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Hold It (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

Hold It (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126128

Marno (photographer); Pat Ward (featuring)


Hold It (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


New York: Marr Publishing Co., 1950s. V2. Vintage nude pinup digest magazine featuring British model Pat Ward, posing & emphasizing natural assets, in heels, hose, animal print, bathing suits, drapes. Lithe flowing blonde, "loves the theatre and spends many hours preparing herself for the stage. Horseback riding, swimming and canasta...the Cha-cha which she loves," photographed by infamous unknown "Marno."


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, duochrome wrapper, saddle-stapled. Very Good overall, rubbing, price sticker to front.


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126128] [Magazines]


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