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VIVA MAGAINE: The International Woman’s Magazine {circa. January 1977}

Cover Photograph by the iconic HELMUT NEWTON (hence, the undoubtable chic-ness of this image).  Published by icons Bob Guccione and Kathy Keeton of PENTHOUSE fame, this is a prime piece of classic porn chic.

First coined in a highly influential New York Times article in 1973, porno chic describes a distinct period between 1969 and 1984 where American pornos were hitting the mainstream consciousness and pocketbooks hardcore. Andy Warhol kicked it off in 69 with Blue Movie, and films like Deep Throat, Behind the Green Door, Caligula, The Opening of Misty Beehtoven, A Night at the Adonis, and Flesh Gordon are among the films that encapsulate the Golden Age of Porn.

But it wasn’t just about the films. This period also saw a surge of amazing publishing prowess seen by magazines like PLAYBOY, HUSTLER, OUI, and of course PENTHOUSE dominated the scene, but for the first time publishers turned their attention to the female gaze, and offered pleasures like PLAYGIRL and VIVA with the male form objectified freely and openly to ease the tensions of the day.

I know it seems cliche to say, but its about the articles, too! Especially adult magazines of this period, you will find some powerful political, cultural, and historical content that just can’t be beat! Some of the articles included in this VIVA Magazine include:

The Blue Angel: Inside New York’s Naughtiest Night Club
Minnie Riperton Raps About Fashion
The Real Brenda Vaccaro
The Naked Cowboy
Dustin Hoffman & Robert Redford on set of “All the President’s Men”
Do You Have What It Takes to Be Happy?

Not going to lie; what really stood out to us was the top story on the cover: HOW TO MAKE LOVE LIKE A WITCH!

 

The things they targeted their demographics with back in these times is fantastic! Imagine if they had published topics like this today?? People would have a fit! But, seriously we need more of this!

That’s just what makes this piece so god damn amusing. Keep pieces like this for entertaining treats for your guests- some pop culture, history, and a little eye candy.

They don’t make them like they used to …

And I always get a kick with cigarette ads from this period. They are always so special and great. Like this one:

Just out in the park picking flowers and placing them in my pretty flower basket and smoking a cigarette. . .  

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I don’t know how things have taken such a drastic turn. It’s rather sad, really…but luckily, we do have pieces like this to remind us of these lost times.

This is a rare item especially considering the super sensual and chic Helmut Newton cover, and VIVA being of lesser popularity as PLAYBOY or even PLAYGIRL. If you have any questions? Send us a message to the.eye.of.faith@gmail.com

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E.O.F. SNAPSHOT OF THE DAY {JULY 23, 2013}

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{My My Miss Mia.  We are feelin’ her so much today! Between listening to her version of Love, and  after having a double feature night watching two of our favourite movies,  Rosemary’s Baby, and The Last Unicorn.. How couldn’t the snapshot of the day be Mia Farrow?!  Make sure to keep your eye’s open for a Style Idol/Divinity Story in the near future @ The Eye of Faith! }
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{STYLE WISE} CARRIE (1976) VS. CARRIE (2013)

 Graduations have commenced, the lockers are empty, and uniforms have been put on the top shelf, but this doesn’t stop us from being pumped for this year’s style conscious remake of “Carrie” starring stylish ingenue Chloe Grace Moretz, and mystic maven Julianne Moore, as Carrie’s fanatical mother. 

“These Are Godless Times, Mrs. Snell”

-Margaret White, “Carrie” by Stephen King.

The film is set to release in October, but until now we can just quench on the latest trailer, and take a look back at what made “Carrie” great so many years back (almost 30!).

Surely no one can outdo Sissy Spacek’s alien beauty and frail feminine qualities, but undeniably Ms. Grace Moretz will bring a freshness to the part that she’s consistently showcased in her last several films. This is her big BIG break. Much as it was Spacek’s those many years ago. . .

{ “CARRIE” (1976) VS. “CARRIE” (2013) }

High school seems like a world away now, but we can’t help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia for those long lost days roaming the hallways, hanging out in the labyrinths of the school auditorium, or ditching gym. “Carrie” does right to set its horrors amongst the most sacred rite of teenage life, {Prom Night}.

I remember my own, decked out in vintage duds; a little gang of mischief-makers danced the night away in the cavern of some out-of-the-way banquet hall in middle-of-nowhere southern Ontario. Waiting for the bus at midnight across from an empty field was but one of the many highlights that mark {Prom Night} as truly a night to remember. Not unlike the kids in “Carrie” . . .

And no better way to get yourself prepped for the film directed by Kimberly Peirce, whose 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry” had Hilary Swank walking away with an Academy Award for Best Actress (as well as a Best Supporting Actress nod to fashion darling, Chloe Sevigny).

Sounds like a sure-bet to me!

Don’t get this secret diva mad, because once you do,

there’s no holding back those flood gates.

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Music Minute: “Dear God” – XTC (1986)

Whenever we question our own reality and or think about our New Dracula Shades, this is one of the tunes that jumps into our Head’s and gets our toe’s tappin’.  We’re lover’s of the hippie glasses and  penchant for Hats, not to mention overall gentlemanly style of this English Invasion.

