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ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
03/35, V.16 One-pg. Petty Girl + 1-pg. ad for Old Gold cigarettes [Illos VF, book VG+ @ 50.00, #MA-5005039]
12/40, V.85 Vargas 1-page ad for calendar plus the complete 1941 calendar - 6 pages, double-sided!
[Book GOOD, BC TORN, Vargas art beautiful VF,NM @ 200.00, #MA-5005062]
07/46 How To Recognize a W-O-M-A-N - Article w/ illos by J. Frederick Smith, 7 illos on 3 pgs
Jane Russell full pg pic by Tom Kelley. Full pg ad for new, 1946 Esquire Playing Cards
[Book Nice VG+, Smith illos VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005107]
10/46 Eldon Dedini FC Illo. Virginia Mayo full pg pic. Billy Devorss has a full pg ad for 'Botany' Robes. The Esquire
Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Prologue' by Fritz Willis & 'Reiteration' w/ Joe de Mers, 'Speculation' by Al Buell,
'Transformation' by Thornton Utz plus 'The Red Sultana' w/ 2 full pgs illos by J. Frederick Smith and 'Hollywood & Vine' a 2 pg illo by Joe de Mers
[Book VG/VG+, All artwork VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005108]
11/46 Full pg ad for 1947 Calendar by Vargas. Jennifer Jones full pg pic. Article on Collector Swords. The Esquire
Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Petulance' by Joe de Mers, 'Preparation' by Fritz Willis, 'Nocturne &
'Reminiscence' by J. Frederick Smith, 'Calculation' by Al Moore, 'Exotique' by Ward Brackett and a 2 pg illo 'Transcontinental Interlude' by Peter Helck
[Book VG+, All artwork VF @ 30.00, #MA-5005109]
01/47 Article about Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Preoccupation' by
Fritz Willis & 'Admiration' w/ Joe de Mers, 'Soubrette' by Tom Hall plus the 1947 Esquire calendar - 12 full pg illos by J. Frederick Smith
[Book Nice VG+, Calendar and Artwork VF @ 40.00, #MA-5005110]
02/47 Article about the University of Notre Dame. Ingrid Bergman full pg pic. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg
Illustrations - 'Devilish' by Joe de Mers', 'Innocence' by Fritz Willis, 'Worldliness' by Ben-Hur Baz,
'Divertissement' by Walter Klett and 'The Wives of Henry VIII' 5 illos on 3 pgs by J. Frederick Smith.
Plus a special 2 pg illo 'Black Friday' - 5/31/1889, about the Johnstown, PA. flood, by Harper Goff.
[Book VG, But Glue on spine has dried, pages coming loose. Artwork OK @ 10.00 #MA-5005111]
03/47 FC Illo by J. Frederick Smith. Full pg pic of Ginger Rogers. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations
'Etude' by Joe de Mers, 'Crisis' by Fritz Willis, 'Ornament' by Bob Cassell, 'Patience'
by Mario Cooper plus 'The Rainbow in Blood Alley' - 3 illos on 3 pgs by J. Frederick Smith
and a 2 pg illo 'Crossroads of the World - Times Square' by Joe de Mers
[Book Nice VG+, All Artwork VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005112]
04/47 Veronica Lake has nice full pg pic. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Relaxation' by Fritz
Willis, 'Ritual' by Joe de Mers, 'End of a Ski Trail' by John Walter, 'The Chase' by
Karl Milroy plus 'Helen of Troy' - 3 illos on 3 pgs by J. Federick Smith and a special 2 pg illo 'Death Valley Scotty's Record-Breaking Run' by Harper Goff.
[Book separated from cover GOOD+, All Artwork VF @ 15.00, #MA-5005113]
05/47 Cyd Charisse has nice full pg pic. Article about artist Ben Stahl inc 1 pg w/ 5 illos. The Esquire Gallery
- Full pg Illustrations - 'Pastoral' by Joe de Mers, 'Challenge' by Fritz Willis, 'Recapitulation'
by Euclid Shook, 'Aplomb' by Tom Hall plus 'Cherchez La Femme' by J. Frederick Smith - 5 illos on 3 pgs.
[Book separated from cover, some pgs loose GOOD, Artwork OK @ 10.00, #MA-5005114]
10/47 Nancy Saunders has full pg pic. Articles about Will Rogers, Dizzy Gillespie and George Halas of the Chicago
Bears. Full pg ad for new Esquire 'Jungle Girl' Playing Cards. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg
Illustrations - 'Girl' by Al Moore, 'Weather Forecast' by Fritz Willis, 'Last Rose' by Ben-Hur Baz,
'Student' by Frtiz Willis & Joe de Mers plus 'Mystery of Mayerling' by J. Frederick Smith - 3 illos
on 3 pgs and a 2 pg illo 'Cowboy With the Trick Rope' (Will Rogers) by Joe de Mers
