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SALVADOR DALI’S BIZARRE BUT SEXY PHOTOSHOOT FOR PLAYBOY, 1973


Salvador Dali providing direction to Playboy photographer Pompeo Posar and a Playboy Bunny in Cadaqués, Spain in 1973.

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For his photo shoot for Playboy magazine, Salvador Dali, long-time Playboy photographer Pompeo Posar, a gaggle of Playboy Bunnies and a giant egg headed to Cadaqués, a seaside town in Spain near where Dali lived in Port Lligat, a small village on a bay next to the town. The event would turn the sleepy village upside down during the shoot and local Dali-devotees would wait outside his home so that they could pay homage to the Surrealist by chanting “Master! Master!” whenever he left the residence to go to work under the blistering hot Spanish sun.

Working closely with Posar, Dali created a few sketches of his vision for the shoot which ultimately ended up including a giant egg, an equally fake large snake, various collage images that ran the gamut from a Coca-Cola bottle to Renaissance-style architecture, and of course, Playboy Bunnies cavorting around wearing little to nothing because this is Playboy magazine we’re talking about. Dali—who was 69 at the time—ran the shoot like the master that he was and residents of Cadaqués would watch the artist’s every move from the hills surrounding the location.



“The meaning of my work is the motivation that is of the purest – money. What I did for Playboy is very good and your payment is equal to the task.”
—Salvador Dali on his collaboration with Playboy in 1973



I've always like Dali...
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Re: SALVADOR DALI’S BIZARRE BUT SEXY PHOTOSHOOT FOR PLAYBOY, 1973
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 05:22:01 AM »

Once seen, you can't unseen this...

SALVADOR DALI’S BIZARRE BUT SEXY PHOTOSHOOT FOR PLAYBOY, 1973


Salvador Dali providing direction to Playboy photographer Pompeo Posar and a Playboy Bunny in Cadaqués, Spain in 1973.



“The meaning of my work is the motivation that is of the purest – money. What I did for Playboy is very good and your payment is equal to the task.”
—Salvador Dali on his collaboration with Playboy in 1973



I've always like Dali...

" residents of Cadaqués would watch the artist’s every move from the hills surrounding the location"

Obvioulsy, they all owned telescopes of which scientists would be proud. What bullshit!

Yeah, I used to subscribe to Playboy during the 60s - early 70s, when I stopped because I felt it had gone downmarket, trying to handle competiton from the porn magazines. I didn't need that crap in my life - still don't. I suspect that having chosen to cheapen its own image was an act of self-destruction from which it never recovered. Tragic; it really was a great magazine to read, and but for that decision I'd probably still be buying it for my monthly fix of erudition.

Cadaqués was one of the places that featured, separately from Dali, in its travel segments. I can't rememeber if it also featured as a location for its Playboy Pad series... I do remember that César Manrique's Lanzarote home built inside a fumarole did, though.

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Re: SALVADOR DALI’S BIZARRE BUT SEXY PHOTOSHOOT FOR PLAYBOY, 1973
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 11:33:33 PM »

I use to buy it to read the erudite articles.  I threw away the centerfold.
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Re: SALVADOR DALI’S BIZARRE BUT SEXY PHOTOSHOOT FOR PLAYBOY, 1973
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 03:50:47 AM »

I use to buy it to read the erudite articles.  I threw away the centerfold.
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I didn't throw any part of it away. It took courage to deface 'em, but now and again they came to my rescue when I was obliged to cut some up in order to make layouts for calendar proposals; you could say the magazine was a business investment, too.

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