Continuing from my collection of Cover Girl. The front and (rear cover for members) of Cover Girl No.24 from 1968. I love the concept of a front view on the main cover and a rear view on the back. I think I prefer the rear view of this edition, as you get a great view of the model’s great arse as she leans over a very retro style chair.
A nice uncensored view on the front cover too that no doubt caught the eye of potential European buyers.
Some will say that this type of magazine and post isn’t for them, which I totally get. For me it’s about capturing and revisiting a magazine that’s disappearing fast in today’s world. These magazines are over 50 years old now and printed versions are becoming rare. Take into account that these type of magazines are also disappearing because they are seen as not acceptable by certain groups in society today. It makes it even more important to capture and celebrate these magazines, the models in all their fabulous glory and the photographers that pushed the boundaries back in the 1960’s. Sometimes it just seems like we are going backwards in our views and everything needs to be censored in case it offends one group or another!
I say just enjoy it for what it is in your mind and if not just move along 🙂
The cover of Cover Girl No.25 from the mid 1960’s and featuring a different view than you would normally find on this type of publication. These European publications normally heavily feature models with a full on bush, popular in Europe at the time. This edition is one of the few to feature a shaven model on the cover and within and rather nice she is! Plus you wouldn’t get such an open and explicit cover on a magazine like this in the UK.
I also published a different bi-coloured view of this model here.
I’m trying to build up a collection of both Cover Girl and Exciting magazines, but they are hard to find in good condition. So far I’ve managed to acquired 7 editions of Cover Girl, 5 of Modern Girls and 10 editions of Exciting, including the very rare No.1. Still more to go but slowly getting there 🙂
Another delivery today of more magazines from my contact in Austria. This time a more varied selection than last with several different publications. Several more mint condition magazines from Nordisk Bladcentral, including a run of Modern Girls. Plus some more Exciting and Cover Girl magazines and then a few odd ones.
The Forms in Colour and Venus magazines are interesting in that they feature shots taken by Harrison Marks. The Forms in Color features all of his shots in colour and plenty of uncensored views of familiar models including Dawn Grayson on the cover.
The final magazine is Colour Girls No.31, which is a large format magazine with 48 pages of Busty beauties. These include several shots of Sylvia McFarland, Roberta Pedon, Uschi Digart and many more.
Another fabulous set of magazines to add to the collection, I’ve just got to find time to scan them all now 🙂
An exciting (excuse the pun) delivery in the post this morning from a new contact in Austria. A collection of European magazines from the late 1960’s and some titles I’ve been after for a while. These magazines are more for my own collection rather than the site, but I’m bound to share them on here.
A collection of Cover Girl and Exciting magazines published by Nordisk Bladcentral, Copenhagen, plus a few other random magazines I’ll come on to in a minute. The Cover Girl & Exciting magazines were really exciting to see once opened, as they are unread! Yes, they are in mint condition, never read and like new. The cover and centre pages are glossy colour and immaculate and the pages are crisp and clean. You wouldn’t believe looking at them that these were published around 1965 and are 55 years old! I’m really please with Cover Girl No.12 featuring Nicole Isimat 🙂
Now onto the other magazines I received and these were for the site. These were Labelle Color No.10 and Lido No.6. Both caught my attention as they featured UK models on the cover I recognised in Gloria Lomax and Gerry Brown. Being for the European market the covers are uncensored, so I wondered if the contents were uncensored as well? My guess was correct, plus plenty of surprises inside!
Labelle is dedicated to Donna Ambros (Gloria Lomax) and is full of uncensored shots of Gloria I have never seen before. Lido, likewise is full of uncensored shots inside and all of well known UK based models. These include Christine Carter, Terry Peters, Gwen Ford and many other models that posed for Harrison Marks. The big surprise in this magazine is several shots of Nicky Stevens, fully uncensored and showing everything! I don’t think I’ve ever seen or have any shots of Nicky showing so much. Again both magazines are in brilliant condition and hardly touched.
Some great additions to my collection and plenty to keep me busy over the coming weeks. Another order has been placed for more of these great magazines, plus a few additional titles I’ve never seen before but look like they feature more models we all know showing more 😉
I love tri-coloured shots like this, especially this type of view! This comes from the introduction page of Cover Girl No.25 published in the late 1960’s. I also adore this model, her smile and the view. So look out for the full magazine in showing more of her in due course.
Some of you may know the titles ‘Cover Girl’ and ‘Exciting’. These were published by Nordisk Bladcentral, Copenhagen and distributed by Sangko-Norden and both magazines followed a very similar format. They both featured colour covers and back pages of a featured model, as well as a colour centrefold. The rest were black and white shots, but sometimes with a single coloured border or bi-coloured. All of the models had one thing in common, they were nearly all natural and showing off their thick bushy curls. Most of the images of the girls were also mostly taken by Serge Jacques.
I love these magazines as they are slightly different and slightly more risque for the 1960’s than you would find over here in the UK.
So I’m trying to build up a collection of them so if anyone has any copies of Cover Girl or Exciting out there I’d love copies or even buy them off you? Very doubtful I know, as they seem to be rather rare and hard to find out there. 🙂