Fashions aren’t going to make any difference. The 1970’s are still going to be remembered for the impact made on life by the dolly girls. The reason for this, Hutchinson, is that by 1951 girls had awakened to the realisation that the bikini had masterminded them into superiority.
After the advent of the bikini, boys no longer wanted to grow up and be engine- drivers. They just wanted to grow up so that they could have a bikini girl all their own. From the bikini girl they graduated the dolly girl who dominated the 1960 s. And she came to stay.
We know a gorgeous one called JUDY RUSSELL, who lives in London and is going to remain brilliantly im- pactive whether she’s in a mini or a midi. We’re not too sure ourselves. If all that lovely dolly girl disappears under a heap of clothes that reach to her calves, where’s the impact?
“It’s in the way we’ll keep you guessing,” said Judy, a short hand-typist in the City of London.
Mary Rose Tossell was born in Barnstaple, Devon. She became a professional ice-skater and then changed her life, perhaps because of injury on the ice, and turned to fashion and photographic modelling. By this time, she was no longer really a girl-next-door type – more of a very fanciable mum-next-door; what, in modern parlance would be called a MILF. To me, she is one of the sexiest women ever to appear in the two decades of ToCo titles.
We sent one of our staff photographers out into Croydon and told him to bring back photographs of maxi-clad girls.
We don’t think these dollies realise exactly how they look from behind in their ankle-length drapes, so we hope these shots will be a lesson to them.
Just by way of contrast our photographer also took photographs of mini-clad SUSAN DOUGLAS in the park. What the eye can see it can grieve about or delight in, and if anyone’s optics can’t take in the object lesson of the contrast they must be all blurred and bloodshot.
Reaction of one maxi-clad office girl—
“Oh, that can’t be me—it makes me look like grandma, you rotter.”
A pretty girl with a beautiful figure and long legs, Brenda was from the Glasgow area and very much part of the Bearsden setup. And very definitely one of the “girl next door” set, with a much more Mona Lisa smile than Anne Scott’s broad grin. Little information is given about her except that she was a Beatles fan – but then so was half the population in the sixties; the other half were Stones fans.
And it’s not taking place in London, but in Gillingham, where the proprietor of a barber’s shop decided he wasn’t keeping up with the times. His clientele were desultory, which means they weren’t passionately addicted to pouring in and having a regular shampoo and trim. From the look of some of them, they were all starting to cut their own hair, and some weren’t even cutting it at all.
So, he thought he’d arrange a happening. Twenty-year-old LESLEY WARNER was ideal. Shapely and lovely, a natural swinger, Lesley thought a barber’s shop had something a ladies hairdressing salon hadn’t. Male clients.
Lesley, in just a pair of eye-catching bikini pants, made a beautiful happening. The customers gave up being desultory. They began to arrive in a hurry and in cases of infatuated eyeballs it took a lot of gravy talk to get them to leave.
This is just like my Barbers ! Only in Spick and Span – Spick No 225 (August 1972)
Catherine is one of those models who stands out from the page – and another who is much more mum-next-door than girl next door. She was gorgeous, a natural and exuded fun and a sense of enjoyment with what she was doing, which was – not to mince words – flashing her stocking tops, suspenders and knickers at us. But then she was a pro − she retired from fashion modelling to become a full-time housewife (oh, those were the days), at which she seems to have excelled – “a cook of exceptional versatility”, we are told.
Angela Jones is one of the most memorable and iconic models of the 1960s and ‘70s; her figure was perfection − and her shaved pussy still haunts the dreams of many young lads in those days who would have given a tube of fruit gums for a peek in a dirty book to see what one really looked like.
A very attractive and petite fair-haired Scottish model, yet again from Ayrshire, who photographed very well. Cherie (sometimes seen as Cherry) was a professional secretary and amateur model, who won several beauty competitions, and was featured regularly in all ToCo titles.
The transition from the old to the new has been some months coming, and I know that some of you have missed the regular updates, but hopefully all the effort will have been worth it and I thank you for your patience and for sticking with me.
For those that are regular visitors, content is essentially the same as before. I appreciate that a lot of the model profile pages are missing at the moment, but these will all be added back at a steady rate, having been refreshed and with much improved gallery pages.
Blog updates will go back to being more regular and a little bit more varied; I am not promising daily but at least a couple of time per week, we will see how it goes. I am launching with a full set of ToCo eBooks and the SRA’s will be back over the next few months, with all the missing books filled in.
I have lots more content to add now that the ToCo collection is complete and available – in fact the main reason for moving the site was to allow more room for expansion. Things to look forward to include Ben’s Books, Relax, Mustang and more. The Used Book section will be returning; again I have 1000’s of books to list and sell. This, of course, is not all going to happen overnight, but as an ongoing project that will take years and will never be complete, but I will have some fun getting there!
This is a completely new site and I hope that I have ironed out most of the bugs, but please let me know if you find something is not working as you would expect, so that I can sort it out.