Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Maidens '65 Calendar ***ADULTS ONLY!***

The Maidens calendar (1965 / Enrol Publishing Company) was an adults only, award winning (really?) "portfolio of selected girls from down the street or up your alley... aka "Top Goes the Maidens" a new dimension in humor and hilarious beyond description... everybody's favorite girls sporting the latest fashion... the topless bathing suit, evening gown and street wear. Satire at it's best, and reproduced in full color." (all text taken from the back of the calendar.) Illustrated by L. Peterson, these comically "unattractive" women were featured in at least 5 different calendars from 1965-'69 and maybe even more, (see also The Lovelies); as well as in paperbacks and on drinking mugs. Apologies regarding the scans here, my copy is as heavily stained and moldy as the maidens.














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6 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

i like the pics actually. it's kinda nice seeing something different that the usual impossibly gravity defying giant boobs and absolutely "perfect" bodies.

Karswell said...

I agree, these lovely illustrations by L. Peterson are anything but "unattractive" in my book... hope to pick up the other calendars in this series!

Mr. Cavin said...

yeah the art is beautiful and the "hilarity" is kind of annoying. I especially like the February, March, December, and the back cover. Hope you do get more.

Karswell said...

If / when I do you know I'll post 'em here-- thanks for the comments!

ROBIN SHANE said...

The waitress at the end is my Mom, Diane Russell. Pete as he was called, put her in the calendar and signed her edition.

Karswell said...

Very cool, thanks for writing, Robin!