[Book is solid VG/VG+, Artwork in great shape @ 25.00, #MA-50050115]
01/48 Loretta Young has full pg pic. Full pg ad for 1948 Esquire Calendar. The Esquire Gallery - Full pg
Illustrations - 'Figure Eight' by Joe de Mers, 'This Was Mona' by Al Moore, 3 full pg illos by Leslie
Saalburg, 'Seascape' - a 2 pg foldout by Montague Dawson and 'Candidly Yours' by Fritz Willis on other side.
[Book is nice VG+, Artwork VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005116]
04/48 'Encore' - a 2 pg foldout by Ben-Hur Baz, Full pg ad for Esquire Girl Playing Cards - 4 decks, Article about Glenn Grohe inc 1 pg w/ 4 illos, full pg ad by H.E. Bischoff and an article about Danny Kaye.
[Book VG+, Foldout VF @ 15.00, #MA-5005117]
02/50 Al Moore FC + 1 pg "Rhumba Number' plus a full pg ad by A. E. Bischoff. [VG+ @ 15.00, #MA-5005118]
04/50 Al Moore thumbnail illo on FC + 2 pg foldout 'The Daring Young Woman'. Euclid Shook has 1 full
pg illo + 1 smaller. [Book nice VG+, Artwork VF @ 20.00, #MA-5005119]
11/50 Ray Bradbury fiction 'The Great Hallucination', Carol Channing has 2 pgs, Long Feature on TV. Al Moore
FC + 2 pg foldout 'Thanks, But No Thanks' plus a 2 pg illo 'The Texas City Disaster' by Geoffrey Biggs
[Book VG+, Artwork VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005120]
12/50 Ray Bradbury fiction 'Mars Is Heaven', Eldon Dedini has 2 pg feature w/ 8 cartoons. Full pg ad for NEW
Equire Plaing Cards (Bikini Girl & Sweater Girl), Al Moore has thumbnail FC illo + 2 pg foldout 'A Gift
For The Magi' plus full pg ad for 1951 Calendar (by Moore) [Book VG+, Artwork VF @ 25.00, #MA-5005121]
07/52 Janet Leigh has 2 pgs of beach pics inc 1 full pg color in bathing suit. Eldon Dedini feature has 9 cartoons
(4th of July) on 2 pgs. Long feature article 'Combat: The Greatest Teacher' by General Mark Clark w/ good pics
& illos. Short article about Robert Frost and the poem 'After Apple Picking' plus full pg pic. The Legend of
John Henry 'The Steel Driving Man' w/ 2 pg foldout illo. Other side is 2 pg illo by Euclid Shook 'The Cowgirl &
the Gentleman'. [Book nice VG+ Artwork VF @ 20.00, #MA-5005122]
07/53 Outstanding 8 pg feature on Marilyn Monroe 'The Altogeher Girl' w/ lots of pics (6 pgs by Andre de Diennes)
and text by Bennett Cerf. Hollywood Stars - Then & Now photos. Very nice 3 pg color photo foldout of
Roxanne. Article about Jack (Doc) Kearns - legendary boxing manager inc John Dempsey. Leslie Saalburg
portfolio of Antique Autos has 6 half-page illos.
[Book has white cover, pretty clean, nice VG+ @ 100.00, #MA-5005123]
12/53 Ray Bradbury fiction 'The Meadow'. Erskine Caldwell 'To The Chaparral'. Isabel Bigley has a 3 pg foldout
photo. Article on Magicians. Full-page ad for 1954 calendar by Chiriaka [G+,VG @ 15.00, #MA-5004385]
01/55 Petty FC, full-page ad for 1955 calendar and 12-page calendar. Mike Ludlow has 1 pg illo.
[Book separated from cover, GOOD+. Calendar intact VF @ 40.00, #MA-5005063]
01/56 Petty Portfolio - 12 girls on 6 pages - 1/2-pg. each. Mike Ludlow has 1 pg illo. Ingrid Bergman Int.
[Illos VF, book VG,VG+ @ $40.00, #MA-5005043]
05/56 Nancy Berg foldout, gatefold photo. Gisela has 4 pgs. [VG+ @ 10.00, #MA-5005099]
06/56 Famous Automobile Issue. Silvana Pampanini 3 pg foldout gatefold illo by Mike Ludlow
[VG+,F @ 15.00, #MA-5005073]
07/57 Laurie Matthews has 4 pgs. Articles about Aristotle Onassis and Bugati Autos. Another by Tallulah
Bankhead. [FINE- @ 10.00, #MA-5005101]
04/59 'James Cagney in Ireland' - 4 pg color comic strip by Harvey Kurtzman. 1 pg cartoon by Gahan Wilson
Tennessee Wiliamsn 'Sweet Bird of Youth' [FINE @ 25.00, #MA-5005102]
05/64 Yvette Mimieux FC + 4 pages. Lee Harvery Oswald's Letters to his Mother. Norman Mailer - An
American Dream - part 5. Articles about robert Mitchum and the Ford Mustang.
[Small piece off bottom corner FC and first several pgs., VG @ 15.00, #MA-5005104]
07/64 Blaze Starr 5-page story with pix. Norman Mailer - An American Dream - Part 7. Berlin 1964 - 5 pgs
Artwork by Gerald Scarfe. Marilyn Monroe 1 small pic. [FINE- @ 20.00, #MA-5005105]
04/65 Jean Shrimpton - Article about w/ pics. Article on pool by Minnesota Fats. Article about Bobby
Kennedy. Erskine Caldwell 'In Search of Bisco' [FINE @ 15.00, #MA-5005106]

