Presenting: Collette Andre (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

Presenting: Collette Andre (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126113

Berne, Colette (featured)


Presenting: Collette Andre (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


N.p.: Dawson Publishing Co., 1950s. Vintage adult digest magazine featuring model & Las Vegas showgirl Colette Berne (as Collette Andre), posing & emphasizing natural assets, in lingerie, slowly revealing her flesh on a bed. Colette was born in Iowa, grew to lush dimensions, a tall model, who worked in Vegas, at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood, performed in a few nudie loops, & appeared in dozens of men's magazines, often photographed by A-list photographers, including Russ Meyer. Popular mid 1950s-60s.  


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 Plus, light rubbing & spine stress, pencil price notation. 


Steve Sullivan, "Glamour Girls: The Illustrated Encyclopedia," #575, 1999; Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126113] [Magazines]


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