Erotic depictions of women in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography from the dawn of man to the present.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dancing Venus: Nadiya Bychkova for Strictly Come Dancing




Now, as regular readers know, Agent Triple P is a big fan of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the original version of what is known as Dancing with the Stars everywhere else in the world.  The curious BBC name reflects a previous long running ballroom dancing show, Come Dancing, which ran from 1950-1998, and melds it with a reference to Strictly Ballroom, the 1992 Baz Luhrmann film.  Anyway, Radio Times has announced that there will be three new female dancers for the next series and one of them is Nadia Bychkova from the Ukraine.  They used this shot of her to illustrate the article.



However, it now turns out that Nadiya is a model as well as a dancer and had already appeared in Playboy Slovenia.  Here she is on the same rooftop wearing rather less clothes.




Now, of course, previous Strictly Dancer, Ola Jordan, was famous for her increasingly revealing calendars. much to the distaste of camp judge Craig Revel Horwood and, indeed, it is rumoured, the BBC, who were worried about the association of Ola's calendars with a family show.  So.either the BBC didn't know about Nadiya's nude modelling or they didn't care, which means that the anti-Ola rumblings were, in fact as the Jordans often maintained, personal attacks.















She is quite a well known model in Slovenia, where she is a WAG, married to a professional footballer, inevitably.  She has also appeared in FHM. Nadiya's Playboy photographs were shot in Cuba, so include a number of classic fifties American cars as well.




She does have impeccable dance credentials, however, having taken up dancing at the age of four and been two time European and World champion.  One of the competitions she won was the 10 Dance World Championship, where you have to dance ten different styles of ballroom and latin, which is good training for Strictly. She has previously been a professional on the Bosnian version of Strictly.





Her Playboy pictures are very tasteful and, mostly, not even very revealing.  You would have to be a complete prude to find them offensive, as I am sure, nonetheless, complete prudes will.






"I'm extremely happy to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing family this year. One of my biggest dreams is to be part of this great show and I can't wait to get started!" said the twenty-eight year old mother of one.  Triple P can't wait either!






Let's hope she can be persuaded to pose for a calendar!  The new series of Strictly will start in September.  Splendid!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Personally selected Venus 14: Dana



It's been very hot in the South East of England for the last week with temperatures over 30 degrees and 34 degrees (93F) possible today.  I'm very busy at work so have little time to post over the next two weeks.  I'm not enjoying the weather during the day as I have south facing picture windows in my study so I have to have a blackout blind drawn as otherwise the sun shines on my computer screen, which is a bit depressing.  Fortunately, after work I've been taking time to visit my friend A and her lovely pool, although yesterday the water was so warm it actually wasn't really refreshing.  We found the best technique was to jump in the pool and then get out and lie by it while the water dried off our bodies.  The evaporation producing a slight cooling effect.

Anyway, here is a lovely shot of Dana, from  January 1979's Hustler.  What a wonderful exercise in texture this marvellous picture by James Baes is.  You really do need to click on it to get the full droplets effect.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Non Centrefold Venus of the Month 44: Jeannie Butler, April 1979



Here is a lady I have been meaning to feature for a long time; Jeannie Butler, photographed by John Copeland in his third pictorial for Penthouse.  This was a notably explicit set for Penthouse at the time, as we shall see,




Jeannie also appears on the cover of this, the April 1979, issue in the same soft,  feminine boudoir outfit she wears in the opening picture of her pictorial.












It says a lot for Penthouse at this time that they could dedicate the first double page spread to pictures of hot air balloons, which only included a couple of clothed pictures of Jeannie. 








A few more outdoor pictures include a rare behind the scenes one and a couple which show of Jeannie's luxuriant hair.






Here we have Jeannie in a striped shirt posing in a very typical Penthouse breast cupping shot.  The text of the pictorial said that she was twenty year old and studying at UCLA.








Copeland presents a lovely sequence of Butler slipping out of her cover outfit, with all the dangling laces helping the images no end.  The fact that her hair is up in an ornate chignon adds to the image of sophistication here too.




This pictorial contained a lot of pictures, although many of them were quite small.  It also had Jeannie wearing a number of different outfits, which only appeared in one or two shots, such as this one of her in a blue robe.




In this one she is wearing a striking red outfit, which didn't appear in any other pictures in the magazine (unlike the white stockings).




This is the only photograph in the magazine pictorial of Jeannie wearing a hat and some denims with braces.






A red suspender belt makes an appearance in these shots as she spreads her long, slim thighs for the first time. A tantalising half smile in the one above, as well.  Her trim waist, in what Penthouse claimed was a 36-22-36 figure, is very apparent here.








The rest of her pictures in the magazine feature her in and out, to varying degrees, of white lingerie and usually wearing white stockings, although not always, as in the one above.







 The final shots from her magazine pictorial are notable for the sheer number of spread legs shots.  it wasn't just that, however, which made this pictorial noteworthy but the fact that Jeannie is touching herself in all these photos.  This was the strongest faux masturbation set that Penthouse had come up with to date.






In very un-Penthouse like fashion,Jeannie also uses her fingers to spread her labia, in the manner of a Hustler pictorial of the time.  There had been other pussy touching pictures in Penthouse pictorials (especially in 1978) but there had never been so many in just one set before.




But in this one John Copeland trumps them all, as Jeannie clearly inserts her finger into her vaginal entrance, begging the question when does faux masturbation become actual masturbation?  She wasn't the first girl to do this in the pages of Penthouse; that was Suzanne Saxon in October 1976's issue.  Suzanne's picture was only a quarter of a page, however, not the large, across two pages presentation by Jeannie.  It would be many years before Penthouse risked this again.












Time to look at some outtakes of Jeannie. Some feature some locations which weren't in the original magazine pictorial, such as these stairs.  The red sun visor didn't appear in the magazine, either, perhaps because they decided the more boudoir look was preferable.  It certainly hasn't dated as much as the visor!










This is another location that didn't appear in the magazine.  Perhaps, again, the bathroom was deemed too modern,  These shots certainly demonstrate very well how Jeannie was very slim but busty, at the same time.












None of these shots, or any like them, of Jeannie in the bath appeared in the magazine either.  I enjoy a lady in the bath and the one immediately above is particularly nice.




In contrast, this shot is a variant of one which did appear in the pictorial as Jeannie most effectively spills out of her tiny denim shorts.












Like the one in the denim shorts, these all appear to have been shot in a barn as Jeannie sprawls, legs spread, in the straw.  There was one picture in the main pictorial featuring the same backdrop which is almost, but not quite, identical to the one immediately above.








Jeannie's stockings don't reach very far up her thighs which may indicate that she has quite long legs.   The text accompanying the pictorial doesn't give her height but she looks quite tall.
















The final selection are all about that assertively displayed pussy and the lingering fingers. Copeland's Penthouse pictorials were often rather stronger than other regular photographers efforts for the magazine at the time and he certainly coaxed a sensuous performance from Jeannie Butler.