Editorialisation on the Danger of Butt Photos With Rollei 3.5f
Rollei 3.5f and the Danger of Butt Photos... Here is a photo of the Rollei 3.5f, the first camera I bought with my own money. I bought this at a garage sale for $25 in 1963 with Christmas and birthday money, when I was 13. My father used it occasionally, but my stepmother never noticed it. Anyway, I took it to my cousin Debbie's birthday beach party at Zuma, that spring, and it got several of us in trouble. Debbie had just turned 13 and looked like a dirty yellow mop, turned shag end up, with 2 large blue buttons and 2 fairy cakes with pink frosting in the appropriate places in a red and white 1 piece with ruffles on chest and butt and about 4' 6" tall. My cousin Billyjoe was 11. He and I were both very small pudgy boys in blue shorts. My cousin Butchie, a majestic highschooler in his own mind, was there with his date, a large, brunette, bottom heavy girl, wearing a red and yellow polka-dot bikini, too narrow for her butt-crack (bigger than him, and her name is forgotten). Her mother was there (and was absolutely colossal in a hibiscus muumuu) along with Uncle Neil (who was drunk) to chaparone all of us and several other innocent children. Also there was a large OD colour tent. When we were together, Debbie was Moe, and Billyjoe and I were Larry and Curley. Debbie hated Butchie's girlfriend and insisted we needed a photo of her butt-crack for future use. I had the Rollei, loaded with Tri-X. Butt-girl was bent over, head in the food basket, butt-crack wonderfully displayed. So, we snuck up behind her, Debbie pushing on me, and snapped the photo. Butt-girl noticed and came after us; we ran, but butt-girl was fast, so, I lateraled the camera to Billyjoe, who threw a 40' Hail Mary pass to Debbie for perfect reception. Debbie then ran full tilt into butt-girl's mother, who took the camera away from her, and stuffed it in her muumuu, down her decolletage (it fit). Debbie, Billyjoe, and I were herded into the tent and told to stay there for 1 hour for "meanness and egregious rudity". About 15 minutes later, butt-girl's mother kicked us out of the tent and shoved butt-girl in there with a sweater covering her butt and told her to stay 1 hour for "whining, butt crackage and egregious piggery". Butt-girl's mom had, apparently, looked in the food basket and liked the word "egregious". I didn't get the camera back that day, Butchie said he'd steal it back. About 2 weeks later, Uncle Neil drove over to our house (sober) and gave me back my camera. It was empty. Butt-girl's mom probably shot the rest of the roll (about 6 left), and that butt shot is in some forgotten photo album, 45 years in the past. I still have the camera. It works great. Butt shots are dangerous. Butt-girl could have caught us. She was about 5' 10" and about 190lb.This photo was shot on film. Taken by herbert-4 with a Ricoh Caplio 500G loaded with SD ISO 64 film in Los Angeles, United States. These tags describe this photo: rollei 35f, butt photos, editorial, and danger. This photo can also be found in the album Editorialisations.
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