Reviews - What do customers think about Julie Strain's Ultimate Penthouse Collection?
A Thorough Treatment May 24, 2007
If you are familiar with previous Julie Strain photo collections published by Heavy Metal such as Its Only Art If Its Well Hung! and Six Foot One and Worth the Climb, you'll be pleased to know that this book is of similar content and quality. It is cover-to-cover with big, glossy pages jammed full of photos.
The book starts with a typical Julie-penned introduction adorned with images of every domestic and foreign cover of Penthouse she's ever graced. After that, it's a survey of images from (surely) every photoshoot she ever did for Penthouse. The presentation varies from 2-10 thumbnail images to full-page, or even two-page spreads in crystal clarity (with Bob Guccione's trademark soft-focus, of course).
The images run the gamut from clothed glamour shots to the explicit nudity Penthouse is famous for. Nothing is censored, and the book provides a very nice cross-section of the wide range of styles and settings found in the various shoots.
As the back cover states, there are over seven-hundred photos in here. For Julie fans, it's a no-brainer.