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I'd be curious to know which if any of the Playboy centerfolds here were shot by Don Bronstein. He shot quite a few Playboy centerfolds in the 50's and 60's, and also shot all the great Chess album covers including such classics as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Dale Hawkins, et al. He died in the early 70's, supposedly of a heroin overdose. I know he married a Playboy bunny who has since remarried. Where are his negatives? I'd be interested in purchasing them. Breast implants really ruined pin up photography for me.
Unfortunately all I have are the images, sans credits. If there's an online database of some sort where I can match centerfold-to-photographer then I'd credit them appropriately. As for Bronstein's negatives, I would imagine the rights to his Playboy work are still retained by that organization.And Ay-men to the overarchingly negative impact of implants and other surgical procedures on the state of girlie-mag girls. Pulchritude is not what it used to be . . . and may never be again.
Goddammit, I could sing the praises of these old-school centerfolds all day long. It's been said a million times before, but they are so much more beautiful than the models -- nay, the women -- of today. What I wouldn't give for a time machine.
I totally agree. The Playmate Book is a good source for such photos and their credits. And the Playboy centerfolds of the late Fifties, Sixties, Seventies, and early Eighties were so much more natural and sexier than these air-brushed, aerobicized plastic dolls of today.
Ah, yes. When women were women and not societally constructed aggregates of collagen, silicone and inconsistent social mores. Carrie Radison's Wikipedia page states her centerfold picture was taken by Desmond Russell, but he doesn't have his own little corner of the wiki.
Does anyone remember Desmond Russell ? He was my father. And an excellent fotographer. Help me create his wikipedia page.
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