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Friday, August 28, 2015

Non centrefold Venus of the Month 48: Colleen Carney, August 1976

S, from Vancouver has been complaining that our posts of late have been "too artistic" by which she means, as we well know, that there have not been enough naked seventies and eighties girls flashing their bits.


So we can remedy this today by, unusually, posting a non centrefold of the month from the correct month, for once.  This comes from Penthouse from August 1976 which featured, the really rather magnificent, Vicki Lynn Johnson on the cover.  This is something of a classic issue as it also features Rhianna Post (aka Henrietta Kellog) one of the Penthouse girls who appeared in Bob Guccione's Caligula.

We don't discover much about Colleen in the text except it claims she is from California, is 5'4" tall and measures 35-23-35.  All, some or none of which may be true.

Colleen was another one of those girls who posed once for Penthouse and then disappeared.  We have never seen her in any other magazine of the time.

This is a shame as she has a slightly unconventional face which makes her look more real; more, dare we say, girl-next-door.  One of the things Triple P responds to in a woman's face is a strong and characterful nose and this Colleen certainly has.

This is a classic, full-on boudoir set with brass bedstead, floaty clothes, stockings and garter belts and a selection of lingerie (the magazine credits Frederick's of Hollywood).

Colleen also has a nicely shaped bust with entertainingly prominent nipples of the kind we also appreciate.

Big hats were very popular at this time and were very useful, in pictorials of the time, from which to look enigmatic under.  

There are no shots featuring her entire body; this one is as close as we get.  The pictures were shot by Timothy John, in his only shoot for Penthouse.  It may be that Colleen was a friend of the photographer and he just sold this one set of her.  It is unusual because Penthouse usually stuck to a small stable of photographers.

Here is Colleen spread-legged in stockings in what would be known as an Emmanuelle chair, after the film poster featuring Sylvia Kristel.  It should be remembered that these sorts of poses were comparatively recent in the magazine.  Up until now almost all shots like this had been done using heavy soft focus.

To have a girl displaying herself like this in multiple pictures was actually new for the magazine and Colleen had more pictures featuring her labia than any Penthouse girl to date.

This is another appealing aspect of Miss Carney for Triple P, in that she has nice prominent parts which we find visually more interesting.  This shot of her with her fingers either side of her clitoris was unprecedented in Penthouse to that point.

Again, there is no soft focus or dim lighting in order to partly conceal what she has.  This brought Penthouse into line with what Paul Raymond's Club had started to show a few months earlier and Hustler had started to show before that.

An even clearer pussy picture here but with added 'artistic' grapes and a candle lighting up her pink petals.

Rear end shots which actually included the models anus were very rare indeed at this point and Coleen joined the handful of Penthouse girls who had shown off their rears in such a way.

In this final image she is completely displayed, with a suggestion, especially compared with other shots in the pictorial, that she is genuinely aroused.  

So, a rather envelope pushing pictorial for Colleen with her interesting nose and prominent bits.  She is one of our favourite Penthouse models of the second half of the seventies.  

More seventies girls soon!


  1. I agree with S as well! G$

  2. Great pics of Colleen Carney. That last one especially is really superb. Beautiful woman with a gorgeous body, and a truly magnificent pussy.

  3. Could not see the nose for the chin.

  4. Her nose is indeed beautiful. A wonderful, mellow 70s pictorial