GORGEOUS pin-up girls that have beckoned from calendars and newsstands, carried by American soldiers and hung on walls!!
Collector's 1972 original first edition, first printing vintage hardcover book – The Pin–Up; a modest history by Mark Gabor. Has rare original unclipped wraparound dustjacket: $15.95 until 12/31/72 top flap and bottom flap - $20.00. MINT unused pages!
Publisher: Universe Books, New York, Copyright, 1972 true first edition, first printing with signature marks. ISBN 0876631634. Not ex-library. Over 500 magnificent illustrations including 52 color plates, 3 color pullouts and black & white photographs. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Authentic, comprehensive history of the pin-up girl from the first appearance of a nude woman in a 1491 Belgian poster through more modern pin-ups of the early 1970's. Gabor: "Pin-up girls can represent whatever we love, want to love, or want to have. Explore visually the scope and tradition of classic pin-up types – cheesecake, movie stars, sex symbols, cult heroes, nudes, erotic & original art, cartoon sex image, candid photography".
These brilliant photographs and illustrations originate from Hollywood movies, paintings, art, calendars, posters, magazines, college covers, ephemera, movie memorabilia, movie posters, postcards, advertising and more. Three magnificent color pullouts: First Varga Girl - Esquire Centerfold 1940, Petty Girl - Esquire Centerfold 1941, Josee Troyat Penthouse Centerfold, 1971.
Full page color plates include: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Raquel Welch, Jayne Mansfield, Studio Peeps, Playboy, Sabine, Rita Hayworth, Jane Fonda-Barbarella, Early Girlie Calendar, Diana Dors, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec-Jane Avril, Betsy Ross–Soulmate Calendar, An Early Photographic Nude Calendar, Gibson Girl, Topper, Petty Girl, Martine, Wild Cherries-1933, Ultraviolet Poster-1968, Mayfair & Pirelli calendars. Clark Gable, Marlon Brando with motorcycle, Burt Lancaster are some of the handsome Hollywood actors featured.
Chapters: Girlie Magazines, Calendar Pin-Ups, Magazines: Artistic Pin-Ups, Poster Pin-Ups, Beyond the Cheesecake Tradition, Foundations of the Cheesecake Tradition, Heroines of the Screen, Heroes of the Screen. Foreword, Bibliography & Index. Magazines include: Esquire, Penthouse, Playboy, Life, Sports Illustrated and more.
Oversize heavy hardcover, unclipped color pictorial wraparound DJ-$15.95 until 12/31/72 top flap/bottom flap-$20.00, black buckram boards, vibrant gilt illustration and titles, red endpapers, 271pp, 12" x 9". MINT unused cardstock and color glossy pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/bright/clean/very minimal shelfwear includes pullout one corner dog ear. Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear if any. DJ excellent/very good/bright/clean/general shelfwear includes some edgewear-chipping-rubbing-top crease-edge slit tear-interior light foxing.
Do not pass up this must have out-of-print collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!