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Rave (6 vintage digest magazines, 1953-55)

Rave (6 vintage digest magazines, 1953-55)

SKU: 125723

Howland, Victor Huntington (editor, publisher); Barney Shevlin (general manager)

New York: Rave Publishing Corp., 1953-55. Distributed by PDC/ID. Six vintage digest magazines, featuring international politics/war coverage, fashion, food, books, some glamour photography of celebrities, dancers, models, actresses. Each issue ran about 130pp, B/W throughout, color wrappers. First issue proclaims "This Magazine is Not for Idiots!" V1 N1, April 1953: Maila Nurmi aka Vampira front panel, Gene Markey (Hedy Lamarr, Joan Bennett, Myrna Loy), NYC jewelers, pretty Texas girls (Linda Darnell, Joan Crawford, Georgia Carroll, Carolyn Wynn, Mary Collins, Valere Duncan, LaNelle Peterson), television men, Howard Hughes (Jane Russell, Katherine Hepburn, Jean Harlow, Ava Gardner), macho men vs. homosexuality, nude art (Thomas Hart Benton, Renoir, John Carroll), Harry Cohn, Bobo Rockefeller, Clark Gable, gov't jobs, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, horse racing, Marilyn Monroe 1pp, Atlantic City beauty fraud (Carolfae Peterson, Dolores Dahl, Shirley Bissinger), Hungarians (Gabors, Masseys). V1 N2, June 1953: Yvonne De Carlo cover (presumed), world lovers, nervous breakdown (Frances Farmer, Barbara Payton, Robert Walker), five leading cigarettes (Tyrone Power), Mara Corday 8pp, mink racket, famous suicides, short men & tall women, Betty Davis, Hollywood gossip, vignettes (Jean Simmons, ViVien Leigh). V1 N3, August 1953: Dore Schary, fetishism, popular presidents, redhead exposé (Rhonda Fleming, Lucille Ball), Clare Boothe Luce, Marilyn Monroe 1pp, Debbie Reynolds 1pp, European travel, women & sports, Joe McCarthy, Hollywood flesh peddlers, promiscuous suburbanites, attorney Samuel Leibowitz. V1 N6, June 1954: Jane Russell, NY prostitution, Marilyn Monroe 6pp/rear vignette, Audrey Hepburn, Horace Dodge & Gregg Sherwood, Sen. Joe McCarthy, juvies, Bobo Rockefeller. V1 N9, January 1955: Charles Kirk cover photo, Judy Garland, Gina Lollobrigida, Debbie Reynolds, Marilyn Monroe 1pp, Greta Garbo, Lili St. Cyr, Thalia Massie, Marion Davies, juvies, Jack Webb, spritely Joan Collins, Mickey Spillane. V1 N10, March 1955: Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe 6pp, Salvadore Dali, Flor Trujillo, Rockefellers, Damon Runyon, Eve McBride, James Mason, Patino family, drunk celebrities. Very Good to Very Good Plus. Todd Frye, "Collecting Vintage Men's Magazines," 2013; Steve Sullivan, "Glamour Girls: The Illustrated Encyclopedia," p296, 1999 (Maila Nurmi).  [Book ID: 125723]  [Magazines]


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