Saturday, May 3, 2014



A) Mr. [Magazine] - v15n7, May, 1971. Frankie does a body good! Layout, with a great centerfold.
B) Gent - v10n2, Apr., 1969. Frankie cover-plus, including amazing centerfold. Also, Ann Austin. 

C) Gem - v10n5, Jan., 1968. Frankie cover-plus, Gem-of-the-Month centerfold.
D) layout from previous

E) Folies de Paris et de Hollywood - n435, c. 1967. Frankie cover. >>>

Frankie Hires is the perfect love-in participant and one you could tell a naughty joke while you smoke a joint on the wrought iron in Greenwich Village, or Los Angeles (she found work on both coasts, even across the pond). Early photo sessions of the bubbly girl-next-door seem to have made a statement overseas (Folies de Paris et de Hollywood), even top billing as a cover-girl. By 1968 she is in US newsstands, in New York (Gem), and a year later (Gent) she's a painter living in Massachusetts Hill and just as...bountifully. One of a handful of models who kept a single moniker over a career, Frankie would bring the boys to the yard as late as 1971 (Mr.), milking the cash cow of the smut-farming industry. Frankie Hires (sometimes Hines) burned into and out of her audience like a cattle brand, spun the Stones' "Their Satanic Majesties Request," and knew exactly how to wear hand-knit clothing. Frankie was the BUF O.G., striking visually with a gust of pride. Her image is lasting and to this day is a part of our consumer culture, sharing layout space with Bettie Page (oddly) and Roberta Pedon (less odd) in the ambitious contemporary comic, "Betty Page in Danger" (No. 8, 2013, Shh! Productions).