Lot 735. Blaze Starr Autobiography, Autographed Photo and a Magazine. Known as the “Hottest Blaze in Burlesque,” Starr was a dominant performer in the heyday of burlesque. Born Fannie Belle Fleming in West Virginia in 1932, she was regularly earning $1,000 a week as a stripper in the 1950s and 1960s. She also did some acting. In addition, Starr gained notoriety for her affair with Earl Kemp Long, the Louisiana Governor, who was more than 35 years older than she. Her signature is gem mint 10 on an 8” x 10” b&w photo with “‘Bustfully Yours’ Love” written above her name and a two-color star added below. Her book, “Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry,” is a 1974 hardback from Praeger Publishers, an apparent first edition. The book is ex+, and the dust jacket, ex. Starr appears in four pages of photos in Vol. 1 No. 1 of the 1962 magazine “Striparama,” vg-ex.
Winning Bid $40
Lot 736. 24 “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issues, 1973-2003, Plus a Bonus Issue. The bonus is the Feb. 21, 1955 edition, which has Betty di Bugano, once a New York model, on the cover. Inside, Bugano appears again in a five-page pictorial and brief story on the Caribbean, “America’s Riviera.” Ex issue with a mailing label. Following is a list of the issues with the year, cover model and condition of the magazine. Except as noted, magazines through 1988 have a label: 1973 Dayle Haddon, vg+ to ex. 1974 Ann Simonton, g-vg, spline split, 5.75”. 1975 Cheryl Tiegs, vg+ to ex. 1976 Yvette and Yvonne Sylvander, ex. 1977 Lena Kansbod, vg+ to ex. 1979 and 1980, Christie Brinkley, both vg+ to ex. 1984 Paulina Porizkova, no label, ex, and 1985 Porizkova, vg. The following issues do not have labels: 1989 Kathy Ireland, ex-m. 1990 Judit Mascó, vg+ to ex. 1991 Ashley (Richardson) Montana, nm. 1992 Kathy Ireland, nm. 1993 Vendela Kirsebom, nm. 1994 Kathy Ireland, Elle Macpherson and Rachel Hunter, ex+. 1995 Daniela Peštová, ex. 1996 Valeria Mazza and Tyra Banks, nm, and 1997 Banks, ex+. 1998 Heidi Klum, nm. 1999 Rebecca Romijn, ex-m to nm. 2000 Daniela Peštová, vg+ to ex. 2001 Elsa Benitez, nm. 2002 Yamila Diaz-Rahl, nm. And 2003 Petra Němcová, nm+.
Winning Bid $35
Lot 737. February 1955 “Playboy” with Jayne Mansfield as “Playmate of the Month.” Mansfield’s film career was just getting under way when she appeared in “Playboy” as Miss February. In addition to her centerfold, the magazine has a story on Louie Armstrong, fiction by John W. Jakes and Ivan Gold, drawings by Heinrich Kley and a 1955 boxing preview. Vg-ex.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 738. July 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine with Neva Gilbert as the “Playmate of the Month.” In addition to Gilbert, “Playboy” cameras focus on controversial actress and publicity seeker Simone Silva and on “The Evolution of the Bathing Suit,” the magazine’s cover subject. In an article that asks “What’s Happening to Baseball?” sportswriter Jay Arnold “takes the old game apart and puts it back together again.” Fiction is provided by William Hope Hodgson, and satire, by Shepherd Mead. Gilbert was an American model and aspiring actress. She appeared in the magazine again, 25 years later, in the Dec. 1979 issue. Ex-m.
Minimum Bid $35
Lot 739. August 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine with Arline Hunter as “Playmate of the Month.” An actress and model, Hunter was a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, photographed here as a brunette. Her centerfold was the first that Hugh Hefner did not purchase from the John Baumgarth Co. Ed DeLong was the photographer. In the 1960s, he provided many of the magazine’s “Playmate” photographs. Hunter had a somewhat limited TV and movie career through the 1960s. Evelyn “Treasure Chest” West, Lily St. Cyr and Yvette Dare are pictured in four pages of burlesque photos. Fantasy by Ray Bradbury titled “The Flying Machine,” humor by Robert C. Ruark, cartoons by Hef and an article on the origins of New Orleans jazz are among the highlights of this issue, along with a profile of Frank Lloyd Wright. Ex.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 740. September 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine. Besides a “Playmate of the Month” named Jackie Rainbow, this issue offers three pages Gina Lollobrigida photos. It also presents a Bob Hope article on golf, a Charles Beaumont story set in the world of jazz and illustrated by Leroy Neiman, and an article with photos featuring Louie “Satchmo” Armstrong. Carlyle Blackwell photographed Rainbow, a model whose last name apparently was “Emery.” Art Paul, “Playboy’s” art director for 30 years, provided the cover art. Ex.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 741. October 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine. In this “College Issue,” Madeline Castle is the “Playmate of the Month.” Photographed by Jack and Jean Drebet, she was a prominent pin-up model in the 1950s and early 1960s. A pictorial titled “Nudity and Foreign Film” occupies four pages. W. Somerset Maugham contributes “Appearance and Reality,” a fictional story, and Ray Russell offers satire concerning Hollywood. The magazine also has a selection of “College Drinking Songs” and, for football fans, some “amusing tales of the gridiron.”
