keep out – not for the women…

Dear diablog,

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


9 thoughts on “keep out – not for the women…

  1. A classic post Glynsky.
    What an artist, but to be able to capture the female form without making it offensive or smutty.
    As for the music, what more can you say about Del Shannon other than brilliant.
    Happy Monday to all

  2. Great pics. And yes I remember them well. There are benefits to reaching a mature station in life, not least the following….

    Brains of older people are slow because they know so much…

    Scientists believe people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains. It has been suggested that, much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets filled up, humans also take longer to access information.

    Researchers say this slowing down is not the same as cognitive decline.

    “The human brain works slower in old age”, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time.. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

    Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.

    I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can’t remember their names… So please forward it to your friends, they may be my friends too.

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