|Vintage Pulp||Feb 8 2012|
The French erotic magazine Beauté may look familiar to you because we shared another copy of it a while back. That one was from 1937 and was called Beautés. This one, with a stylized twilight time photo-illustration, was published in 1933, when the Depression was in full swing. Perhaps that’s why the cover subject, who has a flapper/party-girl aspect, looks so weary and jaded. If her face rings a bell, that’s because she isn’t just any flapper—she’s Mary Astor, whose forty-four year screen career included turns in Dodsworth, The Maltese Falcon, The Hurricane, Across the Pacific, and The Great Lie. We have no idea why Beautés dropped the “s” from its name. Nothing was dropped from inside, though—it’s erotica as only the French were able to do it. Nine scans below, including a great shot of Muriel Evans, star of numerous films between 1928 and 1940.
|Vintage Pulp||Jul 30 2010|
If you’re going to do smut, do it highbrow. This July 1937 issue of the French nudie mag Beautés is filled with many classy images, but our favorite is the woman who seems to be making plans for the defense of Paris. We really hope DeGaulle didn’t listen to her, but on the other hand, it would explain a lot.