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The Log Online
In the "old days" there was actually a humor magazine actively published at the Boat School. The Log is, alas, defunct, a victim of political correctness; it's almost impossible to be funny without offending someone these days, and the current crop of Mids haven't been able to break the code on how to do it (not that we ever could either...).
We hope to feature some of the best of the Log from years gone by here at Homeport. If you have a favorite Log article or feature that you would like to see online, drop us a line and we'll see what we can do. By the way, if you're not an alumn, a great deal of the humor in the Log will unfortunately go right by you. Sorry 'bout that.
LOG: ENTERTAINMENT FOR MIDS
The 1964 Ice Capades' Petty Girl
The 1964 Ice Capades featured a "Salute to
Annapolis" centerpiece production number with the chorus line
(christened "the Annapolettes" for this number, if I recall correctly)
done up in psuedo-midshipmen costumes. What
really set this program apart, though, was the
remarkable cover illustration by noted pin-up artist George Petty.
In the days before he was superseded by Alberto Vargas, "The Petty Girl"
was one of the most eagerly awaited features of Esquire Magazine.
While many earlier illustrators (notably Chandler and Christie)
had featured young women in Midshipman garb, this is (as far as I
know) the only illustration like this dating from this later era. If
you click on the thumbnail at right, you can see a full-size version of