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Little Nemo
04-20-2011, 02:54 PM
Cheryl Tiegs appeared in this week's episode of Family Guy and it reminded me of my earlier years.

I was seventeen when The Picture was published. It was a picture of Tiegs in a mesh swimsuit that appeared in the 1978 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. It was considered a big deal because you could see her nipples. There were actually news reports and editorials on it.

Being reminded of this by the Family Guy episode, I googled the picture (which of course was easily found online). And looking at it now, I'm amazed at how innocent it seems.

Yes, you can sort of see her nipples. And I suppose it would be commented on if somebody wore this swimsuit at a presidential inauguration or something.

But nowadays, we're used to seeing videos of celebrities having sex (and Sports Illustrated routinely puts nude models wearing bodypaint on its cover). It's amazing to think that thirty-three years ago it was a major scandal because a model wore a somewhat see-through swimsuit.

The picture that shocked America in 1978: http: //theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/tiegsthefamousone.jpg (mildly NSFW)

zoog
04-20-2011, 03:13 PM
Yes, you can sort of see her nipples. And I suppose it would be commented on if somebody wore this swimsuit at a presidential inauguration or something.

Considering that presidential inaugurations happen outdoors in January in D.C., I would venture a guess that you could really see her nipples if that's all she wore...

Snowboarder Bo
04-20-2011, 03:23 PM
I remember that picture well. Was a big hit right after Farrah's poster came out.

FWIW, I think she's still hot as hell and I thought she was awesome in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as his 3rd wife, Cheryl Cox-Tiegs. :D

heathen earthling
04-20-2011, 03:25 PM
Well, I think our expectations of Sports Illustrated have changed more than anything else. If Playboy published that photo in 1978, nobody would have said anything. If I saw a woman wearing that swimsuit at a real life non-topless beach or pool in 2011, I'd still consider it exceptionally and surprisingly revealing.

Rilchiam
04-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Nowadays they'd photoshop the eff out of her thighs in that. And her upper arm. And some of her hair. Fact, I don't know why they bother using live models any more.

Sam Stone
04-20-2011, 03:48 PM
I don't remember people being 'scandalized', but maybe I've forgotten. But it seems to me that we're more prudish today about nipples and such than we were in the '70's. I remember TV in the 70's being filled with actresses who went braless and wore polyester shirts that caused everything to poke out. That included comedy shows - Lauren Tewes on "The Loveboat" was constantly showing off her nipples. Farrah's poster was quite racy by even today's standards, but teenaged boys were certainly allowed to have them by and large. Three's Company was non-stop T&A from start to finish.

KneadToKnow
04-20-2011, 03:51 PM
But it seems to me that we're more prudish today about nipples and such than we were in the '70's. I remember TV in the 70's being filled with actresses who went braless and wore polyester shirts that caused everything to poke out.

One of the reasons I love watching old game shows on GSN is to see this kind of thing.

Prelude to Fascination
04-20-2011, 08:05 PM
Everyone talks about the Swimsuit Issue, and of course I loved that one (the Cheryl Tiegs one especially), but I also loved the one after, which had the letters complaining about the Swimsuit Issue.

Most letters, and I mean from the less-prudish 70s, read along the lines of, "I didn't know SI published profanity! I'm canceling my subscription!" and "You should have your magazine delivered in a plain brown wrapper!"

Koxinga
04-20-2011, 08:16 PM
For all that, non-porn US magazines still almost never show a full frontal view as can be seen on page 3 of almost any respected British periodical (per my understanding). (I eagerly await arrival of my first subscription copy of The Economist . . .)

MPB in Salt Lake
04-20-2011, 08:30 PM
(I eagerly await arrival of my first subscription copy of The Economist . . .)

Wait until you find out that this month's Page 3 "girl" is Eleanor Clift.....

Elendil's Heir
04-20-2011, 11:14 PM
A picture really is worth a thousand words. SFW, I'd say, but link disabled just to be on the safe side; take out the letters ZZZ to see it:

http://retrocrush.ZZZcom/babes/cheryltiegs/07.jpg

Dag Otto
04-20-2011, 11:24 PM
I predict the thread title (and I must say we need more like it) will produce some interesting sequential threads titles.

