Alice Denham (2 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)

Alice Denham (2 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)

SKU: 126067

[Denham, Alice]


Alice Denham (2 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)


New York: Diamond Publishing / Pearlite Enterprises, 1950s. Two vintage adult digest magazines featuring Florida native & noted Playboy Playmate (7/56) & author, Alice Denham, seen here in semi nude photographic studies as a pinup/figure model. She also appears on the cover of "Sheik," 1960s magazine.


Alice Denham [For Figure Photographers, Artists and Sculptors] (Diamond, Alice in fishnets, barn scene, elegant gloves, heels); 

Dynamic Miss Denham [A Photographic Study] (Pearlite, Alice mostly studio scene, few in the living room). 


Hundreds of similar digest magazines were produced by fly-by-night operations, mainly around New York, it seems. Early issues maintain airbrushing techniques rolled over from nudist magazines, but much of the posing naturally obscures otherwise censored areas. Still scarce institutionally, however archives related to specific models are not, including Denham's private correspondence at UNC. 


Both 32pp, ~5.25 x 8.25 inches, color wrapper, B/W throughout. Very Good Plus overall, light rubbing, spine stress, rust, pencil prices. 


Steve Sullivan, "Glamour Girls: The Illustrated Encyclopedia," p259, 1999; Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126067] [Magazines]


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