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Dian Hanson's History of Pin-up Magazines Vol. 1-3 Hardcover – May 1, 2013
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While the bulk of the three volumes is taken up with cover photos (and a few discreet glimpses inside some of the issues), the often very witty text by Dian Hanson, and her occasional collaborators, helps to places these artefacts in their cultural context. These weren't always just titty magazines. Sometimes they also provided a home for some of the world's greatest writers and for anti-establishment expression. The great era of the girlie magazine is now over, but this book allows us to travel back in time and imagine what it was like to live in a society where the prospect of viewing a shapely girl in her underwear was enough to give a man sweaty palms as he handed a small coin to a newsagent to procure his ticket to a paradise of pulchritude.Read more ›
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I love this boxed set, and have gotten two copies for a friend. Magnificent collection of kitschy graphics, including a very attractive slipcover for the boxed set, which actually... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lori
The publisher and editor got this one completely wrong: don't judge a book by its publisher and editor this time. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by Geronimo