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Michael Michels [Michel Michaels] (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

Michael Michels [Michel Michaels] (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126117

Michels, Michael (featured)


Michael Michels [Michel Michaels] (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


N.p.: Superior Publishing Co., 1950s. Vintage nude pinup digest magazine featuring model Michael Michels (or Michel Michaels), posing & emphasizing natural assets, in lingerie, gloves, heels, hose, garters, heavy makeup & pretty earrings. Michael's lush dimensions, curly blonde locks & captivating stare couple nicely w/ appealing smile.


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 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, light toning, light creasing, pencil price notation. 


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126117] [Magazines] 


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