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I remember seeing a nudist camp film on YT a number of years ago. Can't recall the

title, but it looked like it was from the early to mid 1960s. Everyone stayed in cozy

cabins with a roommate of the same sex. After welcoming people to the camp, the

nudists gradually started to shed their clothes. The swimming pool became the center

of the social scene at the camp. The nudity wasn't that blatant, mostly topless women

and perhaps a strategic bush (the vegetative kind) or tree to hide the men's dickerdoos.

All rather innocent, which was part of the charm of the film. There was no sex, just some

nice people cavorting around without clothes. 

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42 minutes ago, Vautrin said:

I remember seeing a nudist camp film on YT a number of years ago. Can't recall the

title, but it looked like it was from the early to mid 1960s. Everyone stayed in cozy

cabins with a roommate of the same sex. After welcoming people to the camp, the

nudists gradually started to shed their clothes. The swimming pool became the center

of the social scene at the camp. The nudity wasn't that blatant, mostly topless women

and perhaps a strategic bush (the vegetative kind) or tree to hide the men's dickerdoos.

All rather innocent, which was part of the charm of the film. There was no sex, just some

nice people cavorting around without clothes. 

I feel I have a really big gap in my movie knowledge that I don't know more about nudist films. I'm even confused as to the terminology, since in my feverish little mind as a teen, I thought a nudist camp was somewhere you visited intermittently like on weekends, and a nudist colony lived there all together like a commune group. I just met someone who says they had a friend who was a nudist by evening but an office worker by day. I need more information. Thanks for your YT input, Vautrin? Are there many nudist camps in Paris or Algiers by the way? Or even New Jersey? Back tomorrow after I do more deep background research on this niche field.

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Never actually saw one, but my recollection is that the purpose of the movies was their quasi-pornographic attributes.  They were substitutes for the real, illegal pornography.  Strictly to show naked people.

I'm no prude, but this is not the type movie TCM should be showing.  If this, then why not the actual pornography of the early 70's and 80's?

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2 hours ago, TheCid said:

Never actually saw one, but my recollection is that the purpose of the movies was their quasi-pornographic attributes.  They were substitutes for the real, illegal pornography.  Strictly to show naked people.

Yes, you're right, you never actually saw one:

Actually, most of the nudist magazines and movies were painfully transparent at being "softcore"--y'know, the folks there just play volleyball for eight hours every day--but nothing sexual ever happened, because, you know, that's not WHY a nudist camp exists!  As the narration spends most of the movie lecturing us, the camp is for "open-minded" people who have "opened their eyes" to give up the "tyranny" of clothes that society "enforces" on us, etc., rinse, repeat...You can probably name any recent gay movie that was less openly didactic and wagon-circling against being "socially misunderstood".  (Remember, this was the 50's, and any sexploitation had to be a "social criticism" or an "expose'", for the public good.)

Of course, you don't go to movies to be lectured, so we see the progressive folk mostly sitting around.  Not posing, per se, just very little from the front, and usually with legs crossed.  

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Question here:

You know that flick where for a while Cornel Wilde is runnin' without a stitch o' clothes on through the African landscape and from that group of local tribesmen who're tryin' to kill him?

Well, this probably wouldn't qualify for mention here, would it.

(...yeah, probably not, huh...and so never mind)

;)

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This is one of those areas where we can't expect TCM to be all things to all people. Its only one channel out of hundreds.

Now, a comprehensive grindhouse/exploitation channel would be perfect for this type of thing. There have been attempts made since the internet began but, none have seemed to last. Hopefully, one day someone will find the magic formula.

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19 minutes ago, Fedya said:

I think Wilde has a loincloth in that movie. (The Naked Prey)

And I'm Alright Jack has some pivotal scenes in a nudist camp.

I'm pretty sure, and even though Wilde does eventually find that loincloth to wear, he is stripped totally nude when he first escapes from those African tribesmen, Fedya.

(...at least that's how I remember it after watching it just a few months back on TCM, anyway) 

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17 minutes ago, Fedya said:

I remembered it as being stripped down to the loincloth.  But I could be wrong It's been alleged to happen.

Ya know, I've always wondered when the word "alleged" can be legitimated replaced with the word "confirmed"? ;)

And 'cause, I'm pretty sure a see a couple of "cheeks" and a "crack" on ol' Cornel during the long shots of him running away here...

 

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50 minutes ago, Fedya said:

I think Wilde has a loincloth in that movie. (The Naked Prey)

And I'm Alright Jack has some pivotal scenes in a nudist camp.

'I'm All Right Jack' - and later 'A Shot in the Dark' - make it clear that the reason this subject isn't treated more frequently is that people are funny looking, and naked people are funnier looking. At least to the British.

