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Glamour

Related: erotic photography - Glittering Images (publisher of Diva and Glamour International - pin-ups - movie stars

Pirelli 1963 - 2001 [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Definition

[Scots, magic spell, alteration of GRAMMAR (from the association of learning with magic).]

USAGE NOTE Many words, such as honor, vapor, and labor, are usually spelled with an ľor ending in American English but with an ľour ending in British English. The preferred spelling of glamour, however, is ľour, making it an exception to the usual American practice. The adjective is more often spelled glamorous in both American and British usage. --AHD

Glamour photography

Glamour photography is the photographing of a model (usually female) nude or semi-nude, in a way that is intended to be erotic. It is often claimed by its practitioners and admirers to be non-pornographic, since it does not involve the depiction of sex acts and did not generally depict genitalia. However, people who disapprove of this type of nude or semi-nude photography typically label it pornography.

What is considered "glamour" has changed with the times. In the 1940s, clothed "pin-up" pictures were "glamour." Many movie stars were featured in pin-up poses showing them in swimsuits. In the 1950s and early 1960s, photographers such as Peter Gowland produced glamour images with partial nudity. Only in the early 1970s did some leading men's magazines begin to show pubic hair and, later, genitalia.

These type of pictures of glamour models typically appear in "soft-core" adult magazines (so-called "girlie magazines") such as Penthouse and Playboy, or in the pages of European tabloid newspapers: for example, the topless 'Page 3 girls' of the British tabloid The Sun.

The term "glamour photography" is also sometimes used as a euphemism for the business of producing hardcore pornography, but glamour photography as discussed above generally stops short of showing penetration.

There is a system of terms developed in the British glamour photography business to describe the graded levels of explicitness involved:

Some well-known glamour photographers

Some well-known glamour models

--http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamour_photographer [Jul 2004]

Glamour International Magazine

Each issue of Glamour is 12x12, has a color wraparound cover, and is mostly in color. The focus is international eroticism, from classic cheesecake and bondage to the latest work by top artists.

Black women and jungle girls: Work by filmmaker Federico Fellini, and huge double-page spreads by Scozzari, Cadelo, Steranko, Frollo, Dave Stevens, Saudelli, Frazetta, and a fine cover and illustration by Chichoni. Girls and horror films of the 1950s, and Bill Ward.--http://www.budplant.com/prod.itml/icOid/7174

Their site: http://www.glamourinternational.com

Pirelli Calendar 1963 - 2001

Pirelli 1963 - 2001 [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

In 1963, the Pirelli tire company created a calendar featuring pin-up models as a promotional piece. Each year since, the company has called upon the photographer of the moment to portray "the beauty of the world" through images. For over thirty-five years, the calendar has been the talk of Italy and Europe because it is available only to a privileged list of corporate customers and VIPs, giving it an air of exclusivity and contributing to its success. In addition, the subtlety of the images and the quality and creativity of its photographers have established the calendar as a paradigm of its genre and a coveted collector's item.

Never before have these images been published in such an affordable and accessible format, or been available to such a wide audience. This book contains the full calendar for all of the years through 2001. The years 1999 and 2001 have never been published in their entirety before, and the 2001 edition is by Mario Testino, one of the most celebrated fashion photographers of today. Past photographers include Norman Parkinson, Bert Stern, Joyce Tenneson, Arthur Elgort, Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, and Annie Leibovitz. The book is a must for fashion aficionados, photography buffs, and advertising and design professionals.

Playboy: Fifty Years: The Photographs (2003) - James R. Peterson

  • Playboy: Fifty Years: The Photographs (2003) - James R. Peterson [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Playboy celebrates its 50th anniversary with this lavish collection of the very best of the magazine's photography. More than 250 full-color photographs, chosen from the ten million images preserved in the Playboy archive, chronicle five decades of brilliant, life-affirming art. Playboy: 50 Years revisits the girl next door, the sex symbols, and the gods and goddesses who shaped our culture. It visually tracks the changing politics, fashions, and mores through the frenzied peak of the sexual revolution and beyond - from the almost nostalgic eroticism of the 50s bachelor, a martini his secret of seduction, to the highly charged images of modern sexuality. Celebrity models such as Raquel Welch and Cindy Crawford, along with interview subjects such as Mohammed Ali and Salvador Dali, and infamous bunnies such as Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson reveal all. Portfolios devoted to the bachelor pad, the perfect cocktail, fashion, and sports cars celebrate Playboy as the ultimate wish book. From the history-making red velvet shot of Marilyn Monroe, "posed with nothing on except the radio," to the highly charged images of such masters as Herb Ritts and Helmut Newton, this book is a breath-taking photographic tour de force. The definitive gift of the season, Playboy: 50 Years is also the only book being published in the fall to coincide with the launch of the magazine's 50th anniversary.--amazon.com

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