To quote a banner at the Emirates ‘over and over again’ (which apparently refers to Smiles’ team), every time I start to develop a post on topic a) I stumble across something that diverts me to post b) and so on – drives me nuts with bits of paper with scribbled notes all over.
Anyway a later post this week will link to this one (rather obliquely) but I decided to post b) first because it is Monday, wintry, I love the subject, it will hopefully annoy some feminist/do gooder/health and safety official/green/commie/fun spoiler/campaigner and anyway, as a man,what’s not to like!!
Only the older out there, who bought Playboy in the early days, will remember the name of Alberto Vargas. What I guess none of us knew at the time was how old he was compared to his audience of the ’60’s and ’70’s as these earlies of his illustrate –
but heck could the man draw, both figuratively and an audience!
Even better the values of originals can be up in the hundreds of thousands of dollars – deservedly.
For the times his work was seriously risqué…
and I have, on reflection rather stupidly, not published the most erotic
but kept an element of taste
because all that is needed is
some imagination – as the above 1943 calender page illustrates.
Oh, enough of my pathetic attempt to relaunch his career, this, in pics and music, is the db’s on our man
Yours, diablog, now ready for the week