Presenting: Bubbles Darlene (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126110

Darlene, Bubbles (featured)


Presenting: Bubbles Darlene (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


New York: Burmel Publishing, 1950s. N10. Vintage adult digest magazine featuring model Bubbles Darlene, posing seminude & emphasizing natural buxom assets, w/ heels, hose, garters, at the fridge, on the phone. Darlene was on the Chicago circuit performing Mambo style strips, her stage name given by Harold Minsky, exotic muscular undulations. Great centerfold appearance. Burmel also issued other "Presenting" titles, including Bettie Page, Judy O'Day, Zorita, etc. 


Hundreds of similar digest magazines were produced by fly-by-night operations, mainly around New York, it seems. 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. Very Good Plus, light rubbing & creasing. 


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126110] [Magazines]


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