MISCELLANEOUS ESQUIRE CALENDARS
1948 WALL CALENDAR. Various artists including 3 pgs each by Ben-Hur Baz, Fritz Willis &
Joe de Mers plus 1 each Al Moore, J. Fredrick Smith and Ron Wicks
[Covers a bit worn / soiled, interior excellent, envelope rough @ $30.00]
1951 WALL CALENDAR. All Al Moore [Calendar F,FINE+, envelope G,VG @ $50.00]
1953 Outer envelope Only - No Calendar. By Al Moore [envelope GOOD @ $5.00]

ESQUIRE GATEFOLDS & MISCELLANEOUS PAGES
ILLUSTRATIONS
1943? 'Sonnet For A Bride' by Phil Stack, Full pg pastel painting by Alex Raymond. Nice @ 10.00
10/46 The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Prologue' by Fritz Willis & 'Reiteration' w/ Joe de Mers, 'Speculation'
by Al Buell, 'Transformation' by Thornton Utz plus 'The Red Sultana' w/ 2 full pgs illos by J. Frederick Smith.
All in nice shape for 15.00
12/46 The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Preoccupation' by Fritz Willis & 'Admiration' w/ Joe de Mers
plus 'Soubrette' by Tom Hall. All in nice shape for 10.00
02/47 The Esquire Gallery - Full pg Illustrations - 'Devilish' by Joe de Mers', 'Innocence' by Fritz Willis,
'Worldliness' by Ben-Hur Baz, 'Divertissement' by Walter Klett + 'The Wives of Henry VIII' 5 illos on 3 pgs by
J. Frederick Smith. All in nice shape for 15.00
ESQUIRE'S LADY FAIR - GIANT FOLDOUT COLOR PHOTOS - Size Approximate to Nearest Inch
1953? Olga Nicholas - Giant 3 page Foldout (25" x 9") - VG+ @ 5.00
07/53 Roxanne - Giant 3 page Foldout (22" x 9") - Excellent shape @ 10.00
02/54 Leslie Caron - edges slightly trimmed (17" x 12"), still Excellent @ 10.00
05/56 Nancy Berg - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 10.00
Unknown Arlene Dahl - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 20.00
Unknown Anita Ekberg - About 1" trimmed from bottom edge. Excellent shape @ 20.00
Unknown Marjorie Hellen - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 10.00
Unknown Eartha Kitt - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 25.00
Unknown Gina Lollabrigida - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 35.00
Unknown Colleen Miller - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 5.00
Unknown Kim Novak - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 25.00
Unknown Jane Russell - Edges slightly trimmed (17" x 12"), Excellent shape @ 20.00
Unknown Gwen Verdon - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 15.00
Unknown Shirley Yamaguchi - (18" x 13") - Excellent shape @ 15.00
SLIGHTLY SMALLER FOLDOUT COLOR PHOTOS (16" x 12") - DO NOT SAY ESQUIRE'S LADY FAIR
Unknown Pat Hall - Excellent shape @ 10.00
Unknown Susan Hayward as Bathsheba - Excellent shape @ 25.00
Unknown Marilyn Monroe - in pink sweater - Excellent shape @ 50.00


ESQUIRE MAGAZINE (Individual pages mounted and in bag)
02/38 Petty illo [10.00]
Unknown Petty illo - girl with pink bow in hair [7.50]
Unknown Petty illo - blond girl in black negligee with leg in air [7.50]

ICE CAPADES PROGRAMS
1945 Petty FC [F,FINE+ @ 35.00] or [VG,VG+ @ 20.00]

LIFE MAGAZINE (ad pages only; full-size page is 10.5" x 14")
04/03/39 Pg.50, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Old Gold cigarettes - girl in clear raincoat with umbrella [5.00]
05/??/39 Pg.32, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Old Gold cigarettes - cowgirl [5.00]
06/19/39 Full-pg. Petty ad for Jantzen swimsuits - girl in red suit, running [10.00]
06/26/39 The Petty Girl - 2 pg feature w/ 4 illos + 2 more pgs about Petty & his family inc safari photos.
All 4 pgs in excellent condition @ 15.00. 2 pgs of illos only @ 10.00
05/??/40 Full-pg. Petty ad for Jantzen swimsuits - girl in maroon suit [10.00]
07/22/40 Pg.46, full-pg. Petty ad for Old Gold cigarettes - girl with wings [10.00]
08/12/40 Full-pg. Petty ad for Old Gold cigarettes - tennis player [10.00]
03/16/42 Pg.120, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Airman Shirts [5.00]
04/13/42 Pg.112, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Airman Shirts [5.00]
05/11/42 Pg.113, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Airman Shirts [5.00]
06/08/42 Pg.94, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Airman Shirts [5.00]
10/23/44 Ziegfeld Girls as they looked when posed for Petty. Photos of 4 different models on 2 pgs
Excellent condition @ 10.00
08/19/46 Pg.112, 1/2-pg. Petty ad for Springmaid [5.00]

