The magazine rack in the back of the old
bookstores has long-been
referred to as the wailing wall. In modern
these men's magazines are hermetically sealed, protected for
pleasure, safety and convenience-- safeguarded from the ravages
of moisture, fingerprinting and those peeping, squinty-eyed
who just had to know... for free, of course. From this rear section
all the way to the front of
the store a chatty collection of
autograph-seekers and well-wishers keep the line alive and vital
for quite some time.
Cara Zavaleta signs and
shines at Leo's Bookshoppe in old downtown Toledo.
Hundreds of people come out for Cara, the Toledo area's
of Hef's monthly choice for gracing his centerfold.
Years ago other locals, Jan Roberts
and Cindy Meyers had their
belly-buttons stapled for all of us to see. Cindy
to become an international phenomenon. With a
mocha cup nearby for good effect, Cara, along with her
friends and her fans spend hours in delightful conversations and
come to kiss and hug, admirers come for a
collectors and aficionados come and buy-up her books,
lugging-up dozens of slick Playboy magazines for her to
Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the Month is indeed our lady of the
our centerfold, our own girl next door. The POM turned 50 this
last year with nary a wrinkle nor a staple in her ageless and silken'd skin.
Times have changed, though. Nowadays our centerfolds no longer need
to keep her from flapping about. For safety's sake, though, each of her
is now carefully inserted into a tight paper bag or plastic-wrapped so she won't
about for all to see. A case in point is the fact that one of the local
television stations let a piece of the inside action out to the public on
the six o'clock
news, thereby resulting in the immediate termination
of the news director.
So much for a free sneak peek.
In town recently, former Playmate of the Year Heather Kosar's
on this brouhaha was that maybe it was the straw that broke the
camel's back and that the termination had
whatsoever to do with censorship.
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