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The definitive annotated and illustrated history of pin-up magazines--1900-1969. You're about to learn everything you could ever want to know about the world history of men's magazines--not magazines about sports, hunting or fishing or how to build a birdhouse, but those titillating periodicals embracing the subject dearest to all heterosexual men's (and some women's) hearts--and other body parts: the undraped female form.
Here is the birth and Golden Age of the Pin-Up. Editor Dian Hanson traces the fascinating development of the genre from 1900 to 1969 in three compact, informative volumes.
Volume 1: you'll learn about the first magazines that appeared around 1900 in France, Germany, and the U.S., and follow them through the First and Second World Wars. Covered are men's magazines masquerading as movie magazines, humor magazines, art magazines, nudist magazines, and "spicy" fiction.
Volume 2: documents the proliferation of pin-up magazines following World War II, most notably Playboy, that debuted in December 1953 and spawned dozens of imitators. Here's the emergence of English men's magazines, fetish magazines (John Willie and friends), and the top five cover girls of the 1950s.
Volume 3: begins with an explosion of new American pin-up magazines following the loosening of U.S. obscenity laws, and continues with French titles in decline, England going pervy, nudists going hippy, and Germany going pervy, hippy and political.
This re-edited version is less text heavy than the original but contains more images. Hundreds and hundreds of full color reproductions of rare and rarely seen images, as well as the most iconic, from Bettie Page to Marilyn Monroe.
- Additional Information
Item Code HISP01 Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2013 ISBN 9783836539708 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 7x9 # Pages 816pg Color Full Color