Monthly Archives: April 2006

Where Have All The Naked Ladies Gone?

My friend Tee Corinne the photographer is very ill. I have been going up to Oregon to see her but she also really likes mail.

So I decided to send her naked lady postcards. After all she is a premiere photographer of nudes of women. She was delighted with the idea. I assumed that this would be really easy, lots of post cards of naked ladies and lots of choices. I was quite looking forward to picking ones she would especially like. Wrong!

My first stop was Good Vibrations – a sex positive co-op in the Mission district in San Francisco. Lots of sex toys, lots of books, but they don’t carry postcards any more. So I went to a Latin crafts shop nearby and in a very large selection of post cards found exactly one bare bosomed mermaid. (A really excellent mermaid.) I mailed her to Tee.

Then I went to the Asian Art Museum. Museum gift shops have always been excellent places for fine art naked lady post cards. The only NL was a photograph of a stylized Indonesian goddess.
Technically a nude but hardly “naked”.

So I went to the De Young fine art museum. It’s a beautiful new building in Golden Gate Park.
Many post cards. I thought I’d find at least a Manet “Olympia”. But no – again, exactly one NL postcard. She was an Americana mural nude but at least she was naked.

Then I was in LA and picked up a Modigliani nude in a video store (again the only NL). Tee really loved this one. She has it on a shelf in her bedroom.

Finally, I made a special trip to the Museum of Modern Art and found no NLs at all. The closest post card was a Chagall painting that included a women with bare breasts.

I’ve also gone to lots of art and card stores. Nothing!

So my question is – where have all the naked ladies gone?
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Debbie Travels – Laurie Blogs

Debbie is in Australia til mid May, hopefully having an amazing time. She won’t be blogging while she’s away. I’ll be blogging by myself til she gets back.

The fabulous Lynne Murray, who wrote the Josephine Fuller mysteries (Josephine is a great detective in all meanings of “great”), will be guest blogging once a week in May.

It’s going to be interesting for me to be blogging without Debbie. We do a lot of collaborative thinking when we write for the blog and I really love it. I do blog by myself some of the time and a few week of solo blogging that should be interesting. Expect a lot more typos.

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