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
04-20-2011, 11:31 PM
http: //theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/tiegsthefamousone.jpg (mildly NSFW)
SFW, I'd say, but link disabled just to be on the safe side; take out the letters ZZZ to see it:

http://retrocrush.ZZZcom/babes/cheryltiegs/07.jpg

Please note that you don't have to resort to these tactics to disable a link; just use the "noparse" tag. Then whoever wants to follow the link can just copy and paste the URL without having to fiddle around with fixing it.

I predict the thread title (and I must say we need more like it) will produce some interesting sequential threads titles.

Definite band name, too.

crypto
04-20-2011, 11:35 PM
Wait until you find out that this month's Page 3 "girl" is Eleanor Clift.....

Oh God, the horror!

Eyes, meet ice pick.





Editor's note: Eleanor Clift could quite possibly be the most asexual female EVER. Add to that the lack of an upper lip, and she has a vulture-like appearance.

Chicken Fingers
04-21-2011, 12:03 AM
I don't really remember people being scandalized either, but then I was one of the many young women of the time who wore sheer gauzy shirts without a bra. Nipples were part of the look.

Eleanor Clift's nipples are 70 years old.

Little Nemo
04-21-2011, 12:18 AM
I predict the thread title (and I must say we need more like it) will produce some interesting sequential threads titles.But nobody can say it isn't on topic.

Tom Scud
04-21-2011, 12:28 AM
I predict the thread title (and I must say we need more like it) will produce some interesting sequential threads titles.

Right now, the next thread down is "Milk in the USA?"

BMalion
04-21-2011, 07:54 AM
... Three's Company was non-stop T&A from start to finish.

And God bless them for it!

Munch
04-21-2011, 08:18 AM
Please note that you don't have to resort to these tactics to disable a link; just use the "noparse" tag.

Or just put it in a spoiler, which also follows the two click rule.

http://www.retrocrush.com/babes/cheryltiegs/07.jpg

lieu
04-21-2011, 08:36 AM
I well remember that coming out and how much of a buzz it created. However, I remember it less as being scandalous and more that we were saying "Hey, cool, we finally get to see Cheryl Tiegs' nipples" which, for some inexplicable reason, were never showcased in her Cover Girl commercials.

Enright3
04-21-2011, 08:41 AM
Please note that you don't have to resort to these tactics to disable a link; just use the "noparse" tag. Then whoever wants to follow the link can just copy and paste the URL without having to fiddle around with fixing it.




Different strokes I suppose. I like the convenience of clicking on the link, having it open a new browser window for me, then I just delete three characters from the URL, and press enter. To me that's much easier than copying the url, manually opening another browser window, pasting the new url in and pressing enter.

Ellen Cherry
04-21-2011, 08:52 AM
I'm distracted by the crotch of that suit. It looks like a maxi pad.

BigT
04-21-2011, 08:57 AM
Different strokes I suppose. I like the convenience of clicking on the link, having it open a new browser window for me, then I just delete three characters from the URL, and press enter. To me that's much easier than copying the url, manually opening another browser window, pasting the new url in and pressing enter.

Why would you manually open another browser Window? Is there a browser out there that doesn't use tabbed browsing? In Firefox, ou highlight the link and drag it up, and then middle click to open a new tab.

Still, the best way is just to spoiler tag it. It meets the two clicks rule, but still gives you a link. For example:

More Cheryl Teagues:
http://celebritynips.blogspot.com/2010/07/cheryl-tiegs.html?zx=41a1ee6a2b03b7aa

(If you just put in a URL, you have to add a space in front to get a link)

Munch
04-21-2011, 09:25 AM
(If you just put in a URL, you have to add a space in front to get a link)

Huh. How about that? Thanks!

Enderw24
04-21-2011, 09:33 AM
Editor's note: Eleanor Clift could quite possibly be the most asexual female EVER. Add to that the lack of an upper lip, and she has a vulture-like appearance.

What's wrong with Clift's Palate?

kenobi 65
04-21-2011, 09:55 AM
I was in seventh grade when that SI Swimsuit Issue came out, going to a Catholic grade school. Our tiny school library had an SI subscription, but, much to our disappointment, the librarian had removed that particular picture from the issue.

