Presenting: Madeline Morgan (vintage adult pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126115

Morgan, Madeline (featured)


Presenting: Madeline Morgan (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, heels, hose, garters, animal print throws, enticing faint tanlines. Morgan is unsung, but her exotic appeal is rampant on the page. 


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/toning, pencil price notation. 


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126115] [Magazines]


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