"Vintage Erotica anno 1940"

Vintage Erotica anno 1940 (2003) is a collection of French porn loops from the 1940's. They are, of course, silent, and a pleasant jazz/swing track was added. Their subjects include lesbian, straight, masturbation, bondage and discipline and toys. I was a little surprised to see a "money shot" and the use of a condom over a dildoe. None of the films were in good enough shape to cap, and, of course, none of the performers were identified -- in fact, one man had a ridiculous fake moustache and eyebrows that kept slipping.

Included on the DVD was a selection of French postcards from 1900 through 1949 organized by decade, and these were high enough quality to cap. I found them interesting, and though some of you might as well. They range from the art poses that I am used to seeing, to spread beaver and hard core shots, which I had not seen before. I have no idea how to score this, other than to say I am glad I watched it, but probably won't see it again, which makes it a C-. Only for history of sex in cinema fans.

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  • 1900's (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 1910's (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 1920's (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • 1930's (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • 1940's (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    "I, a Woman"

    I, a Woman (1965) is Danish erotica starring Swedish born Essy Persson that Radley Metzger released in the US with dubbed English. This was fairly common then, as the Warren court was liberal enough to allow nearly anything to be screened, but making sex films could get you arrested. It wasn't that making sex films violated any existing laws, but the forces of moral good used prostitution, procuring and pandering statutes. The idea was that the actresses were hired by the producers to have sex. This one was a huge money maker for him. The 2.2 score at IMDB reflects the fact that it is very tame and dated.

    Persson plays Siv, a young woman who meets a man at the start of the film, and invites him home for a 10 PM tryst. While she is waiting, she recalls her sexual history, starting with masturbation. She goes to work as a nurse, and loses her virginity to a married patient, then goes through a succession of other lovers, discarding each when she becomes bored. She is frankly sexual, and not looking for a relationship. This sexually liberated woman character was probably more shocking in 1965 than the breast and bun exposure, and sex that was more hinted at than shown. The DVD is not especially good quality, but this is a film that aficionados of the history of sex in cinema need to see. It will leave most modern viewers cold. C-.

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  • Essy Persson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28)

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    'Caps and comments by Hankster:

    We left the old time machine parked in 1983 for a longer look at "My Tutor".

    Today we feature Graem McGavin in a classic back seat rendezvous scene with Matt Lattanzi. Graem shows us boobs, but sadly for Matt her biker boy friend shows up before they can finish what they started.

    Graem had all of 3 screen credits in her brief career, one of them being "Angel" in the same year.

    Assorted Porn Babes A huge collage (600k) featuring a whole mess of porn babes in scenes from the documentary "Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy".

    Yutte Stensgaard Yutte and other women from "Zeta One".

    Comments by Dann:
    This corny 1969 Sci-Fi was almost of too poor quality to cap; but it was also too interesting not to. The film was based on a story from the sixties magazine Zeta, and had plenty of nudity. That didn't leave a lot of room for acting or a great storyline.

    Basically, a secret agent is chasing a bad guy who's chasing a woman from another planet who's abducting earthwomen and enslaving them. Sounds real, right?

    Emily Mortimer
    (1, 2, 3, 4)

    Vidcaps by Frost of the UK actress showing just a hint of breast exposure in #1 and some revealing clothes in the others. From the Samuel L. Jackson movie "The 51st State" aka "Formula 51"

    Jennifer Garner The "Alias" and "Daredevil" babe showing a little red carpet cleavage. Thanks to Squiddy.

    Rachel Hunter
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

    Wearing only bodypaint in these 'caps featuring a behind the scenes look at her preparing for an SI swimsuit shoot.

    Teresa Langley
    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    Señor Skin 'caps of the B-movie babe showing bum (#2) and robo-hooters (all the others) in a scene from "Dreammaster: The Erotic Invader" (1996).