This month we go back in time nearly thirty years to February 1972 and the gorgeous Carole Augustine.
Carole was one of the few Pets in 1972 who didn't make it to the front cover, losing out to Karen McCook (in reality Page 3 girl Susan Shaw - thanks to Ziggygas72 for the ID) , that issue's non Pet of the Month who was photographed by David Jonathan.
Carole's pictorial was shot by Eugene Finkei who also photographed for Club, Gallery and Men Only during this period. For Penthouse he would go on to do the notorious Baby Breese shoot in 1976. We like this picture of her on the swing as she is smiling rather than trying to look sultry.
Carol's autumnal shoot includes a fair amount of her fully dressed, which, as we have said before we think is a good thing.
What soon becomes clear, through the rather murky lighting, is that Carole is a very beautiful young lady indeed.
Most unusually for Penthouse she is a rare ethnic Pet. If the accompanying text is to be believed she was part Scottish and part Brazilian. The letter certainly sounds quite plausible given her looks.
Somewhere behind the Penthouse signature out-of-focus foreground flowers is a beautiful girl.
This is a very curious shot indeed and we have no idea what the thinking behind it was!
We also got another view of this set-up in a small and grainy picture of the front page of the set. This is a very cute picture!
This final picture is very heavy on the tease but also features her lovely smile. All in all this pictorial was a bit of a wasted opportunity. Finkei had a truly lovely girl but almost the whole pictorial consisted of her fully dressed or badly lit. Fortunately, he would make amends!
Long yellow socks are not what you would immediately think of as appropriate leg wear for a tropical country.
We have a theory, based on our observation of both these and her Penthouse pictures, that maybe Carole was carrying a bit more fat in the latter series which is why they covered her up so much.
As far as Triple P goes these final pictures of Carol in a car are the best of the lot.
The ploy worked so well that they kept the topless shots, which soon became much bolder. Carol's (she never used the "e" for page 3) picture above was rather more sensuous than some of the other Page 3 pictures of the time, which were more of the girl next door type.
In fact, while the original "birthday suit" picture didn't cause any comment, as the seventies progressed there were complaints about the increasingly sexual nature of some of the pictures. The newspaper didn't worry; The Sun's circulation went up over 40% that year and it is still the best-selling newspaper in the UK.
Dialling back on the colour he dresses her in either black or white with only her lovely, dusky skin being the main thing adding colour to most of the photographs.
Also, like Penthouse, Oui says that she has Scottish, Polishand Brazilian blood. So either she really did or Oui just copied what was said in the other magazine.
Oui often put models on the cover who were not featured in the magazine, much to the annoyance of many! From April 1975 comes this cover shot of her doing a bit of decorating. Except she is obviously colour blind.