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Rosemary Clarke [Clark] (3 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)

Rosemary Clarke [Clark] (3 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)

SKU: 126074

[Clarke, Rosemary]


Rosemary Clarke [Clark] (3 vintage adult pinup digest magazines, 1950s)


California / Pennsylvania: A-B-S / Dante Publishing / Super Double X., 1950s. Three vintage adult digest magazines featuring burlesque & pinup model Rosemary Clarke, seen here in photographic studies wearing heels, hose, garters, fishing nets, several nearly nude poses. Rosemary remains somewhat unsung, but her impeccable figure & great smile, lovely olive complexion, put her high on the call-list for camera club photo sessions. She may have dabbled in burlesque. Brief appearances in later newsstand magazines. 


Hundreds of similar digest magazines were produced by fly-by-night operations, mainly around New York, it seems. Early issues maintain airbrushing techniques rolled over from nudist magazines, but much of the posing naturally obscures otherwise censored areas. Still scarce institutionally. 


Beautiful Rosemary Clarke (A-B-S, Pin Up & Figure Model Series N10, fishnets, ladders, pearly necklace, early appearance); 

Exotic Ecstasies (V1 N1, Dante, ties to Liberty Distributing of Philadelphia, fishnets, elegant gloves, white picket fence); 

Presenting Rosmary Clark (Super Double X., Toronto, Ontario / also states Calif., 50c cover price, Art Deluxe Series N2, fishing nets, hats, outdoors).


All 32pp, ~5.25 x 8.25 inches, color wrapper, B/W throughout, centerfolds. Very Good overall, rubbing, spine stress, price notation (Exotic), corner crease (Beautiful). 


Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126074] [Magazines]



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