Category Archives: Ladies Home Companion

Christine Hopf-Lovette Marketed the 1970s Ladies Home Companion Calendar….Here is my interview with her

Half Moon Bay Memories (HMBM): What does “Bo-Tree�? mean and where was the business located? Christine Hopf-Lovette: Bo-Tree is the tree under which Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment. Oddly enough, the name came from my mother, a librarian. I … Continue reading

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Ladies Home Companion: Carol (Fulton) Turner Took The Pictures

Bo-Tree Productions published three Ladies Home Companion calendars for the years 1973, 74 & 75. Bo-Tree also printed photos of male models on a deck of playing cards, address and day book. Carol (Fulton) Turner and Judy Horst– who came … Continue reading

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1973: "Big Sister" Judy Horst Conceives the Male Pin-Up Calendar

This week, via email, I interviewed entrepreneur Judy Horst about the controversial male pin-up calendar, “The Ladies Home Companion,” that she conceived in 1973. Half Moon Bay Memories (HMBM): When did you found Bo-Tree Publications? Judy Horst: believe it was … Continue reading

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Ladies Home Companion (1)

(Pictured: Then Half Moon Bay free lance photographer Mark Fraser, August 1973 pin-up, Ladies Home Companion Calendar, photo by Carol (Fulton) Turner.) The 1960s and 70s were years of change in all the corners and folds of American society as … Continue reading

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Prelude to "The Ladies Home Companion"

Prelude to the “Ladies Home Companionâ€? by June Morrall (Photo of Michael Powers, circa 1974, by photographer Dennis Swenson). In the 1970s, Michael Powers’ Miramar home overlooking the surf was an artistic center of gravity. Outdoors–that’s where Michael could most … Continue reading

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1973: Ladies Home Companion

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