Not only is the message frank, but the statements linger and in a sea of pop act’s who sing about drivel, we find it very refreshing to find a group who aren’t afraid to say how they really feel!  Especially here at The Eye of Faith, a rebellious song questioning the existence of God is right up our alley!

From Swindon, England, XTC was active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits you may recall; “Making Plans for Nigel” (1979) and “Senses Working Overtime” (1982)

First coming together in 1972, the core duo of Andy Partridge (guitars & vocals) and Colin Moulding (bass & vocals) went through many band names. Possible names being The Helium Kidz and Star Park, it wasn’t until 1976 the band settled on the name XTC.

With provoking lyrics like “Did you make disease, and the diamond blue? Did you make
mankind after we made you? And the Devil too!” it’s no wonder this New Wave group stirred up quite the sensation with the God fearing crowd worldwide.

“I won’t believe in heaven and hell. No saints, no sinners, no
devil as well. No pearly gates, no thorny crown. You’re always
letting us humans down. The wars you bring, the babes you
drown. Those lost at sea and never found, and it’s the same the
whole world ’round. The hurt I see helps to compound that
Father, Son and Holy Ghost is just somebody’s unholy hoax,
and if you’re up there you’d perceive that my heart’s here upon
my sleeve. If there’s one thing I don’t believe in

it’s you….”

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{STYLE WISE} – E.O.F. Prom Night with “Carrie” (1976)

“Baby, You’re a Firework…

Come on Show Em’ What You’re Worth…”

With the end of the school year comes a warm welcome to summer, and for many, a sad farewell to the “best years of your life”. Graduations have commenced, the lockers are empty, and uniforms have been put on the top shelf.

High school seems like a world away now, but we can’t help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia for those long lost days roaming the hallways, hanging out in the labyrinths of the school auditorium, or ditching gym.

There are a lot of things we remember, but perhaps one of our fondest memories looking back would have to be the sacred rite of {Prom Night}.

Decked out in vintage duds, a little gang of mischief-makers danced the night away in the cavern of some out-of-the-way banquet hall in middle-of-nowhere southern Ontario. Waiting for the bus at midnight across from an empty field was but one of the many highlights that mark {Prom Night} as truly a night to remember.

So while you reminisce on your own {Prom Night} memories, we decided to take a visit to one of our all-time favorite movie classics – Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “Carrie“.

The film stars Sissy Spacek as Carrie White, a mousy girl who is unable to find her stride in the social on-goings of high school, and her mother Margaret White, famously captured by Piper Laurie, whose fanatical Christian ways bring more horror and terror than any boogie monster.

They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! They’re All Gonna Laugh at You!”

This isn’t your typical revenge of the nerds, as Carrie quickly begins to harness a secret power growing inside of her- a power her teasing peers would be wiser not to play with. Don’t get this secret diva mad, because once you do, there’s no holding back those flood gates.

“These Are Godless Times, Mrs. Snell”

-Margaret White.

The film also features William Katt, Amy Irving, John Travolta, and Nancy Allen as the teenagers on the other end of the popularity scale.

Perhaps you’ve already seen it, so you’d have to agree this is one fine piece of movie-making as only Brian De Palma could conjure. With a fantastic score by Pino Donaggio, and remarkable visuals, this a film that truly encapsulates the dreamy/nightmarish mood, as well as the period- which is fearlessly Seventies! Despite that, the film is absolutely timeless, and a wonderful source of inspiration.

Thus, we have devised this very special {PHOTOBLAST} to celebrate the film, as well as to celebrate {PROM NIGHT}, because no matter how bad you think yours was – it could never trump Carrie’s!!!

Perhaps you’ve heard, but “Carrie” is actually in line for a remake starring the incomparable Chloe Grace Moretz (“Hugo”, “Dark Shadows“, “Let Me In”, “Kick-Ass”) as the tormented teen, and rumors of Julianne Moore to take the helms as the uber-evangelical Momzilla, Mrs. White ! ! !

The film is being directed by Kimberly Peirce, whose 1999 film “Boys Don’t Cry” had Hilary Swank walking away with an Academy Award for Best Actress (as well as a Best Supporting Actress nod to fashion darling, Chloe Sevigny). Sounds like a sure-bet to me! Will they keep the 1970s setting, or go for a total update of the Stephen King classic? I guess we will just have to wait and see….

In the meantime, if you have any amazing, funny, bizarre, or strange happenings go-on on your {PROM NIGHT} we would love to hear them!! Please let us know in the comments section below!

Hope you enjoy the pics. Just let your mind roam free!

UPDATE!!! CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW TRAILER THAT HAS FINALLY RELEASED!

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Commercial Break: Salon Kitty (1976)

Nazis, prostitutes and horrors! Welcome to Salon Kitty.  Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to “relax”. Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power-hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty’s help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy.
The movie was actually based off of the Salon Kitty incident during WWII when the Gestapo took over a brothel in Berlin (called “Salon Kitty”) and used it as a place to find traitors and enemies of the regime. Basically, all the whores were spies and fucked both German and foreign political figures while trying to extract information out of them.

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