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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Centrefold Venus of the Month 48: Pamela, Hustler, May 1979

We've got terribly behind with our centrefold Venuses which are some of the highest ranking posts by number of views.  While we enjoy presenting these lovely young women from the past the posts do take an inordinate amount of time to format.  As a result, we have got about one year behind which gives us the opportunity to try to try to keep up starting from January.  We have posted a couple of centrefold Venuses for April and June already so we thought we might give us some breathing room by posting another for May this time, meaning we only have to do nine in 2014.

This centrefold Venus is a first as she is the first one we have featured from  Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine, from their May 1979 issue.  This has been requested by a reader of this blog, Minotaurus, following the posting of a couple of pictures from the pictorial in our last Pubic Wars post.


We not only have scanned the pages of the magazine but we have some outtakes as well.  Contrary to our usual practice we are going to mix these up so that similar pictures are together, rather than doing all the magazine pictorial pictures first and then having all the extra pictures.  We'll note which were in the magazine though.  The opening double spread contains all the text for the piece and introduces us to Pamela.


The photographs, by Hustler chief photographer, Dutch-born, James Baes are shot by a pool.  Although some of the pictures are taken inside most are outside in the bright sunlight.  Baes had been working as a fashion photographer for Stern magazine in Germnay when he was asked to take photographs of fellow photographer Clive McLean and his Penthouse Pet wife Stephanie.  It was through McLean that he got involved in shooting for men's magazines, doing Penthouse's first ever girl/girl shoot for their December 1970 issue.

Here we have the reverse angle of the shot from the one above it; this time looking from the inside out to the pool.  The "searchlight" style of reflector use was characteristic of Baes. The writing with the piece said that Pamela was French but both she and the setting look Californian rather than Gallic.


A few more pictures from the poolside room.  It's strange that these indoor shots have her with her sunglasses on and very seventies sunglasses they are too.

Here Baes has Pamela illuminated with natural light streaming through the window.  Her face in the shadow, its more an exercise in form, fosussing on her torso.

Here we get a rare shot of Pamela without her glasses on, her skin nicely covered in droplets of water.


More portraits, but with sunglasses this time (at least we assume she has her sunglasses on in the top two, as they aren't hanging from her necklace).

This one of Pamela on a towel on the grass is a one-off; we don't have any other shots like this.  She looks as if she could be a natural blonde and has the below the waist colouring of one of Agent Triple P's ex girlfriends from the eighties.

The rest of the shots in the pictorial centre around this folding chair which we saw in the opening spread.

Pamela spreads her labia and starts doing a Miley Cyrus on the chair.  Quite a lot of tongue sticking out in this pictorial!


The bottom one  of these two actually appeared in the magazine and was a very rare, at this time, example of self penetration in Hustler.  Pamela actually has a good inch of her finger inside her vagina and hasn't just slipped the end of her finger between her labia, as some of the faux masturbatrion shots of the time showed.


The final three shots have Pamela in the chair and pissing into the air.  There was no mention of this activity in the magazine itself nor in any follow up letters.  This was eighteen years before Bob Guccione in Penthouse did the same with one of his Pets.  It is clear, from the top picture of the three, which didn't appear in the magazine, that she is actually pissing and it's not, for example a hosepipe or some such.  Whatever, this particular activity wasn't repeated in the pages of Hustler for many years and, in fact, the magazine became a little less explicit over the next few years, especially as regards its couples pictorials.

So this set really doesn't have much in the way of artistic merit despite Baes' usual distinctive lighting.  It' is a prototypical late seventies Hustler set with the unusual addition of self penetration and even more unusual urination..


  1. Luv to drink her golden shower

  2. Small typo - it's 1979 not '75 as in the headline.

    But lovely stuff Triple P!

  3. Ooh, you're right! Too much sauvignon blanc again!

  4. I remember when this was first published. Showed me how erotic it is to see a woman piss.

  5. Not a lot of subtlety in these pics, but she's quite persuasive all the same.

  6. Can you include more pictorials of pissing women?

    1. I will have to think about how to cover it. We will get there in the end on our Pubic Wars reviews,of course. I will discuss it with my friend Sophie as she is something of a connoisseur. Many people don't like it.