7/1/16

Artful Conception #31: Strategically Covered Nudity (Part 4)


Back in the day, when you wanted to show your male audience nudity in order to sell your book, record, magazine, or movie, you had to do some sort of self-censorship - unless you wanted to be fined, arrested, or relegated to the "adult section".

So if you wanted your cake and eat it too (i.e. show your male audience a naked chick, but not violate any codes), you employed various forms of strategically covered nudity (SCN).  This method has been utilized too often to count, and could get pretty creative with their scenery censors.  So, here's a heavenly hash of a alphabetical cover-ups from A to D .  Enjoy.


ARACHNID


ARMS



BABY


BLOW TORCH


BOUQUET



BOXING GLOVE


BRANCH




BUBBLES



BULL HORN


CANDLES


CAULIFLOWER



CELLULOID


CLOWNS



CANNISTER


CARDS


CELERY



COLT


CONIFER


COW BELL



CUP


CUTLASS



DAIRY


DAISY


DERBY



DRIFTWOOD


5 comments:

  1. Oddly enough, the celluloid was my prom dress.
    It was a different era then.

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  2. What you refer to as a "canister" above actually an open-reel, or reel-to-reel, tape. Such as all the 1960s and 70s computers are backing themselves up on. Or what one listens to in one's space-age bachelor pad...particularly in quadrophonic.

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  3. Rarely has a CALIFORNIA GIRL looked so English.

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  4. Odd John looks like a normal fellow. Oh wait, those eyes!

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  5. The celery puts me in mind of the classic pin-ups by Art Frahm. I don't remember if I read an article on Retrospace on him or not, but I definitely read it on another website about a decade ago...

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