The Irresistible Vangie Johns (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)

SKU: 126122

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The Irresistible Vangie Johns (vintage pinup digest magazine, 1950s)


N.p.: Pearlite Enterprises, 1950s. N1, "Special Edition." Vintage nude pinup digest magazine featuring model Vangie Johns, posing & emphasizing natural assets, in heels, hose, garters, before Japanese folding partition, nice centerfold. Lithe, briefly popular model who posed for Andre de Dienes, Russ Meyer, etc, & went on to a career in stage & film acting (presumed). 


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 and/or art "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, light rubbing/creasing, pencil price. "Shefrin's Newsstand" rubberstamp on rear panel.

Jim Linderman, "Proto-Porn: The Art Figure Study Scam of the 1950s," 2012. [Book ID 126122] [Magazines


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