MAN MAGAZINE (Australian magazine)
01/51, V.1.2 Contains 1-pg. illo very similar to Petty's work
[Magazine FINE, pin-up VF @ 10.00, #MA-5001374]

NEW YORK TIMES (ad page only)
03/03/40 Large 10.5 x 14 color Petty ad for Old Gold cigarettes [20.00]

PLAYBOY MAGAZINE
02/95 Contains 7 pg. feature titled 'The Petty Girl'
[NOT the entire Magazine, 7 pg Petty feature only, VF @ 10.00, #MA-5001374]

TRUE MAGAZINE
1947 Petty Girl Calendar, Outer Envelope only
Clean, minor wear along edges, Bottom NOT split about VG+ @ 20.00


ESQUIRE GATEFOLDS & MISC. PAGES
10/40 The First Varga Girl to appear in Esquire. Used as Front cover illo on 'The Pin-Up'
by Mark Gabor. Large 2 pg foldout is girl in black lying on bed w/ phone.
[Carefully removed from mag. Very nice @ $50.00]
11/40 The Second Varga Girl to appear in Esquire, another 2 pg foldout. Outstanding!
[Carefully removed from mag. Very nice @ $30.00]
8/41 One page ad for 2 different decks of playing cards (by Varga). Very nice @ 10.00
12/42 One page ad for 1943 Esquire calendar (by Varga). Very nice @ 10.00
12/46 One page ad for 1947 Esquire calendar (by Varga). Very nice @ 10.00
11/16/42 LIFE Magazine - 3 pg feature on Varga girls. Photos of models he uses. [Excellent condition @ $10.00]

CALENDARS
1946 [Complete Wall Calendar, Very Minor Signs of Wear (VG++) with decent envelope, not split @ 125.00]
[Complete Wall Calendar, Minor wear on January page, remainder is excellent. No Envelope @100.00]
1947 [Complete set of all 12 DESK calendar pgs - from an actual calendar. Excellent @ 60.00/set
1948 Self-published by Varga. Individual pages from the 1948 calendar. These were hand cut from unused sheets.
Excellent condition but slight variation in size. No perforations at top.
[Complete set of all 12 pages @ 75.00]
[Single months available: Jan, Feb, April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept & Nov @ 10.00 each
[Complete set of all 12 DESK calendar pgs - from an actual calendar. Excellent @ 30.00/set
1998 Cedco Pub Co. Standard 12 x 12 size, one page/month. Features 12 vintage illustrations
from Esquire 1941 - 1947. Originally pub @ 12.95. Like new, but tiny corner nudge @ 10.00

NEW!!! Vargas In PLAYBOY Gallery - A wonderful and complete full-color thumbnail collection of every Vargas creation that ever appeared in PLAYBOY Magazine. A must-see for all Vargas fans - and an excellent source for collectors!!!

GREETING CARDS

ALBERTO VARGAS, SET OF 8 CARDS
Cards are approximately 5 x 8 and are blank on the inside. (View set)
[SET OF 8 CARDS, like new @ 50.00]

BOOKS AND MISCELLANEOUS
PIN-UP - A MODEST HISTORY, THE (1972) By Mark Gabor; 250+ pages with 500+ photos and illustrations; hardcover edition dustjacket and softcover edition FC feature Varga pin-ups
[>9 X 12>HARDCOVER>No DJ, Light water warp, 4 pages missing but good for reference @ 5.00, #BK-5003125]
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER>Universe Books (1974). Sharp, Glossy Fine @ 25.00, #BK-5005091]
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER>Universe Books (1974). Light spot on corner of BC but nice VG+ @ 10.00, #BK-5005091a]
[>8 1/2 x 11>SOFTCOVER>Taschen (1996). Lightly read, Fine @ 15.00, #BK-5005091t]


VARGA (1994) By Tom Robotham; Giant 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" volume from Thunder Bay Press/Brampton Books
Hardcover with dustjacket, 112 pages, focuses on his work for Esquire.
[>10 1/2 X 14 1/2>HARDCOVER> Lighty handled, Like NEW @ 50.00

VARGA (1995) By Tom Robotham; Chartwell Books Edition. Is condensed version (44 pgs) of 1994 book
[>9 X 12>HARDCOVER> Like New w/ small tear on DJ at top of spine @ 20.00

VARGAS: 20s - 50s (1993) Taschen. Nice 80 pg volume covers his work from the earliest days until Playboy
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER> Bright, Glossy, nearly Like New @ 35.00

VARGAS (Harmony Books, 1978 4th Printing) By Alberto Vargas and Reid Austin; 128 pages - all color, beautiful!
[>9 X 12>HARDCOVER>VF @ 125.00, #BK-5005433] (View a copy of this title)

"CANDY-O" RECORD JACKET Vargas illo of woman reclining on hood of car for musical group The Cars. [Includes 33 rpm record, VG+,F @ 10.00] (View It!)

