OMG how rad is this review for “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”?!!?!?!! The pictorials in Best of Topper 1966 are amazing, but the main reason I bought this magazine is for the FPKK article. I really love the graphic design layout of this article, the black blood splatter looks great. It’s one of the first exploitation movies I ever saw or heard about, I’m sure thats true for a lot of people. As someone who learned about exploitation and 60’s smut on my own, because it’s a few generations removed from my own, this film is very important. It gives people a first glance into Russ Meyer and how awesome/cheesy/badass exploitation can be. Russ Meyer made some great films, but this is the only one without nudity, and I really feel it stands on its own without it, maybe that’s the point. An amazing film from an amazing director/photographer. This is the last of Topper 1966; I’ll be starting a new mag next week, yay! Enjoy!
Woo guys new magazine day! This one is Topper 1966, my second issue of Topper so far. Actually I don’t think I have any doubles yet, so its my first second issue. This mag is kinda short but has mostly color photos, which is pretty rad, they look great! I’m pretty excited about this one actually, I know you’re gonna love it. This particular post is going to be a bit different, I am adding two cartoons and four back of the mag adverts. Usually forget about the extras and move onto the next mag, but they’re still cool stuff to see, I love the retro art and advertising style. The other picture that’s not the cover/back of the mag is an interesting collage that goes along with story titled ‘The Vegas Virgin’
Get excited for The Best Of Topper Vol1 1966, Enjoy!
An interesting thing happened recently. I’ll start with briefly mentioning my instagram account stacytrashphile, not just for a plug, but because its an integral part of the story. I found a picture of a pretty brown haired lady in a metallic gold bathing suit, matching cape and metallic gold heels on Tumblr and thought it was a pretty rad pic and posted it on instagram. The lady is sitting on what I thought was large gold coins, with a globe in the background. I captioned the pic “Dunno what it is but I like it” I wasn’t sure where the picture came from or the context, I was thinking maybe a 60’s sci-fi movie. Anyway a short time after posting it I received a message from a guy named Paris Zax who as it turns out is the lady in the picture’s son! Her name is Corinna Tsopei and after researching more about her the whole situation is so much more interesting than I originally thought. He sent me a bunch of pics of his mom from the 60’s, I will add them to the post of course.
Corinna is a beauty pageant veteran from Greece, who in 1964 won Miss Universe. She was the first Greek winner of Miss Universe, and according to my research she still helps judge from time to time. Along with her pageant efforts she appeared in several films/TV shows through out the 60’s.
Back to the picture I posted on instagram- apparently it’s a picture from her Miss Golden Globe win in 1967. I didn’t realize the prop is a stack of large gold film canisters, not coins, also representing The Golden Globes is a literal golden globe in the background, it all makes sense now! The whole situation is pretty awesome, I love that her son contacted me and I got to learn not only her name, but read more about her interesting and exciting background. The pictures featured below are the ones her son sent to me, my fave is the second picture, she’s stunning and definitely deserving of her Miss Universe title. Enjoy!