Archive for the Category ‘Loveliest Of The Plains (Redux)’

The Loveliest of Mel Long

The Loveliest of Mel Long

Great news: Mel Long kept most of the pictures. You probably would, too. And not just the original of the shot that appeared in the paper. We’re talkin’ the first shot, the second, the third, the however many it took to get it right. Yes, Plainsman photographer in the 1960s was a dirty job, and […]

Bama balked at Plainsman’s 1961 Loveliest of the Plains feature needling Bear Bryant over Darwin Holt incident vs. Georgia Tech

Bama balked at Plainsman’s 1961 Loveliest of the Plains feature needling Bear Bryant over Darwin Holt incident vs. Georgia Tech

The brazen, earth-friendly act of vandalism committed behind Denny Chimes before Alabama won its first national championship (in 1961)? It received nary a mention. No, what seemed to Bama’s SGA president a clear breech of the Auburn-Alabama Better Relations Committee pact to foster goodwill among the rivals leading up to the Iron Bowl was the […]

Loveliest of the Plains: Phylis Scales a tree stump, 1960

Loveliest of the Plains: Phylis Scales a tree stump, 1960

Let’s just say Auburn had a different way of grieving the loss of its College Street oak trees back in 1960. That’s actually the higher quality version of Phylis Scales stumping for Auburn that appeared in the August 1960 issue of the Auburn Alumnews, which so resembled the Plainsman in the 50s and 60s it […]

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Noted Auburn alumnus bought, brought century-old eagle statues to Toomer’s Corner after spotting them in driveway of wealthy Philadelphian

Last week we learned that what little we thought we knew about the history of the eagle statues at Toomer’s Corner was wrong, duh… because this is Auburn, and that’s what happens when you’re dealing with traditions tied to Toomer’s Corner (see: everything). But that century old Philly connection obviously isn’t the whole story. Sure, […]

Loveliest of the Plains: Mary Moates, Trophy Girl

Loveliest of the Plains: Mary Moates, Trophy Girl

The James E. Foy V-ODK Sportsmanship Trophy—say that three times real fast—is coming home tonight on the wings of Chris Davis (PLEASE BE THE CELEBRITY N). Win the Iron Bowl, win the trophy. It’s a tradition. Has been for a while. Here’s it is in 1957, just before Auburn earned it the most it ever […]

Loveliest of the Plains: Lynn Monroe roasting by an open fire

Loveliest of the Plains: Lynn Monroe roasting by an open fire

Dec. 3, 1965. Merry Christmas. Previously: Loveliest of the Plains: Stocking Stuffer. Check out in our growing Loveliest of the Plains archives here. … For a $10 donation to TWER (just make sure you include your address), you can turn your car into a Bramblettmobile! Or a Hot Rod, if you will… If you’ve already […]

Loveliest of the Plains: Stocking Stuffer

Loveliest of the Plains: Stocking Stuffer

Allow TWER to stuff your stocking with Kay Satterfield, the Loveliest of the Plains for the week of Dec. 5, 1962 who “would do all right in the stocking filling business herself, no?” Merry Christmas. Previously: Loveliest of the Plains: Auburn coed pours Tide down the drain. Check out in our growing Loveliest of the […]

Loveliest of the Plains: Auburn coed pours Tide down the drain

Loveliest of the Plains: Auburn coed pours Tide down the drain

This is so hot. From the Nov. 29, 1967 issue of The Plainsman. Of course it’s a Mauldin. Selma will henceforward be known on TWER as Shug Town. Love you, Lyn Mosely. For more on the Loveliest of the Plains Sports Spectacular supplement, go here. Previously: Judy Watkins hitches a ride to beat the Tide. […]

Loveliest of the Plains—Judy Watkins hitches a ride to beat the Tide

Loveliest of the Plains—Judy Watkins hitches a ride to beat the Tide

We may have lost the 1962 Iron Bowl. But between Mean Jean Bodine and Judy Watkins, the 1962 Curves Bowl was all Auburn. #curvesbowl Here’s the junior Psych. major from Birmingham hitching a ride to beat the Tide. Previously: Carolyn Egge leaves it all on the field. Check out in our growing Loveliest of the […]

Risqué Plainsman ads for Plainsman ads from the 1970s

Risqué Plainsman ads for Plainsman ads from the 1970s

In the 70s (not to be confused with the 7-Ds), The Plainsman had this thing for frontpaging photos of presumably nude girls covering themselves with props. They were also always trying to entice advertisers with their own enticing advertising. So this ad with a naked girl in a barrel that ran exactly 40 years ago […]

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