"BERNADETTE PETERS" RECORD JACKET (1980) Full-color Vargas illo of Bernadette
[Includes 33 rpm record, VG @ 10.00] (View It!)




Another pin-up artist with a PLAYBOY connection is Alain Aslan from France.
His full-page illustrations of beautiful women appeared in most issues of OUI Magazine
from its first issue in 1972 until 1980. Most or all of these are usually available,
individually mounted and bagged, similar to the Vargas pages.

He also had numerous illustrations published in the French magazine LUI during the 70s.



CALENDARS
"1995 PIN-UP CALENDAR" includes FC + 4 pgs by Elvgren, one by Moran, one by
Peter Driben, others; large 12 x 12 size, Avalanche Publishing [Sealed, NEW @ 15.00]

BOOKS
PIN-UP POSTER BOOK - THE ELVGREN COLLECTION Oversize volume (14" x 10") from Collectors Press
has good article with pics and illos + 16 full page plates suitable for framing. 1st Edition, 1995
[Book has small crease on bottom right corner of cover and first few pages @ 15.00]

PRINTS (8 x 10)
"FIGURES DON'T LIE" [VF,NM @ 7.50]
"KNEEDING A LIFT" [VF,NM @ 7.50]




PRINTS
"SPECIAL EXTRA" 5 x 7 [VF @ 5.00]
"FLEET LINES" 8 x 10 [VF @ 10.00]
"NEVER TOO YOUNG TO YEARN" 10 x 12 [VF @ 10.00]

MUTOSCOPE CARDS
16 Different + another 15 duplicates (9 diff.). All but 1 in like NEW condition. All 31 for 50.00

NOTEPADS
1950s Vintage, 3" x 6" size containing a one month calendar + extra sheets
"FOR ARTS SAKE" Month of October. Excellent condition @ 5.00
"REIGNING BEAUTY" Month of April. Excellent condition @ 5.00



PRINTS
"GLAMOROUS" 6 x 8 [Nicely Framed @ 20.00]
"FARMERETTE" 6 x 8 [VF @ 5.00]



"CHARMAINE" 8 x 10 print on 10 x 18 calendar [Print VF, rest VG, date pad missing @ 10.00]
"DAY" Postcard (5 1/2 x 3 1/2). Same image is #7 in the 'Painted Ladies' set of collector cards. [VF @ 5.00]
"FAVORITES" 9 1/2 x 7 [VF @ 5.00]



BOOKS
AMERICAN GOOD GIRL ART 1900 - 1950s (1991) This is volume 17 in the Glamour International series of
books from Glittering Images. Produced in Italy oversize book is 12 x 12, squarebound, 108 pgs + heavy stock covers.
FC is Al Moore illo from the cover of the 1951 Esquire calendar. Fabulous book has 100s of images and short
bibliographies of almost that many artists. Covers comics, paperback books, pulp magazines and lots more in addition
to all the regular mens magazines and calendars.
[>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 50.00]

AMERICAN GOOD GIRL ART 1950s - 1990s (1992) This is volume 19 in the Glamour International series of
of books from Glittering Images. Produced in Italy. Oversize book is 12 x 12, squarebound w/ 96 pgs + heavy stock
covers. FC is Olivia de Berardinis illo "Smoothies" ('O' Card #JB-710) and BC is Playboy's Little Annie Fannie.
Continuation of volume 1 with same format and covering the last half of the 20th century. Outstanding!
[>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 30.00]

PIN-UP - A MODEST HISTORY, THE (1972) By Mark Gabor; 250+ pages with 500+ photos and illustrations; hardcover edition dustjacket and softcover edition FC feature Varga pin-ups
[>9 X 12>HARDCOVER>No DJ, Light water warp, 4 pages missing but good for reference @ 5.00, #BK-5003125]
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER>Universe Books (1974). Sharp, Glossy Fine @ 25.00, #BK-5005091]
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER>Universe Books (1974). Light spot on corner of BC but nice VG+ @ 10.00, #BK-5005091a]
[>8 1/2 x 11>SOFTCOVER>Taschen (1996). Lightly read, Fine @ 15.00, #BK-5005091t]

PIN-UP FROM 1852 TO NOW, THE (1975, Playboy Press, 1st Edition) By Ralph Stein
[>HARDCOVER>VF, DJ FINE @ 35.00, #BK-5005095-A]
[>HARDCOVER>FINE+, DJ VG+ @ 25.00, #BK-50095-B]

