Friday, June 20, 2008

If It's French, It Must Be Classy: Lui Magazine, Part I

Back in the mid-1960s, red-blooded American males had been getting off on Playboy centerfo– uh, articles, for about a decade. But even the monthly installments weren't enough to satisfy the demand for naked women, while we sat around waiting for the interblags to be invented.

France to the rescue! The French were the original continental glossy-stock pornographers, and one of their more recent products at the time was Lui: Le Magazine de L'Homme Moderne. Its cousin, Oui, eventually found its way to American shores. With a French name, it was sure to be a winner.

Sometimes, Lui was a winner too – because of the eyebrows sported by its cover girls. Here's the first installment of a small collection of them, these ones from 1966–7:

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