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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Venus on the Cover 5: A Pubic Wars Special - 1975 Part 2

July 1975


1975 saw bare breasts popping up on the cover of men's magazines in a way that hadn't been seen up until this point.  All the coy coverage tricks from the past seemed to have been discarded as covergirls thrust their busts at the camera like never before.  Gem's covergirl was certainly thrusting at the camera but, ironically, the big tit specialist magazine never did go on to fully expose nipples on its covers


July 1975


Fling was still sticking to the see-through top approach for their big busted covergirls, however.  No bold reveal here yet, just hidden promise.


July 1975


May, the covergirl fronting up Sir for July, demonstrated how they had moved on about 45 degrees from their January girl's nipple profile view, to this rather more assertive view.  Still only one, though.


July 1975


Caper magazine used to call itself "the home of the 'E' cup) but by July 1975 they were presenting an uncovered lady of rather more modest (but delightfully perky) proportions.


July 1975


Speaking of delight, the very short-lived Man's Delight also went for profile uncoverage in July, having still been rather coy earlier in the year.


July 1975


Here is Cavalier, taking a leaf out of Oui's book and going down the couples route, in a quite sensual breast nuzzling shot.  It was not an experiment that they repeated. however.  No doubt they were bombarded with the same complaints from readers that Oui had had.


July 1975


Speaking of Oui, they had this hilariously phallic shot for July.  Diane Petersen is photographed riding astride for the Fourth of July by Bill Arsenault.  I like her abbreviated astronauts costume.


July 1975


Stag also went in for some none too subtle phallic symbolism that month, with their covergirl pressing her groin against a nice thick piece of wood and wrapping her leg around it ecstatically.


July 1975


From Duke we had an 'is she or isn't she?' cover.  The lady's groin is in shadow but can we just see a fluffy edge there?  Just possibly.


August 1975


Having kept its covers modest, by keeping the nipples hidden and then only showing one in July, Sir! went full on tits out for August with this nice sunny location shot.


August 1975


Men also went for a girl by the sea, no doubt because of the summer month and offered their most revealing shot to date, as their last concealing veil was cast aside.


August 1975


Daring magazine wasn't really, on the bust front but below the belly button they were playing how low can you go?  Very low, was the answer.


August 1975


Covergirl and centrefold Laura looks engagingly slutty on the cover of Night and Day, cupping her breast and spreading her fishnet clad thighs.  It would be Night and Day's last year of publication, having first appeared in the mid sixties.


August 1975


By August Debonair had their covergirl Jill, one of no less than eight girl pictorials in the issue, exposing her bust fully.  A refreshing lack of busy text on this cover.


August 1975


Jaguar had got rid of their annoying anthropomorphic cat which had been a ropey copy of Playboy''s rabbit. They offered this sensual shot on the cover, with their lady''s hand slipping between her legs while caressing her breast.  Such implied masturbation shots would become more common on men's magazines over the next year or so..


August 1975


It had taken them some months, since the launch of Club in February 1975, but at last they had two nipples on the cover in this splendid shot.  Another one for the summer!


August 1975


Suze Randall's revealing shot of Playmate of the Month Lillian Muller was the first of a series of more up front bust shots from Playboy.  Taken together these covers would have an effect on the pressure advertisers brought to bear on Hugh Hefner to back off in his Pubic Wars with Penthouse.  Railing at the controls on explicitness at Playboy she would soon decamp for Hustler.


 August 1975


Mr's cover girl's wisp of pink chiffon and the yellow banner barely covered the dark shadow of her pubic hair, even if she was still hiding her nipples.


August 1975


Even more revealing was the cover of Stud, where their was no doubt that their model was showing a few pubic curls which were just not covered by shadow.


September 1975


Man's Delight was the next magazine to offer fully uncovered breasts, for their September issue.  The magazine would disappear shortly afterwards.


September 1975


Jaguar's September covergirl is showing her pubic hair through her lacy knickers as she flashes the camera.


 September 1975


It's a hand between the legs for Club in September.  Maybe she is just innocently resting her hand there and nothing more sexual is to be implied.  Or maybe not.


September 1977


Caper had a rather more assertive hand between the legs pose for their September cover.  I don't think her hand is just resting there, coincidentally.


October 1975


It was odd how the big bust specialist magazines like Gent and Ace were so nervous of showing nipples, when the other magazines all went for it on their covers.  Maybe they thought it might just be all too much of a good thing.   This is Ace's first nipple shot.


October 1975


Squire wasn't afraid of showing a big bust on its October cover, however, with this rather abundant young lady.


 October 1975


Playboy had another controversial cover photo with this picture by top photographer J Frederick Smith, trailing pictures inside from his new book Sappho:The Art of Loving Women.  This lesbian approach also sent Playboy's advertisers into a right tizz.


October 1975


Flick's covergirl's kneeling pose doesn't quite hide a small traingle of forbidden curls in this bold shot. 


 November 1975


By November 1975 most of the men's magazines in America had had completely bare breasts on their covers.  Best for Men was another magazine that had first appeared in the mid-sixties.  It would carry on until the end of the decade.


November 1975


Patricia Margot McLain's fingers are slipping inside her knickers as she watches, presumably, sex in the cinema.  This was the cover that broke the camel's back for Playboy's advertisers. Back off on the raunch or lose millions, Hefner was told.  He did as he was advised.


 December 1975


Club wasn't dialling back on the raunch on their covers, though, with this lady's fingers suggesting all sorts or auto-erotic fun.


December 1975


Genesis also went in for an aroused looking face for their last covergirl of the year.  It now wasn't enough to just have topless girls.  1976 would see an increase in these sorts of shots and I will look at them in the next post.

2 comments:

  1. My favourite of that selection is the Flick cover - gorgeous! It is amazing how many mags there were back in the 70s. Also, if I remember correctly, they were usually in full view and not always on the top shelf. When you get to '76, I hope you will feature my favourite cover of all time, October 76 Mayfair with the gorgeous Lynne Davidson's amazing boobs fully on display!

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    1. I'm only doing American magazines here but it's a good idea to look at the UK ones too.

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