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“L’amour” b/w “Miguel e Isabel”  Luis Aguile  Tiffany Records (France).  (Whoever can tell me the year and month of this issue of Playboy wins!)

Sharon Tate on the cover.  March 1967.

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Certified Platinum … blonde

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Billy Vaughn  “Greatest Boogie Woogie Hits”  Dot Records (Japan)  Sophia Loren from the film “Heller in Pink Tights” on the cover!

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Seoul shakedown party!

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Ann-Margret shakes on this LP cover from Oscar Records (South Korea)!  A compilation of American pop and soul hits from the sixties – Wilson Pickett, The Supremes, James Brown, Johnny Rivers, The Animals, etc.   Ann-Margret graced many record covers across the globe for three decades.  Sexy sells and no one was sexier in her prime.

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Crewe cuts

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The Bob Crewe Generation  Songs from Barbarella “An Angel is Love” and “The Black Queen’s Beads”.  Cool cover with two shots of Jane Fonda in full space fashion from the Roger Vadim film.  This on Dot Records (Italy) import.

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Red hot

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Ann Margret Japan Victor Records “The Swinger” b/w “I Wanna Be Loved”

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Bettie Page discovery

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Wow!  A new find here.  A very rare Bettie Page EP cover from Mexico.  Kiko y Beto “Censura C” on Philips (1966) .

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Hat trick

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“Memories in Rhythm”  Jimmy Smith, Piano  Meteor Records (South Africa)  NOT that Jimmy Smith.  Cool cover of Sophia Loren!   Amazing how labels around the world just appropriated images of Hollywood movie stars, starlets, pin-ups and models for their cover art regardless of the music within.  Sophia Loren, Bridget Bardot, Jayne Mansfield, etc. graced the covers of records from every continent throughout the Fifties and Sixties.  We collect them all!

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Midnight Jayne

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Here’s another rare Jayne Mansfield cover from Japan.  “Smashing Hit Parade”  Various Artists  Union Records  Jayne Mansfield is the most collectable record cover model.  Even if Bettie Page is the quintessential pin-up queen, she only has three covers and while Bridgette Bardot has many more (she actually sings on some of them), the Jayne Mansfield covers from the US, Japan, South America, etc. are all great.  This is one I just found, helping to fill out my still growing collection.  (Search for Jayne to see some others!)

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Raquel, Raquel

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Raquel Welch on the cover of Grandes Exitos Del Cine  Volume 4  Music by Orquesta Dimitri Papadopoules  (Spain) .

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Salut!

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Wow! This is a cool one that we just picked up.  That’s Jane Fonda in a Barbarella-like space suit on the cover of “Weekend Party” – an orchestra ez-listening record.  This is from France.  On the National Records label.

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