Chess, potpourri and nonsense!

Vive La France Libre!

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Jean-Philippe Charbonnier (1921-2004)  Le derrière de Notre-Dame , Paris

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‘I will never say that I won’t do a job because I don’t like it. There are some things I can’t do because I don’t know how to, but otherwise I will do anything and this is a good lesson in humility. Even though I am doing exactly what my client wants, I put my personality into the pictures.’ – Jean-Philippe Charbonnier – Creative Camera, May, 1970, page 136

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ARE YOU GAME?

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”Tu veux me rencontrer ? Fais le premier pas (mouvement).”–Sur http://www.gameon.it se rencontrer est un jeu.  (ENGLISH: ‘Do you want to meet me?  You make the first move.”)

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VINTAGE PINUP CHESS

Photos by Ron Vogel, 1960. Model Gloria Dawn

”Ron Vogel was quite a prolific glamour photographer in the 1950s and 60s, but I have relatively little biographical information about him. Some information that I did find was that he was born on Oct. 7, 1931 and that his wife Audrey gave birth to their daughter Alexis in 1958 (Alexis is now a sought after makeup artist).”

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”It was through the hobby facilities of the Army’s Special Services that Vogel received his first basic training in camera technique, and those lessons contributed a great deal to his eventual success as a photographer. Shortly after his discharge from the Army, Ron began aiming his camera at the female figure. His first model was his wife Audrey, and this arrangement was a big help in getting him over his critical launching period. His pictures of her received almost instant approval from magazine editors.”

”Ron eventually became a frequent contributor to magazines such as Playboy, Modern Man, Rogue and Adam as well as many of the smaller men’s magazines of that era.” (Read more HERE.)

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Raquel Welch and Tom Jones

In 1970, Tom Jones was paired up with Raquel Welch for a TV special entitled Raquel! The programme was viewed by millions across the globe and featured guest performances from John Wayne and Bob Hope. Above you can see Jones and Welch playing chess while waiting for things to start up.

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 WHAT IS ART?

tumblr_mhle3gTbl71qcr2gxo1_400”Art washes from the soul the dust of everday LIFE.”–Picasso.  Otherwise, the above is SIMPLY  a beautiful butt! 

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WTF?!

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”If life serves you lemons…”

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RACY  CIGARETTE AD

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