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Starlets and Pin-ups

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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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LPCoverLover Auction Ends Soon

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Auction ends tomorrow, Sunday Night, May 31st! 

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Auction ends tomorrow, Sunday Night, May 31st!

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Sex. On the beach.

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Top:  Rare Italian soundtrack  SEXY  Below:  Sophia Loren graces this cover of Musique Tropicale pour Brunir  Henry Leca and his Orchestra   Barclay Records  Both up for sale on eBay this weekend along with 100 other cool, collectible records from the LP Cover Lover archives.  Auction starts THIS Sunday, May 24th at 9PM.  Search for seller innerears

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Sweet lady Jayne

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“GRANDES TEMAS DEL CINE”   Obscure unique Mexican JAYNE MANSFIELD cheesecake cover.  GRANDES ORQUESTAS CINEMATOGRAFICAS   Scarce original mexican pressing in a lovely low-cut gown cheesecake cover.

 

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Latin (with an Irish) Twist

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LP cover lover, Jeff Missinne and Jerold Kress, of the web site The Crown Records Story  provided us with this:  “Latin Twist”  Louis Martinellie and the Continentals  Crown Records.  Most interesting because the model here is 50’s pin-up queen and TV’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, Irish McCalla.  Hard to tell from the photo (looks a little like one of the Mary Tyler Moore covers), but below is a  behind-the-scenes photo of the Latin Twist cover session courtesy of Sean McIntyre (Irish McCalla’s son).

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Jerold Kress ID’d the two guys in the photo; left in suit w/cigarette is Joe Bihari of Crown Records; right in shirtsleeves is Joseph (or Josef) Tauber, photographer.  “Photo from the estate of Irish McCalla, and McCalla Enterprises, Inc.” (McCalla Enterprises, incidentally, was a company Irish and her sister started in the 70’s to merchandise prints and ceramic plates of Irish’s work as a painter and illustrator.  Her talent was as impressive as her beauty, and friends who met her said she was also one of the nicest folks around.)  Thanks Jeff, Jerold and Sean!

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Tiger, tiger

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Eternal sex kitten Ann-Margret poses (with another cool cat) on this sweet Japanese single  that I just picked up!

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The beach is back

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Philips record compilation from France with a cut by Brigitte Bardot.  Nice cheesecake cover with portable turntable from the 1960’s.

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