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Esquire(?) Calendar

Illustrated by Ward Brackett

1952

 

Brenda wants your vote

  • James Rose PRO 8y

    '52!? Holy cow, that was adventurous! And hot. And well executed.
    Though the verse is flea-ridden doggerel...
  • Leif Peng PRO 8y

    All spot on observations, James Rose. I especially think Brackett gave this girl a very modern hair cut. Totally atypical for the times, for pinup... a very compelling look!
  • Skip Goforth 8y

    With her fine bone structure and boyish haircut and compelling body language this gal is way ahead of her time compared to the more zatfig women mostly seen in early '50's calendars.
    I like Mr. Brackett!
  • Leif Peng PRO 8y

    ditto, skip! ;-)
  • r8r PRO 8y

    rather than looking like a growed-up woman, this gal looks like she just stepped out of a malt shop.

    and I sure like the implied sand dune.
  • carol 8y

    Looks a lot like a co-ed to me... = J

    FWIW, Greta Garbo was sporting this hairdo (pageboy?) in the 20s - it's timeless = )

    I'm intrigued by the curiously marked dates on the calendar......
  • Leif Peng PRO 8y

    Yeah, you're right, ctb59... but very few pinups from this period had this sort of look, timeless or not. That's what so interesting about Brackett's choice in presenting us with this particular lovely gal.

    The circled dates were done long before my time by the gentleman from whom I inherited my original collection of old magazine clippings... so I'm afraid I can't say what their significance is.
  • Norman 8y

    There are greens and there are reds... some kind of "scoring" system, maybe? (pun intended)
  • jamesatkent 8y

    I think the starfish is trying to tell us something.
  • Bryan Costin PRO 8y

    I have this one too. Always one of my favorites.

    --
    Seen in mid-century illustrated (?)
  • Nanael 8y

    Belíssima obra, so pretty!
  • hypnotiza 6y

    Love it!
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