Glam Spam USA

In my post on August 2 I raved about my favorite French magazine, PHOTO.

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Well today on Boing Boing I discovered this vintage cover of an American zine from the 1960s.

 

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Nice color, eh?

The cover girl is Jayne Mansfield and you can bet your bucks  the issue is a collector’s item.

Anyhow, that’s what passed for glam back then and it doesn’t make me nostalgic. The French photography mags of the same period had a bit more class. (Think: Bardot) That goes for the articles, too.

Speaking of things French…  this rare edition of Paris de Nuit (1932) sold on Abe Books for the sweet sum of $3,872.

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The book features 60 photographs by the master  Brassaï.

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