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Dian Hanson's History of Girly Magazines SC (2006Taschen) comic books

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    Dian Hanson's History of Girly Magazines SC (2006Taschen) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Dian Hanson.

    Whether you call them men's sophisticates, nudie books, or girly magazines, this long-ignored art form has a rich international history.

    Author Dian Hanson, a girly magazine editor for 25 years, follows the evolution of the genre from 19th century France, through the Jazz Age, two world wars, the breast-centric 1950s to the end of the swinging '60s. Along the way you'll see hundreds of vintage magazines from Argentina, England, France, Germany, Mexico, and the US. Some covers are exquisitely painted by top pin-up artists Enoch Bolles, George Quintana, Earl Moran, and Peter Driben. Others are posed by Hollywood stars like Jane Mansfield, Tina Louise, and Marilyn Monroe.

    All are fascinating artifacts of their time, including La Vie Parisienne, the first men's lifestyle magazine from 1900; jazz-infused Sex magazine from 1926; legendary fetish digest Bizarre from 1949; Hugh Hefner's Playboy from 1953; up to hippie-inspired Nude Rebellion from 1967.

    Softcover, 6-in.x 7 1/2-in., 672 pages, full color. Mature Readers

    Cover price $24.99.