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buxom adj.
1. Characterized by health and vigor; pleasantly plump: said of women. 2. Large-bosomed. [ME buhsum pliant]

When viewing vintage photography, it becomes immediately apparent that many figure models of the 1950's and 60's, and even 70's, were larger. They were not "out-of-shape", but neither were they misled by the cultural force-feeding of the glamour of wafer-thin models and the seige of advertising from the fitness industry. Many of them appeared to be healthy and vigorous young women, even if they may have been a little soft or pliant. Sometimes the women may have seemed too large, perhaps having dangerous-looking breasts or ponderous bottoms, but there is something authentic and uncontrived about them that enhances the whole experience. What makes vintage figure photography so alluring is its "realness", whether the women are buxom, or skinny, or plain, or ugly - it is the relative naiveté of that moment in time that makes it uniquely appealing. There are certainly many women who possess a true hourglass figure these days, but they seldom grace the pages of magazines or the big or small screens of movie watchers. Perhaps there is an equal percentage of the population today, but they seem harder to find. There has seemingly always been a fascination with large breasts, and many models throughout the years have fascinated viewers with their endowments. Interestingly, some models, like Roberta Pedon , who had an overwhelmingly pronounced bosom, were actually quite petite in other respects, though still having the The Immortal Bettie Page soft roundness at the hips and belly. Despite the popular conception, and the above definition, buxomness implies more than just large breasts - it is suggests aspects like bell-shaped hips, a round, "bubble-like" posterior, a broad ribcage and/or a slightly convex belly. The lovely June Palmer and the sublime Diane Webber - two of the most beautiful figure models in history - possessed these alluring traits.
  At some point in the 1950's, the fixation with buxom women (particularly ones with large breasts) blossomed beyond prior restraints. There were Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Diana Dors, Bettie Page, Sophia Loren, and countless other buxom women on the screen and in the magazines, and the publishers of the men's magazines seeked out models with impressive "shelves" to grace the pages of their periodicals. This fixation still exists today, of course, but the women of the past did not have implants or augmentations as they often do in today's magazines and films. The first known attempt at breast enlargement was by a doctor named Czerny in 1895. He transplanted lipoma from the back of a woman to her breasts; the results can only be imagined. The first silicone gel breast implant was in 1963 with a product developed by Dow Corning. This began the era ofVisit The Treasure Chest Diner "reliable" breast augmentation. The women of this site are all-natural, albeit, sometimes larger than what today's distorted conditions of "beauty" would dictate.
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