|Vintage Pulp||Oct 19 2019|
Parisian publisher does erotica as only the French can.
Today we have for your enjoyment an issue of Paris Frou Frou, #46, published in 1956. This was the brainchild of S.N.E.T.P., which decoded is Société Nouvelle D'editions Théâtrales Parisiennes. See, the French understood that smut must wear a fig leaf of intellectualism, which is exactly why we write so much on Pulp Intl. rather than just publish reams of nude photos. Hah, just kidding (did we mention the Pulp Intl. girlfriends are out of town?). The eroticism is just a bonus that comes with all the fiction, film, and art. And it's a bonus that helps our traffic.
Anyway, on the cover of this mag is Austrian actress Nadja Tiller, and the rear features a nice shot pairing yanks Lori Nelson and Mamie Van Doren. With a wrapper like that the inside must be nice, and indeed it is. You'll see Sabrina, the one-name star time has forgotten, as well as U.S. nudist model Diane Webber, aka Marguerite Empey. If your memory is very sharp you'll recall one of the same Webber photos appearing in an issue of the U.S. magazine Male from 1958 we shared a while back. Mixed in with the celebs is the usual assortment of Parisian showgirls. We'll revisit Paris Frou Frou later.
FranceAustriaS.N.E.T.P.Société Nouvelle D'editions Théâtrales ParisiennesParis Frou FrouNadja TillerLori NelsonMamie Van DorenDiane WebberMarguerite EmpeySabrinaNorma Ann SykesTina MarshallZaza BrooksNadine Tallierburlesque
|Intl. Notebook||Nov 15 2015|
Ciné-Revue's clever mix made it one of Europe's longest running celeb magazines.
This issue of the Belgian magazine Ciné-Revue was one of our treasures from last year's trip to the Saint-Ouen flea market in Paris. Inside you get too many stars to name (and too many pages to scan), but the highlights are Marlon Brando, Susan Denberg, Marilyn Monroe, and Nadja Tiller. On the cover is British actress and pop singer Minnie Minoprio, who during the early 1970s starred in several films, all considered obscure today. But that was Ciné-Revue's m.o.—giving equal exposure to both lesser lights and the biggest stars. And of course the obscurities were usually required to get naked, justifying their positioning on the covers and in the centerfolds. Monika Käser, who you see below, is a perfect example. We can find nothing about her. Her only moment in the spotlight—insofar as we can determine using the internet to research her—seems to have been the photo below. But Ciné-Revue's formula worked—it began publishing in 1944 and is still around today (though the days of centerfolds are gone). This issue hit newsstands today in 1973.
BelgiumParisCiné-RevueMinnie MinoprioMarlon BrandoFranco NaraJane SeymourRoger MooreSean ConneryJonny WiessmullerElizabeth TaylorGérard DepardieuMiou-MiouSusan DenbergClaudette ColbertClark GableCary GrantFrank CapraMarilyn MonroeMonika KäserNadja TillerDany Carreljack LemmonMary PickfordJean LefebvreRobert RedfordRobert Shawcinema
|Intl. Notebook||Oct 13 2011|
Deneuve shows off the best hair in French history.
We’re posting scans from this issue of the British film magazine Continental Film Review for one reason—22-year-old Catherine Deneuve and her amazing, shampoo commercial hair. Take one look and you can really understand why the world was so smitten with her. You also get images of Claudia Cardinale, Nadja Tiller and others, all below, October 1964.
BritainContinental Film ReviewMarina VladyNadja TillerJean-Pierre MarielleCatherine DeneuveClaudia CardinaleDany Carrelcinema