PIN-UP NUDES (2002) Collectors Press. Extra large 10 x 12 size, 32 pages w/ extremely heavy stock covers.
Contains 14 different full page prints on glossy paper, suitable for framing. FC + 1 pg is Gil Elvgren's "Bewitched". Other
artists include Rolf Armstrong, Earl Moran, Zoe Mozert, Billy Devorss and another Elvgren. Originally pub @ 11.95
[>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 15.00]

SEXY DREAMS (1992) Taschen - 80 pages of great female fantasy art including work by Olivia (FC + 11 pgs.), Chris Achilleos (12 pgs.), Boris (3 pgs.) and many others
[>9 X 12>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 15.00, #BK-5003128]

WOMEN OF THE AGES (VIRGIL FINLAY'S) (1992) "A lavish cornerstone collection from the work of science
fiction's greatest illustrator - women from the legendary past to the fantastic future". Large, squarebound volume
contains 150 pages of striking B&W artwork.
([>8.5 X 11>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 15.00, #BK-5003140]

Also see this page for more books with erotic themes:

MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS

GREETING CARDS

ALBERTO VARGAS, SET OF 8 CARDS
Cards are approximately 5 x 8 and are blank on the inside. (View set)
[SET OF 8 CARDS, like new @ 50.00]

EARL McPHERSON - NOTE CARDS
Cards are approximately 6 x 9 and are scored down the middle for folding.
Nude Brunette wearing long Cape, Talking on phone. Caption 'I Just Called Up To Say . . . I Love You'.
Nude Blonde (Front and Back views) covering up with red bathing suit. Caption 'No Matter How You Look At It'.
Blonde Cowgirl Wearing Red Scarf and Bandana. Caption 'Howdy Pardner ... Let's Mount Up And Get Well Right Now'.
[Individual Cards are 5.00 each, or 1 of each (3 diff.) @ 10.00] Holiday Greetings - 2 diff. - Stagecoach and 'The Superstitions' (Mountains).
[Set of 2 cards @ 5.00] John Wayne. Caption 'Greetings From Our Golden West'
[2 copies of the same card @ 5.00 for both.]

OLIVIA de BERARDINIS, SET OF 17 'O' CARDS
Cards are approximately 5 x 7 and are blank on the inside. All NEW, UNUSED w/ white envelopes.
All cards have code number on back consisting of the letters "JB" followed by a 3 digit number.
Have JB #116, 341, 355, 501, 503, 514, 518, 522, 528, 601, 609, 647, 651, 710, 711, 714 & 715.
[SET OF ALL 17 CARDS, NEW @ 30.00]

OLIVIA de BERARDINIS, SET OF 15 PLAYBOY MODEL 'O' CARDS
Cards are approximately 5 x 7 and are blank on the inside. All NEW, UNUSED w/ white envelopes.
All cards have code number on back consisting of the letters "JB" followed by a 3 digit number.
Have JB #528, 601, 602, 603, 612, 633, 647, 651, 653, 658, 709. 711, 714, 715 & 716
[SET OF ALL 15 CARDS, NEW @ 25.00]

COLLECTOR CARDS

GIL ELVGREN'S CALENDAR PINUPS COLLECTOR CARDS - SERIES 1
1993 from Comic Images. Standard Collector Card size. 89 fantastic females plus 1 checklist card.
[COMPLETE SET OF ALL 90 CARDS - NEW, UNOPENED BOX, STILL SHRINK-WRAPPED @ 20.00]

GIL ELVGREN'S LADIES OF NAUGHTY NOSTALGIA
1993 from Comic Images. Standard Collector Card size.
[Promo Card in heavy-duty plastic slab (as issued) @ 10.00]

PAINTED LADIES
1993 from Kitchen Sink Press. Just slightly larger than Standard Collector Card size.
36 Fantastic Paintings by a like number of the top artists from the '30s, '40s & 50s.
[Like New in original Illustrated Box @ 15.00]
Set of 3 Promo cards for above. Like new @ 5.00

OLIVIA de BERARDINIS, COLLECTOR CARDS - SET 1
1992 from Comic Images. Standard Collector Card size. 89 stunning images plus 1 checklist card.
Outstanding, with many early, classic paintings including 6 Bettie Page and 3 Pam Anderson.
[COMPLETE SET OF ALL 90 CARDS, IN PLASTIC BOX @ 20.00]
[INDIVIDUAL CARDS (Most, but not all available) @ 2.00 each, Minimum order of 10.]
Please order by card number if possible.

OLIVIA de BERARDINIS, COLLECTOR CARDS - SET 2
1993 from Comic Images. Standard Collector Card size. Special Prism Cards - 71 images + 1 checklist card
Fabulous Set with many more classic paintings including 8 Bettie Page and 5 Pam Anderson.
[COMPLETE SET OF ALL 72 CARDS, IN PLASTIC BOX @ 15.00]
[INDIVIDUAL CARDS (Most, but not all available) @ 2.00 each, Minimum order of 10.]
Please order by card number if possible.


INK BLOTTERS
All blotters listed were produced by Brown & Bigelow unless otherwise noted, and the Brown & Bigelow code # is shown. All blotters are in outstanding condition - basically new & unused.

