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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Non-centrefold Venus of the Month 32: Elizabeth



Someone commented, on our recent post on back door Venuses from UK magazines, that I had posted the cover of the first men's magazine that they had bought, back in 1975.  This used to be something of a rite of passage at the time; like seeing your first X-certificate film at the cinema (the equivalent of an 'R' in Britain - no hardcore in the UK!) or buying your first alcoholic drink in a pub.  Technicall,y you used to have to be eighteen years old to do all three but there was excitement at trying to achieve these milestones earlier.




So, this person's first men's magazine purchase was the April 1975 issue of Club International.  He  (I assume!) emphasised that this was the first one he had bought as opposed to having been given; a crucial difference.  




I found my first men's magazine copy on the train (Men Only, May 1976) just over a year later but the first one I bought was Men Only's February 1979 issue (so I was just over eighteen).  I had finished school and after Christmas started working at London Heathrow Airport.  The windowless office was so dismal that I went out for a walk every lunchtime and soon discovered a newsagent in the dismal village of Stanwell, adjoining the Cargo Terminal.  Mainly consisting of post-war, pre-fabricated social housing the only famous person who came from Stanwell was whining, eighties electro-pop star Gary Numan.  Stanwell was so rough I actually didn't feel safe walking around there, even during the day, but the newsagents had a big range of men's magazines and, importantly, male staff; highly vital when you were a teenager buying your first men's magazines!




Anyway, back to our correspondent's first purchase and I have decided to post the first girl in that issue: Elizabeth by Fred Enke.  According to Club International which means you can discount it completely, Elizabeth was a Canadian actress whose favourite playwright was Henrik Ibsen.




In those days the thought of Canadian girls didn't have quite the same resonance that it does for Triple P today.  I didn't even meet a Canadian until 1980 and she was not, I am afraid to say, very attractive.  Still, things improved a lot when I first started to visit the country in 1994, although I actually met my particular friend, Sophie, from Canada in London first.




Also, in those days, Paul Raymond's magazines weren't displaying their models' labia as they soon would be doing that year.  So, although Elizabeth parts her thighs and toys with her pubic hair she remains concealed from the reader.




After her white outfits she makes this one appearance in a black basque and suspenders and presents her really rather lovely bottom to Enke's lens.  Agent Triple P really appreciates raven haired lovelies like this, although I didn't at the time, not developing such a taste until I was spending  a lot of time in Italy, from the mid-eighties. 




Elizabeth here is wearing a pair of those curious hybrid tights/stockings that seem to lack the appeal of both.  I always found that there was something faintly medical about them; that they were worn by women with particularly smelly nether regions, perhaps.  I did have one girlfriend who wore these sometimes but I soon made her stop!




Anyway, a nice shot of Elizabeth to finish, weird hosiery or not, sporting a fetching smile and exposing the fluff between her more than ample bottom cheeks.  We hope it brings back memories for our correspndent!


8 comments:

  1. Thanks, Triple P, that's certainly stirred a few memories. Amazing that I had completely forgotten the lovely Elizabeth, but every picture is completely familiar after all this time. I shall have to track a copy down to see who else has temporarily slipped my mind.

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  2. You can see more pictures from that mag on creamcheesex.org/ci (I know TripleP doesn't like the picture quality on creamcheese but it's certainly better than nothing! I remember when that site first launched and I was able to see my first mag (mayfair vol 11 no 11, Nov 1976) after a gap of 30 years. It was like a shiver down by back as I saw the pictures I had spent so much time with so many years ago! Interesting, TripleP that you were 18 when you first bought a mag. I always feel I am way behind you in everything (definitely in real experience judging from your memoirs) but I was only 15! The funny thing is, I had noticed the previous months edition in the shops and became obsessed with the lovely Lynne Davidson's amazing boobs on the cover. But by the time I had mustered up the courage actually to walk into whsmith and buy it, that edition had been superseded by the following month's. I still remember my heart pounding as I plucked up courage to reach up and take the magazine to middle aged woman on the till who didn't even bat an eyelid. (Some years later, I used to get a real thrill buying the magazine each month from a small newsagent where there was a gorgeous girl assistant (huge boobs, tight tee shirt) who was obviously very disapproving and made all sorts of sighs when I came in every month. I found it a real turn on for some reason!

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    1. Took Superscorer's advice and checked out creamcheesex. Remembered all the girls well, but was surprised that a couple I remembered really well weren't there. Turns out that April 75 was my second issue and the first was actually August 74! Take your point about the quality of the scans Triple P, they managed to cut the head off a couple of my favourite model. If you have time and inclination, perhaps one day you might post Melanie Porter from that issue.

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    2. Can't find a Melanie Porter in Club International Volume 3 number 8...

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  3. Sadly I can't remember the name she went under and creancheesex is no help. The pretty brunette lying in front of the mirror. Memory says she was alleged to be an air stewardess? But memory is proving increasingly unreliable.

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    1. I've found and scanned her (Becky). Will post later.

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  4. I remember that MO Feb 79. Loved the cover but that knees together but crotch showing has always worked for me. Nice set of her in the mag as I recall

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