

One notable thing about her, considering that this was the eighties, was the thick line of hair running from her pubis up to and even past her belly button.  Most unusual for the period but rather delightful.

This is very much our favourite shot from the Mayfair pictorial where gravity is doing delightful things to her bust.

So we like the Mediterranean looking Yanez with her delightfully unkempt nether regions.

 Chic February 1981

She appeared in a number of other magazines in the early eighties with her most high profile appearance being in February 1981's Chic.

Most of her other appearances were in less well known magazines.  She posed in a far more assertive way than she had in Mayfair for most of these publications.

She did a girl/girl set for Britain's Whitehouse All Colour Digest where she appeared in the centrefold. 


Yolanda as Pat Benedict in Mayfair May 1981

Her sister, Yolanda, went under quite a few aliases but appeared in rather more well known magazines.  Interestingly her appearance in May 1981's Mayfair which was mentioned in Yanez's August pictorial was under the name Pat Benedict.

Whitehouse issue 90

Players Girls Pictorial

Men Only October 1980

Knave January 1981

As did her sister, she posed (twice) for Mayfair in typically less explicit poses but also raunched it up for other magazines.

Her most high profile shoot was for the cover and centrefold of January 1982's Cavalier.

Finally, the two sisters did a pictorial which appeared in Whitehouse All Colour Digest number 32 where they get really rather touchy-feely with each other.

Goodness me!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Birthday Venus: Victoria Pendleton

Today is multiple Olympic gold medal winning track cyclist Victoria Pendelton's thirty-fifth birthday.  So here she is in her birthday suit!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dancing Venus: Kirsty Gallacher

Agent Triple P's guilty Autumn TV pleasure, Strictly Come Dancing kicks off properly on Friday.  Although the level of celebrity of the contestants is probably the weakest ever, we will be paying particular attention to Kirsty Gallacher.  TV sports presenter Kirsty is the daughter of professional golfer Bernard Gallacher and her initial appearances presenting sports shows were somewhat groundbreaking back in the nineties.  Just before starting Strictly she posed for a women's health and fitness magazine (above) looking very fine indeed, at the age of thirty nine.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Piratical Venus for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Aaaargh!  Today be talk like a pirate day so, swipe me, a swashbucklin' filly is served. The cursed Jolly Roger is hidin' her sterncastle but no doubt she be sportin' a fine pair of pirate boots, an' naught else!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dance studio Venus: Kathy Shower for 11.5 million views

Venus Observations has just passed eleven and a half million views so we looked around for a suitable geographical location with a matching population and the closet is the state of Ohio.  Surprisingly Ohio has produced more Playmates than any other states except Texas, New York, Illinois, Florida and the clear winner, California.  

Having looked at the 27 Playmates concerned our clear favourite was Miss May 1985, Kathy Shower.  

We remember buying this issue and being impressed with her double page dance studio shot (top) as well as this smaller one.  What a cute little outfit!

Several other pictures of her taken in the same setting were rather more revealing than usual for the period but all have that nice eighties workout vibe.  

We had a girlfriend in this period who went to regular classes at Pineapple Dance Studio in London and always floated around her flat in Battersea barely dressed in wispy bits of nothing just like this.

When Shower appeared in Playboy she was not only already a mother of two but, at 33, was the oldest Playmate to date.  She had already had a number of TV roles before her Playboy appearance and acted for more than fifteen years; including a 46 episode run in TV soap Santa Barbara from 1985 to 1986.