LARGE BLOTTERS (4 x 9, $7.50 each) (View group)
(A) BB#36528, Elvgren "Doctor, Are All Of Those Fellows Interns?"
(B) BB#35525, Elvgren "A Sight To Be Held"
(C) BB#39532, Elvgren "This Soots Me" [SOLD OUT]
(D) BB#33362, Moran "Who Ordered Chicken?"
(E) BB#36-314-6, Moran "Farm Girl Poem"
(F) BB#35645, Withers "The Rest Is Easy"
(G) BB#33368, Moran "We've All Got To Keep Our Chin Up These Days"
(H) BB#37228, Moran "Start The Ball Rolling"
(I) BB#39772, Moran "Sailor Girl"
(J) BB#35621, Moran "The Doctor Said I Needed Glasses"
(K) BB#32762, Moran "Conscience Gets A Lot Of Credit That Belongs To Cold Feet!"

SMALL BLOTTERS (4 x 6.5, $5.00 each) (View group)
(A) Litho U.S.A., by D'Ancona "Profit And Loss"
(B) BB#39225, Moran "Beach Comber"
(C) Litho U.S.A., by D'Ancona "Booked For Tonight"
(D) BB#30821, Elvgren "Smart Set"
(E) Louis F. Dow & Co., Elvgren "Out On A Limb"
(F) BB#39230, Moran "The Open Season"
(G) Louis F. Dow & Co., Elvgren "French Dressing"
(H) BB#34362, Moran "Fresh!"
(I) BB#30831, Elvgren "What's Cooking?"
(J) BB#30825, Elvgren "The Honeymoon's Over"
(K) BB#39224, Moran "Nice To Hook Up With"
(L) BB#37831, Elvgren "I Guess I'm A Poor Loser"
(M) BB#36925, Moran "Three Blind Mice"
(N) BB#39221, Moran "Maybe I Should Show More Discretion"
(O) BB#30822, Elvgren "American Beauties"

MISCELLANEOUS PRINTS
D'Ancona, Edward - 'Just Right' 5 x 6 - Girl in robe about to enter shower. [5.00]
D'Ancona, Edward - 'Taking a Lacing' 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 - Girl in black stockings & heels lacing a corset [7.50]
Deckard Ruth - 'Pin Cushion' 5 x 6 - Girl lying on floor w/ feet up on a hassock. [3.00]
Frahm, Art - 'Cute Trick' 5 x 6 - Girl on sofa, knees drawn up w/ kitten pulling on dress. [5.00]
Masters, Del - 'Stop Sign' 5 x 6 - Girl driving a car - lots of leg! [3.00]
Unknown - 'Switch Hitch' 5 x 6 - Almost certain this is by Elvgren but not signed. Appears to be a variation of 'Foot Loose' in Western motif - Cowgirl w/ foot on saddle, hitching a ride.[5.00]

OTHER STUFF
LIFE Magazine Early 40s - Nice 2 pg feature on British pin-ups. Kirchner Girls from WWI plus
Merlin Girls & Charron Girls ca. 1940. [2 pgs. only, excellent condition @ 10.00]
Mutoscope card Rolf Armstrong - 'It's A Date' [VF @ 5.00]
Rolf Armstrong - 'On The Beam' [VF @ 5.00]
Record Jacket 'There Must Be More To Love Than This' by Jerry Lee Lewis. Mercury Record #SR61323
(ca 1970). Has Pin-up Cover of a girl in bed on a phone (a la Petty) by Willardson. Top 1 1/2" of
jacket trimmed off- does not affect artwork. [Jacket only, no record @ 5.00]
Stolen Sweets Portfolio Pages from the book by Francis Smilby (1981). These are large (11 x 14) size, on heavy, glossy
stock. Images are prox. 8 x 11 and feature classic 1930s magzine covers. Have 3 plates as follows:
FILM FUN 12/34 (pg 109 in book - lady cop on motorcycle)
MOVIE MERRY-GO-ROUND 11/36 (pg 119 in book - sexy sailor girl)
STOLEN SWEETS 10/33 (pg 63 in book - nude girl sitting on rock)
[Film Fun has light foxing on edges, other 2 are VF. Set of all 3 @ 15.00]





GLAMOUR GIRLS: THEN & NOW
Excellent publication from Steve Sullivan. Limited supply of early issues in newspaper format.
These are tabloid size (prox 11 x 17), B&W, page count varies. All copies are NEW

