The mainstream movies that played at our neighborhood theaters didn't offer us much jerk off inspiration either. The Production Code kept a tight reign on Hollywood in those days. Even tits and ass shots were strictly taboo in Hollywood films. Any profanity beyond "damn" or "hell" (and little of that!) was not allowed. Sex was either not mentioned at all or only hinted at. Of course there were Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Anita Ekberg and Kim Novak (left) to give us boners with their lovely bodies and low cut dresses...but oh how we would have loved to see them nude! Just cleavage in a movie was enough to give me many a boner though and more than once I jacked off in the back row of the stadium balcony of the Uptown Theater in Napa while I fantasized that I was fucking one of those babes up there on the big screen.
Outside of Hollywood films there were the movies for adults only. Of course as teenagers we were not allowed to get in the adult theaters to see them. Most of these adult theaters were in the big cities anyway. There certainly weren't any in Napa where I spent my teenage years. Later, when I came of age, I was to discover that those films were also extremely tame..and lame! Only tits and ass were shown and sometimes you didn't even get that! The women in the burlesque films usually wore pasties and G strings. Shots of pubic hair, genitals and explicit sex were as taboo there as they were in the Hollywood films. In retrospect I didn't miss too much by not being allowed to see those damn things as a teen!
...not that I didn't jack off to "I Love Lucy" when I really got desperate and the family was out of the house! Like I said we took our jack off inspiration where we could find it in those days!
The cameraman had to be very careful in composing his shots and all unwanted shots of pubic hair and genitals were edited out. The Production Code did not apply to adult films of course but state and local governments would not permit any depictions of full frontal nudity or actual sex. It would be pointless to even produce such a film that included such scenes. It would be raided in the first city it played in and the producers would have been arrested. That's just how restrictive our policies were about nudity and sex in movies back then...and yeah it really sucked!
Note in this still photo poster for "Garden of Eden" that most of the nudists are wearing clothes! (Bummer!) Also note that the one topless woman previously had a tape pasted over her breasts by a theater manager so no innocent parties walking by the theater would be offended by the sight of a bare titty. Ah yes those were puritanical times folks!
"One Summer of Happiness" was a black and white Swedish film and very popular in it's time, again playing strictly to adult audiences but it did make it far beyond the adult and "art" theaters in the big cities. It's claim to fame was a nude bathing scene between a young Swedish couple. The gal was a babe and those tits were lovely...but that's about all you saw in the whole damn movie. The rest of the film was pretty dull. We sat through the whole thing, hoping for some more titty shots or real sex but it never happened. We hitchhiked home and I immediately went in my room and jacked off. I had a hard on for the better part of the next month thinking of that bare skin I had seen on that big drive in screen. Yeah it was only tits and ass but it was the first time I'd seen that up there on the big screen and that revelation gave me lots of inspiration to beat my meat.
Me and my buddy made one more trip to that drive in theater a couple of years later to attempt to sneak in and see French "sex kitten" Brigette Bardot in "And God Created Woman" but this time the manager did catch us in the middle of the movie and called our parents who were not amused and came to pick us up. Damn the bad luck! We did manage to see enough of the movie to get a glimpse of a semi-nude Brigette Bardot and that was enough to give me a hard on for a week and much jack off inspiration for the next six months so the evening wasn't a total loss. That was unfortunately the end of my adult movie experiences as a horny teenager and that's enough nostalgia for today! Thanks for reading!