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A number of our readers, while commenting favorably on the Hartog Shirt story in the March issue, complained at not seeing more of the lovely model, Joanne Arnold. The best way to quiet these mumblings, we felt, was to feature Joanne as a Playmate of the Month, so you'll find her on page 26 with nary a shirt in sight.
Like Mr. Spider, the smart playboy keeps his surroundings inviting--and that means simple and modern. You can forget the idea that a cluttered apartment is typically masculine and, therefore, charming as hell to the ladies.
The Guy with three eyes is known as Weegee, and he has built a considerable reputation as a photographer of the streets of New York--capturing, on film, the humor, foibles, and tragedy of a big city's people. The best of these pictures were collected a few years back in a remarkable volume titled Naked City.
There was a time when sex was unmentionable in mixed company; the shady joke and suggestive story were confined to strictly masculine company. Not so today. Bedroom and bathroom humor are apt to put in an appearance at the very nicest social gatherings--in fact, they've even made their way into the literature of the land. Several publishers are now offering whole books of sexy snickers. The best of the batch is titled Sextra Special; published by Scylla, Inc., it offers its humor in both words and pictures. Some of the funnier words appear in this month's Party Jokes section; our favorite pictures appear on this page.
There seems to be a marked agreement on what the world's oldest profession is. The next oldest may possibly be surgery. For when primitive men opened the skulls of demented comrades to release evil spirits--that was surgery. The history of the craft is long. It was recorded in the wall scratchings of cave dwellers and in ancient writings in every language, but few great artists have portrayed it pictorially.