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Exclusively Yours, Princess Do May (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126133

Princess Do May (featuring)

 

Exclusively Yours, Princess Do May (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

 

Philadelphia, PA: A to Z Dale Publications, Inc., 1950s. Personality Series N2. Vintage nude pinup digest magazine featuring burlesquer Princess Do May (or DoMay), posing & emphasizing natural assets, in Native American attire on horseback, reading, bathing, w/ heels, hose, garters, brief biograpy 2pp. Princess was an Irish Cherokee Nebraska native, first appeared 1948 in Ohio as chorus dancer, used American Indian themes in her routines, something that would have been unique to her as both performer & woman on the strip circuit. She claims to have been the "only gal in show business whose grandfather was a member of Jesse James' mob." Popular well into 1960s.

 

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, 5.5 x 8.25 inches, B/W throughout, duochrome wrapper, saddle-stapled. Very Good Plus, pencil to front, light spine stress, corner crease to rear.

 

Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126133]

    $75.00Price

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