Mid-century tabloid hits all the familiar tabloid notes.
Lowdown makes the rounds in this issue published in May 1965. Inside, Ann-Margret claims she doesn't want to be a tease (fail), editors ask if women are more immoral than men (which they really are, once you take war, genocide, faithlessness, and generally violent tendencies off the table), and June Wilkinson's photo is among those used in a story about women supposedly receiving insurance covered breast implants from Britain's National Health Service.
Probably the most interesting story concerns Swedish actress Inger Stevens disappearing for a week. Lowdown hints at an alcohol binge, which is nothing special (hell, we do those) but while there are plenty of sources citing a 1960 suicide attempt, we found no other mention anywhere of Lowdown's missing week. The story is notable because Stevens would die at age thirty-five of a drug overdose.
Elsewhere you get nude skiing in Austria, Richard Chamberlain and his hit television show Dr. Kildare, the sex powers of mandrake root, and Belgian born actress and dancer Monique Van Vooren endorsing regular exercise. Scans below—oh, and sorry about the quality. Lowdown's printing process caused scanner problems. It's never happened before, so hopefully we won't encounter the issue again.
Psst, lady, your aura is showing.
Above, another page from the Goodtime Weekly Calendar, the week beginning April 14, 1963. The model in this rather psychedelic image is uncredited, and the phtog is listed as anonymous. The shot is nice though. We can almost hear Jefferson Airplane playing in the background. A couple of the quips this week have to do with tax day, and are about as funny as tax day too. But sorry, we're going to keep sharing these because, well, without the text this is just porn, isn't it?
April 14: Just one more day to make up your mind: list item by item, or chicken out right now.
April 15: "Preparing an income tax return is like a girl going to the beach; you take off as much as the law alows."—Arthur Godfrey.
April 16: The easily swayed girl is a hula dancer.
April 17: "When her eye flickers rapdily at you like a tail light, watch out for her turns."—He-who Who-he
April 18: He who claims to be the boss of his house is either a bachelor or his wife is out of town.
April 19: The weaker sex is indeed the stronger because of the weakness of the stronger sex.
April 20: "The Twist proves that America is coming alive below the waist."—Richard Chamberlain.