I don't know if any other little girls did this, but I do remember sneaking in my parents' bathroom and digging into Dad's stack of Playboy magazines he "hid" under the sink. OK, if that's weird then so be it. I didn't READ the damn thing (something I shared with most of the male readers, apparently) but enjoyed looking at the Vargas pin-up drawings and the cartoons were always great even though I didn't "get" them half the time. One that has stuck in my mind was a drawing of a big-breasted ballerina practicing at the barre--she has just whapped a bystander in the face with her enormous boobs and an elderly gentleman standing nearby is saying to his male companion, "Now you see why ballerinas are traditionally flat-chested."
HAR HAR HAR!
About a year ago during an eBay buying orgy, I found an auction for mid-century calendar pin-up pages. The seller was offering them one-at-a-freaking-time and I finally just made her an offer for the whole set (not too bad, actually) that she accepted. Only problem is that she didn't have December, but I have the other 11 months so I'm ok. These aren't Vargas--they were drawn by another great pin-up artist of the day, George Petty.
Here's the little poem:
The resolutions that I swore
I blithely broke in '54--
It won me such a tidy treasure,
Now I can repent at leisure.
I'm still deep into getting ready for the Street Fair this weekend--I have 10 big plastic bins full of bubble-wrapped stuff and I'm rarin' to go! Weather should be great, and hopefully everyone will be in a buying mood.