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 with dust jacket – The Pin–Up; a modest history by Mark Gabor. Has very scarce original unclipped wraparound dustjacket - $15.95 until 12/31/72 top flap, bottom flap - $20.00. Publisher: Universe Books, New York, Copyright, 1972 first edition, first printing. ISBN 0876631634. Not ex-library.
Mark Gabor has written an 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 says: "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".
Over 500 illustrations, 52 brilliant color plates, 3 color pullouts and numerous black & white photographs. These artistic bold 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. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Full page color plates include: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, 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.
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, black buckram boards, brilliant gilt illustration/titles, red endpapers, 271pp, 12" x 9". MINT unused cardstock and color glossy pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean-pullout one corner dog ear-not on photo. Cover fine/bright/clean-minimal wear if any. DJ excellent/very good/bright/clean/some shelfwear includes some edgewear-chipping-top crease-edge slit tear-interior light foxing. DJ photo will be added soon!
Do not pass up this rare gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!