In 1971 pornographer, Marvin Miller sent out a porn mailer advertising four books and an X rated video. A copy arrived at a Newport Beach restaurant and was opened by the manager’s mother. She promptly called the police. Miller was arrested for distributing obscene materials and his case would go all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1973, Miller v. California was being re-argued before the Burger court. The final ruling would ultimately allow individual communities to determine what is and is not obscene. This set off a wave of anti-obscenity campaigns in repressed communities across the United States. Basically a clusterfuck.
Today’s flood is the lovely Lane Coyle. She was POTM for August 1973. Lane’s pictorial was notable as it was the first time an un-retouched labia appeared in Penthouse magazine in the U.S. Guccione was poking the bear at the very time the high court was making its ruling. He even offered to make special mail arrangements to send Penthouse to communities that banned the sale of the magazine. As the 70′s progressed and the Pubic Wars heated up, even more explicit labia shots would appear, but Lane was the first!
This was the most popular of the Lane Coyle flood!