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5 hours ago, CaveGirl said:

Um, arrest all the American men under 65 years of age, and keep them tied up in my basement.

That would still leave all those superfluous u using Brits running around free... ;)

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5 hours ago, CaveGirl said:

I have nothing against the nudist lifestyle. But I will admit I think running around nude near bramble bushes or in the woods could prove problematic. Those tender areas often need coverage or could become injured and who wants to have to explain to the pharmacist why you need a special kind of Neosporin for treatment purposes? 

Make sure that you use only experienced nudist pharmacists...

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5 hours ago, CaveGirl said:

I feel I have a really big gap in my movie knowledge that I don't know more about nudist films. I'm even confused as to the terminology, since in my feverish little mind as a teen, I thought a nudist camp was somewhere you visited intermittently like on weekends, and a nudist colony lived there all together like a commune group. I just met someone who says they had a friend who was a nudist by evening but an office worker by day. I need more information. Thanks for your YT input, Vautrin? Are there many nudist camps in Paris or Algiers by the way? Or even New Jersey? Back tomorrow after I do more deep background research on this niche field.

Goodness just Google nudist France.  Just don't go blind. :lol:

HOW FRANCE IS EMBRACING THE NUDIST LIFESTYLE

This link is "safe".

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/france-nudists-population-rise-naturists-ffn-events-explained-a8461366.html

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6 hours ago, CaveGirl said:

I feel I have a really big gap in my movie knowledge that I don't know more about nudist films. I'm even confused as to the terminology, since in my feverish little mind as a teen, I thought a nudist camp was somewhere you visited intermittently like on weekends, and a nudist colony lived there all together like a commune group. I just met someone who says they had a friend who was a nudist by evening but an office worker by day. I need more information. Thanks for your YT input, Vautrin? Are there many nudist camps in Paris or Algiers by the way? Or even New Jersey? Back tomorrow after I do more deep background research on this niche field.

It definitely deserves a bare all exploration. I believe these girls were on a nudist camp vacation

for a few weeks in the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if there are nudist camps in many states.

Maybe there are some in the Pine Barrens or close to the shore. I'll wager the French had some

camps in pre-1962 Algeria, though I doubt they were nudist camps.

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12 hours ago, Vautrin said:

It definitely deserves a bare all exploration. I believe these girls were on a nudist camp vacation

for a few weeks in the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if there are nudist camps in many states.

Maybe there are some in the Pine Barrens or close to the shore. I'll wager the French had some

camps in pre-1962 Algeria, though I doubt they were nudist camps.

I've only seen Pontecorvo's "Battle of Algiers" but don't remember any nudist camps in it sadly.

Thanks for your concern, Vautrin on steering me to the right places for my upcoming research project.

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12 hours ago, hamradio said:

Goodness just Google nudist France.  Just don't go blind. :lol:

HOW FRANCE IS EMBRACING THE NUDIST LIFESTYLE

This link is "safe".

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/france-nudists-population-rise-naturists-ffn-events-explained-a8461366.html

You forgot I was at the library. Did you want to get me kicked out for good and have them confiscate my library card, Hamradio? But thanks for your assistance!

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2 hours ago, darkblue said:

Females have a huge advantage over males in those places. They never have to be embarrassed - it's not easy to tell if they're aroused or not.

Males have a heck of a harder time hiding something like that.

"harder" eh?

Let me reflect on that for awhile, darkblue.

Okay I'm done and that was clever...

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17 hours ago, TheCid said:

Never actually saw one, but my recollection is that the purpose of the movies was their quasi-pornographic attributes.  They were substitutes for the real, illegal pornography.  Strictly to show naked people.

I'm no prude, but this is not the type movie TCM should be showing.  If this, then why not the actual pornography of the early 70's and 80's?

You believed my post, TheCid?

Sorry about that I was kind of just spoofing around, since of course I would never approve of TCM showing nudist films but I do think just like all other genres of film that it would be fun to know who were making these nudist camp films, if they are still in archives and if a history of their evolution is out there somewhere, just like the Vatican's collection of pornographic books. Supposedly due to them confiscating so many, they have one of the largest collections of such material. 

Please forgive me for any dyspeptic upset I called by implying that we will soon be seeing nudists cavorting on our TCM channel playing badminton interminably, as that would even be too much for me.
 

 

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5 minutes ago, Det Jim McLeod said:

Burt Lancaster meets up with a pair of elderly nudists in "The Swimmer", he even joins in and slips off his swim trunks.

I've seen that movie yet don't remember Lancaster in the altogether. Did I see the expurgated version, Detective?

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