12/3/10

Foxy Ladies #16: Connie Rodd

PS Preventative Maintenance Magazine

Connie Rodd.... sounds like a porn name, doesn't it? In fact, Connie was the fictional host of the military issued magazine PS Preventive Maintenance Monthly.  The PS meant "post script" since this was a post script or subordinate to the more technical equipment maintenance mag.

What's so freaking incredible about these magazines is that, all through the sixties and seventies, they featured a lovely hostess named Connie Rodd who taught the soldiers in the field how to keep up with their weapons and other equipment.... and she would somehow do it in the most burlesque and titillating fashion.  You wouldn't think calibrating your torque wrench could be so thrilling!

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Connie says, "Keep it DEADLY!" 

And even more interesting, a lot of the PS Preventive Maintenance Monthly issues were illustrated cover to cover by none other than Will Eisner! 



Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

It was really kind of smart, if you think about it.  The military needed their men to keep up with their equipment, a generally mundane and laborious process.  Having the buxom Connie on every page nearly popping out of her clothing, all but ensured the guys in uniform would read the manuals!

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Back in WWII, the US military had proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that cheesecake was a morale booster.  Thus, USO concerts featured Ann-Margret in mini-skirts and go-go boots, and pin-ups were not discouraged.... indeed, they were painted on the sides of planes!

Plus, you didn't have the politically incorrect stigma you have today.  In fact, the Preventive Maintenance is still published, but it has long since abandoned the cheesecake aspect.  The busty Connie was put to rest.

.... Until now!  Here's a bunch of images from the good ol' days of PS Preventive Maintenance Monthly.  Enjoy!

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

Military Issued Preventive Maintenance Monthly

8 comments:

  1. Where's the "Like" button?

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  2. That's awesome! She definitely kept MY attention! Secluded GI's probably LOVED her!! LOL

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  3. Actually Connie is still part of the PS magazine "gang" which includes Master Sergeant Halfmast, an African American female (Bonnie) and Sergeant First Class "Rotor" Blade. But, thanks to political correctness, Bonnie and Connie dress and act like a couple of little old ladies. Progress...I guess.

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  4. I remember the ones my dad brought home with him in the 70's. By the time I was in in the mid 80's, they had gotten considerably more tame. I wonder what they look like now.

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  5. Frank BoothOctober 18, 2012

    As a bit of supplementary information, allow me to point out that "Connie Rodd" is named after a mechanical part in an engine that connects the piston to the crankshaft: The Connecting Rod!

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  6. Where is old Tork em Gork

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  7. In the mid seventies, the art was handled by Murphy Anderson, and by the 2000's it was done by Joe Kubert.

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  8. You can view the issues from 1951 to 1971 at http://dig.library.vcu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/psm

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