Containing Multitudes Since 2004
She's got Margaret Keane eyes...
LOL..Margaret Keane..I may be the only other here to recognize that name..altho any of us who grew up in the 60s can easily admit to having seen those gaudy sometimes downright scary paintings hanging in childrens rooms..http://farm1.static.flickr.com/245/444311751_20509954e2.jpg?v=0
If you'd just lose the sexist BS this blog would be truly great
I'll plead nolo contendre to the 'sexist BS' charge . . . but at least it's tasteful sexist BS.
I like the "sexist BS" its how I found this site and I also think its tasteful.
Please do not heed the 'sexist BS' crowd; the everchanging Playboy aesthetic was one of the most revealing documents of the USA, 1950-1980.
Yes, what ZBS said! Anybody who wants web porn can go to 1,000,000 sites. The occasional nudes here are sexy rather than sexist--and, like almost all the images on this great site, they're aesthetically arresting. That is, they celebrate Beauty--something the political crowd has trouble with. (I'd recommend reading Camille Paglia on this subject.)
I remember Majken well; she was the first PLAYBOY centerfold I ever saw, and purely accidentally, I ended up marrying a woman of the same general type. I don't recall this shot from the original layout -- it's not the centerfold from that issue -- but there is no doubt it IS tasteful. I love the way the cordoroy lines of the wallpaper are complemented by the film noir lattice lighting. Thanks for the memories.
I also remember Majken well. We dated during the summer of '67. A mutual friend from Montreal introduced us in Miami, where we spent several days together. Then she came to Texas (where I'm from) for a couple of weeks visit. Later in the summer I went to Montreal to see her. Expo '67 had transformed the city that year. She had started working for the Playboy Club just before my visit. Before that, she was modeling. She had grown up in Denmark but moved to Montreal with her mother and stepfather, whose last name was Kruse. She used the name Majken Kruse, rather than Haugedal, her childhood name. Playboy must have felt that Haugedal sounded much more Danish. Majken became a well-known and respected photographer, again under the name Majken Kruse. We exchanged emails a few times when she was in her 50s and living in England as a photographer. Back when I knew her, she was just 20 and very adventurous, with a great sense of humor. It was an interesting summer, starting with graduation from collage and ending with Army basic training. Ah, but in between, there was... Majken.
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