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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 Especially adult magazines of this period, you will find some powerful political, cultural, and historical content that just can’t be beat!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 {January 17, 2012}

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THE JUNCTION FLEA {January Edition} : We Came, We Saw, We CONQUERED!

January Junction Flea 2013

Veni, Vidi, Vici. That’s what Julius Caesar would say if he helped us out this Sunday at The Junction Flea!

Fortunately/Unfortunately he wasn’t there to lend a helping hand, but so many other people were, making the day an immense success! So many words of encouragement and support,  and so many beautiful and stylish people. It was like dying and going to vintage heaven, a little . . .

The E.O.F. Rules definitely came in handy, and helped get us through the day like magic.

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We look forward to setting up {SHOP} again at the next Junction Flea in February, where we can be bring even more goodies and treasures to fondle and fawn over.

Good to know we are appreciated!

And if you weren’t able to make it to the event, here’s some pictures to enlighten and entice:

The Junction Flea in Full Swing at The Great Hall 1/1/13

The Lights Were Dim and Full of AtmosphereOperation Vintage

The Table Full of Treasure at The Junction Flea {1/1/13}

Vintage Rebel Realness only from The Eye of Faith

The Pieces de Resistance - 1950s RAY JEWELERS Bowling Shirt

A View From Afar at The Junction Flea {1/1/13}

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So keep your {Eye}s peeled for next month,

We will be out and about, and you just might see

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