#2 - (6/94) Brigette Bardot FC. Feature article 'The 100 Sexiest Movie Performances of All Time.' [15.00]
#3 - (8/94) Maria Stinger (The Marilyn Monroe of Miami Beach) FC, BC + nice feature article.
Also Barbara Eden, Dane Arden, Terry Higgins and much more! [10.00]
#4 - (10/94) Angelyne FC + article. Nice 2 pg+ feature on Joyce Gibson. Lots more. [15.00]
#5 - (12/94) Cynthia Myers FC + long feature article w/ pics. Linda McDowell 1 pg. [10.00]
#6 - (2/95) Marilyn Monroe FC + feature article. Also Joi Lansing and the Top 100
Glamour Grils of All Time. [10.00]
#7 - (4/95) June Wilkinson FC and nearly all of the issue. Excellent article w/ loads of
gret pix! Also Betty Brosmer and Petra Verkaik. [20.00]
#8 - (6/95) DEDE Lind FC + feature article. Christianne Schmidtmer, Glamourcon and more! [10.00]
#9 - (8/95) Is misnumbered on FC as #8. Lillian Muller FC + long feature article.
Good article w/ pics on Rochelle Lofting and the Story behind Steve's book "Va Va Voom". [10.00]
Best Of #1 Bettie Page color FC + 2 pgs. Not a newspaper, this is a regular size (8 1/2 x 11) magazine
Reprints the best articles from the first 5 issues - Irish, McCalla (from #1), Maria Stinger, Angelyne, (View It!) Cynthia Myers and lots more! [New, but upper left corner slightly soft. 25.00]

"VA VA VOOM" (1995) by Steve Sullivan. Outstanding book is almost 300 pages long w/ over 200
rare and classic photos of "Bombshells, Pin-Ups, Sexpots and Glamour Girls".
Squarebound, glued spine and great FC of Mamie van Doren (View It!)
[>8 1/2 X 11>SOFTCOVER>NEW @ 30.00]

PIN-UP
Nice magazine from Draculina Pub. w/ features on all aspects of pin-ups past and present
V.1 #1 (4/98) Bettie Page - 4 pg article about w/ pics, Jane Russell also has 4 pg feature w/ pics. Interview and
current pix of Playboy Playmate DeDe Lind, a nice 3 pg article on Bill Ward w/ 5 illos. [VF @ 20.00]
V.1 #3 (Winter, 1999) Very good article on Tina Louise w/ magazine covers, filmography and list of TV appearances.
Article about Robert Harrison (Flirt, Titter, Wink, etc), Features on Playboy Playmates Helena Antonaccio and Debra Jo Fondren [Lightly read, Glossy Fine+ @ 15.00]

THE BETTIE PAGES
Digest-size magazine series devoted to Bettie Page. Includes lots of nice pix of other
models as well as great art by Olivia and many others.

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A. V.1 (1st Printing, 1987) FC illo by Glenn Barr [VF @ 75.00, #MA-5005107]
B. V.2 (1st Pr., 1988) FC cartoon by Bill Wray of Bettie riding a rocket
[20.00, #MA-5003709]
C. V.3 (1st Printing, Fall 1988) FC by Bunny Yeager + 2-pg. color CF [20.00, #MA-5003711]
D. V.7 (1992) FC illo + full-pg. color pin-up "Cat And Mouse" by Olivia
[NEW @ Cover price 5.00, #MA-5003715]
E. V.8 (Summer, 1992) FC photo by Art Amsie; "Movie & Video Issue"
[NEW@ Cover price 5.00, #MA-5003716]
F. V.9 (1993) "Farewell Issue"; 2-pg. color CF [NEW @ Cover price 5.00, #MA-5003717]




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TEASE! THE MAGAZINE OF SEXY FUN
(Formerly THE BETTIE PAGES)

SPECIAL - All 7 issues for only $65.00,
V.1 (1994) FC illo by Greg Theakston; CF by Olivia; John Waters interview
[NEW @ 20.00, #MA-5005085] (View It!)
V.2 (1994) FC, inside FC, 2-pg. CF + 18-pg. feature with dozens of illos by Gil Elvgren; Bunny Yeager feature
[NEW @ 15.00, #MA-5005086] (View It!)
V.3 (1995) FC + 1 full page by Gil Elvgren; Zoe Mozert CF + article; Irish McCalla (aka "Sheena"); articles on Bunny Yeager and Lili St.Cyr [NEW @ 10.00, #MA-5005087] (View It!)
V.4 (1995) Fritz Willis 2-pg. color CF "Camels And Coffee"; Frank Frazetta 4-pg. "Lil Abner"; article on Peter Gowland [NEW @ 10.00, #MA-5005088] (View It!)
V.5 (1995) "Dangerous Women" issue - Julie Strain FC illo by Olivia + multi-page photo feature; features on Milt Caniff, Cleo Moore, Tura Satana and trashy paperbacks
[NEW @ Cover price 6.95, #MA-5005089] (View It!)
V.6 (1996) "Dancer" issue - FC illo + 2-pg. color CF by Gil Elvgren; features on Lili St.Cyr, Lilly Christine, Tura Satana and Dixie Evans [NEW @ Cover price 6.95, #MA-5005090] (View It!)
V.7 (1997) "International Issue" - Josephine Baker CF by Olivia; FC illo by Enoch Bolles; features on pin-ups from around the world with lots of classic French material
[NEW @ Cover price 6.95, #MA-5005096] (View It!)


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