ShibbOleth
04-21-2011, 10:15 AM
I was a teenager at the time and had a subscription to Sports Illustrated. Even better, I had written a letter to the editor which got published. In that issue. Sports Illustrated sent me an extra issue, in manila envelope, with a letter expressing their thanks for me writing in.

Wish I still had one of those two copies.

Monstera deliciosa
04-21-2011, 11:51 AM
I'm distracted by the crotch of that suit. It looks like a maxi pad.

I agree. Not so much that it looks like a maxi pad, but that it is distracting. I always thought the effect was the opposite of what is intended. The lining meant to obscure her pubic area actually draws attention to it. (Come to think of it, maybe that was the intention.)

muldoonthief
04-21-2011, 12:13 PM
I agree. Not so much that it looks like a maxi pad, but that it is distracting. I always thought the effect was the opposite of what is intended. The lining meant to obscure her pubic area actually draws attention to it. (Come to think of it, maybe that was the intention.)

Playboy had only started showing pubic hair a few years earlier. If Sports Illustrated showed even the slightest hint of pubes, there would have been riots in the streets.

Jake
04-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Playboy had only started showing pubic hair a few years earlier. If Sports Illustrated showed even the slightest hint of pubes, there would have been riots in the streets.
True. Nice photo but no camel toe, either. ;)

astorian
04-21-2011, 01:46 PM
As a teenager, I liked that poster as much as anybody.

But a few years later, I actually saw the real Cheryl Tiegs at a Yankee game. The old saying "the camera add a 20 pounds" is not a lie- she was absolutely anorexic in person. Not even a LITTLE bit attractive.

(I'm sure she's heartbroken that she'll never score with a catch like ME!)

Zsofia
04-21-2011, 01:50 PM
I was a teenager at the time and had a subscription to Sports Illustrated. Even better, I had written a letter to the editor which got published. In that issue. Sports Illustrated sent me an extra issue, in manila envelope, with a letter expressing their thanks for me writing in.

Wish I still had one of those two copies.
We have it on microfilm - I imagine many libraries do. You could get a copy of your letter, at least. (And some black and white nipples.)

Monstera deliciosa
04-21-2011, 03:08 PM
Playboy had only started showing pubic hair a few years earlier. If Sports Illustrated showed even the slightest hint of pubes, there would have been riots in the streets.

I know. What I meant is that the opaque white area of the suit seems to be coyly drawing attention to her crotch, without actually showing anything.

tdn
04-21-2011, 03:26 PM
Amusing Cheryl Tiegs anecdote:

My first year in college was my roommate's second year. He had the same dorm room for both years, and planned on staying in it for his entire college career. And for good reason -- it was a great room. In fact, his older brother had that room for four years prior to that.

The older brother hid a Cheryl Tiegs poster (the bikini one) in the drop ceiling, but wouldn't tell my roommate which tile it was over -- not until his last year. It drove my roommate crazy, but he wasn't about to check every single tile to find it.

One day roomie got a call from his brother. "Pick me up a very rare drum part that can only be found in your city and mail it to me." Roomie was bitching and whining about how he was going to have to go find this stupid drum part, pack it up, and mail it to Canada.

I suggested that he strike a bargain with his brother.

We were enjoying that poster later on that night.

Astroboy14
04-21-2011, 03:50 PM
Different strokes...

Am I the only one giggling about this?

Maybe it's because Ms. Tiegs is special to me. :D

Bryan Ekers
04-21-2011, 04:16 PM
FWIW, I think she's still hot as hell and I thought she was awesome in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as his 3rd wife, Cheryl Cox-Tiegs. :D

I thought Cheryll Ladd looked better, but I can see why the Cox-Tiegs joke was irresistable.

Munch
04-21-2011, 04:25 PM
The older brother hid a Cheryl Tiegs poster (the bikini one) in the drop ceiling, but wouldn't tell my roommate which tile it was over -- not until his last year. It drove my roommate crazy, but he wasn't about to check every single tile to find it.
So what you're saying is that you two were the laziest people in the history of college? How long could it possibly take to check 100 ceiling tiles? (Or check one tile, poke your head up there with a flashlight, and be done with it.)

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