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Briton's Belles (vintage pinup digest magazine, Lorraine Burnette, 1950s)

Briton's Belles (vintage pinup digest magazine, Lorraine Burnette, 1950s)

SKU: 126131

Burnett, Lorraine, and Paula Page, June Wilkinson, Rosina Revelle (featuring)


Briton's Belles (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


New York: Camac Publishing Co., 1950s. [V1] N1. Vintage nude pinup digest magazine featuring Lorraine Burnette front cover, Paula Page, Rosina Revelle, June Wilkinson, & other buxom models, posing & emphasizing natural assets. Many of these models were popular during the heyday of men's magazine production, most posed for British photographer Harrison Marks, some of his work presumably present. Burnette, Page, & Wilkinson had brief acting careers in independent erotic films (nudie loops), Rosina Revelle unsung but immensely popular. Also featured is Rosa Dolmai, Doris Hurst, Marie Devereaux. Ties to Ace Sales (Baltimore), w/ "Nudist Publications" ad inside rear cover.


Hundreds of similar digest magazines were produced by fly-by-night operations, mainly around New York, notably Burmel Publishing (Lenny Burtman's enterprise). Many were published as photography and/or art "studies" booklets, w/ technical camera data, exposure chart, & the standard emphasis on sexual liberation; early issues featured several models per issue & many maintain airbrushing techniques rolled over from nudist magazines, much of the posing naturally obscures otherwise censored areas. Still scarce institutionally. 


32pp, 5.25 x 8.25 inches, B/W throughout, color wrapper, saddle-stapled. Good overall, "security seal" tape ghosts, ink to front, a few loose pages. Front remainder clipped. Censor dots on covers as issued.


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126131] [Magazines]


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