|Vintage Pulp||Apr 26 2016|
Midnight proves that sexual desire sells.
Above, a cover of Midnight from today in 1962 with French actress Véronique Vendell telling readers she wants to be wicked. If you've seen Midnight before you know this was its modus operandi—pair a model or actress on the cover with a quote about her sexual availability. Examples:
Gila Golan: I'm Hooked on Sex.
Evi Mirandi: I'll Marry Any Man Who Can Tame Me.
Nobu McCarthy: I'm Wild Wicked and Willing.
Raquel Welch: Adultery Can Save Your Marriage.
Yvette Mimieux: Who Wants To Make Love to Me?
Were any of these quotes truthful? Doubtful, but they must have worked to attract readers, because Midnight was around for a long while.
|Intl. Notebook||Mar 22 2016|
Something about Paris just makes you want to dance.
This issue of Cancans de Paris, which is number 10, hit newsstands this month in 1966 featuring cover star Virginia Litz, someone we saw a while back in Folies de Paris et de Hollywood, but modeling under the pseudonym Arabelle. Turns out Litz may be a pseudonym too, as we've determined she's also known—and better known—as Christine Aarons. She pops up inside Cancans along with Gloria Paul, Dany Carrel, Sylvia Sorrente, and Uta Levka, as well as Sean Connery and Claudine Auger, who were starring together in Thunderball. We have Virginia Litz/Christine Aarons on at least one other mid-century magazine, which we'll post a bit later. In the meantime below are assorted scans from today's issue.
FranceFolies BergèreCancans de ParisThunderballVirginia LitzGloria PaulDany CarrelSylvia SorrenteUta LevkaSean ConneryClaudine AugerJeanne MoreauFrançoise GiretChristine AaronsGinette DupontClara DundéeLinda VerasVéronique VendellEstella Blainburlesque