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Monday, January 30, 2017

Non-centrefold Venus of the Month 37: Serena, September 1976

Men Only


Time for another non-centrefold of the month and here we have Serena, in a rather fetching black basque and stockings. This is what my particular friend Sophie would call 'chaise longue wear' as it is the sort of ensemble she wears when lounging on her chaise longue, probably while drinking a martini and eating cashew nuts!  In fact, there is quite a lot of essence of Sophie in this picture!






Serena appeared in Volume 41 number 9 of Men Only, for September 1976.  Hard to process the fact that these girls are probably in their sixties now!  I wonder if they hide this part of their lives or whether they proudly recognise how gorgeous and uninhibited they were more than forty years ago?  A month later, pictures of Serena appeared. in the usual fashion at the time, in Club in the US.  We also like the cover girl, Letty, with her nice puffy nipples and will post her shortly.


Club


I will post pictures from both the Men Only and Club pictorials as there are some differences between the two.  Although this shot appeared in Men Only the Club version, here, offers a glimpse of Serena's labia which were darkened into invisibility in the UK version.  Serena looks like a French lady of the demi-monde in her boudoir, or expensive brothel, in this set.


Club


In similar fashion to the disappearing labia, the Men Only version of this shot didn't make Serena's anus quite so visible as in the Club version here.  Despite the promise of her dark arsehole it is Serena's lovely eyes I respond to in this one.  She is quite mesmerising.


Men Only


Club


Men Only claimed that Serena wass an usherette at the cinema whereas Club said that she was a Turkish belly dancer, more exotically.


Club


Apart from the fact that most belly dancers in Turkey aren't actually Turkish, a Turkish lady is unlikely to possess a full bush. Thjs effective shot appeared in both magazines.


Men Only


This last Men Oly shot has a strong pussy/finger interface for the magazine at the time and Serena looks deliciously like a young Monica Bellucci.  The photographer of this set was none other than Bob Carlos Clarke (1950-2006), later a world famous fashion and portrait photographer and really the creator of sleek , glossy fetish photography.  He sold picture sets like this to help pay his way while at art college. You can read more about him on one of our posts about a Club International centrefold.


 Club


He rarely used professional models, so Serena is likely to be a friend or someone he approached on the street, as he did regularly.  It also means that she may be British.


 Club


Club


These final two shots, which only appeared in Club, have Serena boldly displaying herself in a way that she didn't in Men Only.  I like Serena's sultry insouciance and Carlos Clarke's limited pallete, which is almost like colourised sepia, with only the splashes of red and burgundy relieving the beige and tan. 

More from Men Only/Club soon.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting; I didn't know that about Turkish ladies.

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    1. One of the things that occupied ladies in the old harem was the requirement to remove all their Pubic Hair and this applies to all Muslim women.

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    2. Yet another beautiful set of Venus from the rear, for the two last ones.
      About stuping things which are done today, I've been told that amongst the many things so-called estethic chirurgy is doing nowadays is whitening the arsehole... and there are people paying for such a silly thing...

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  2. Triple P,

    Another stunning set; Serena is a very foxy woman.
    I would be interested in reading stories about 'the old harem'; anything you can recommend?
    What is the thinking behind Muslim women's prediliction for complete public hair removal. Surely, it is not religious?
    Keep up the good work!

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    1. It is religious. It is part of the Fitrah (some rules on living - circumcision for men is another of the rules) outlined by Mohammed. It is not compulsory but recommended.

      It has been suggested that the requirement to pluck out stray pubic hairs from each other in the harem was one of the things that led to leasbian affairs amongst the women there.

      Harem: The World Behind the Veil by Alev Croutier is a good introduction.

      I think I need to post some harem pictures!

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  3. A propos your comments on 'muslim'removal of pubic hair, and I have not read the entire series of the 'pubic wars' yet,does today's predeliction for bare ladies comes from the near east and not the West as I had always assumed?

    The Harem pictures are fabulous; I think your readers would like to know a whole lot more about the Harem. Did any such pleasures, the Harem, exist in the West / Western culture?

    The Croutier bookslooks like a must have!!!

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    1. Ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman women removed their pubic hair too.

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  4. Very nice set. She's lovely though a bit severe in her facial expressions but I wouldn't mind the chance to put a smile on her face!!

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