Winning Bid $25
Lot 742. 4 “Playboy” Magazines for 1955 – April, May, July and November. “Playmates” of the Month” for these issues are Marilyn Waltz (April), Marguerite Empey (May), Janet Pilgrim (July) and Barbara Cameron (Nov). Waltz, an actress and model, was the first of two women to become three-time playmates. Pilgrim was the other. An office worker at “Playboy” and a model, she was “Playmate of the Month” in July and Dec. 1955 and Oct. 1956. Empey was a model, dancer and actress, and Cameron, a model. Cameron is on the cover of the Oct. issue and in two pages of photos preceding the centerfold. Other photo features in these issues are “Naked Advertising”; a six-page pictorial featuring Bunny Yeager, the model who photographed Bettie Page (one Page photo included), Tempest Storm (four pages) and “West Coast Strippers,” including Misty Ayres and Renee Andre. Michael Arlen, Mack Reynolds, Herbert Gold, Shepherd Mead, Charles Beaumont, Irwin Shaw and P.G. Wodehouse are among the authors whose works appear. Fiction, satire, sports, music, humor, art, cartoons, and contemporary news and events are featured. These issues average vg-ex to ex.
Minimum Bid $100
Lot 743. 6 “Playboy” Magazines – Jan.-March and June-Aug. 1956. Among the authors in these issues are Jules Archer, Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, Erskine Caldwell, John Collier, Stanley Cooperman, Herbert Gold, Shepherd Mead, Blake Rutherford, Mack Reynolds, Evelyn Waugh and Earl Wilson. Most of the Playmates have two pages of photos in addition to the fold-out. Here are some details for each issue: Jan. – Holiday issue with Lynn Turner as the Playmate, no photos beyond the two-page fold-out; also, nine pages of the first two dozen Playmates, including Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. Vg+ to ex. Feb. – Playmate Marguerite Empey, model, dancer and actress in her second “Playboy” appearance. Her photos were taken by film director Russ Meyer. Also, an Earl Wilson article on Jayne Mansfield with four photos, and article on Stan Kenton and the 1956 boxing preview. Vg with ex-m to nm pages. March – Playmate Marian Stafford, who did some TV commercials for Revlon and RCA. Her centerfold was “Playboy’s” first triple-page fold-out. She is on the magazine’s cover. Vg+ to ex. June – Playmate Gloria Walker; five-page pictorial of Sally Todd titled “Champagne Flight to VEGAS.” She became “Playmate of the Month” for Feb. 1957. Ex+. July – Playmate Alice Denham, a model, author and former adjunct professor of English at the City University of New York. Her short story “The Deal” appears in this issue, which also has a three-page photo spread on Maria English, who appeared in some B movies, and five pages on the Newport Jazz Festival. Vg+ to ex. Aug. – Playmate Jonnie Nicely, a model who became a mechanic at a Rockwell B-1 bomber plant in California. She apparently was supposed to be “Miss October” 1955, but creative conflicts are said to have pushed her centerfold to this issue. The Oct. 1955 issue presented four pictorial pages of her and Jean Moorehead, the issue’s centerfold. This issue also has a four-page tip-in with Shel Silverstein illustrations. Ex+ cover. Pages are ex-m or better.
Winning Bid $50
Lot 744. 4 1957 Playboy Magazines – Feb., March, April and the Dec. Fourth-Anniversary Issue. Vance Packard, Charles Beaumont, Fredric Brown, Gerald Kersh, John Lardner, Herbert Gold, Blake Rutherford and Budd Schulberg are among the authors whose work is on the pages of these issues. Cartoons by Shel Silverstein can also be found. Each “Playmate” receives two pages of photos plus the three-panel centerfold. Here are “Playmates of the Month” and content highlights: Feb. - Sally Todd, an American actress and model who was the focus of a five-page pictorial in the June 1956 issue. Also, a five-page pictorial of “The New Jayne Mansfield “; the 1957 Playboy All-Stars with Stan Kenton leader, Benny Goodman clarinet, Louis Armstrong trumpet, Frank Sinatra male vocalist, Four Freshmen vocal group, Ella Fitzgerald female vocalist, Stan Getz tenor sax and others. A ¼” scuff on the front cover; otherwise, ex. March – Playmate Sandra Edwards, a ballerina. This issue has a John Lardner article “Boxing 1957,” five pages of Vargas Girls and a page with Zsa Zsa Gabor. The centerfold is loose. Vg with pages ex and better. April – Playmate Gloria Windsor, a model and lingerie store worker. Five pages on models being photographed in New York and four pages of sports cards. Small pieces of tape hold the centerfold in place; vg, pages ex and better. Dec. – Fourth Anniversary Issue with Playmate Linda Vargas, a model and occasional actress. Photographer Peter Gowland used her images in many of his instruction books. This issue has fiction by Budd Schulberg, nine pages of visual creations by Harvey Kurtzman of “Mad” magazine fame, the transcript of a Mike Wallace interview of Hugh Hefner, and a Bunny Yeager pictorial of Lisa Winters as “Playboy’s” first “Playmate of the Year.” Ex.
Minimum Bid $20
Lot 745. 7 “Playboy” Playmate Calendars, 1964, 1982, 1987, and 1989-92. Each of these spiral-bound wall calendars is approximately 8” x 12.75”. The image area is generally about 7” x 9-10” Models for the 1964 calendar are Laura Young, Connie Mason, Heidi Becker, Unne Terjesen, Pamela Gordon, Ellen Stratton, Kathy Douglas, Toni Ann Thomas, Judi Monterey and Avis Kimble, Christa Speck and June Cochran. The first page of the calendar is vg-ex, while the other pages are ex and better. The envelope is f-g.
1982 – Sealed in the original envelope, which is vg+. Based on our experience, the calendar is ex-m+ or better.
1987 – Pages are nm and better except for a small crease in the lower left corner. Vg+ envelope. Includes Cherie Witter (Feb. 1985 Playmate), Julie Michelle McCullough (Feb. 1986 Playmate, Julie Costello in “Growing Pains”), Pamela Saunders (March 1985 Playmate), Roberta Vasquez (Nov. 1984), Carol Ficatier (Dec. 1985), Dona L. Speir (March 1984, star of “Picasso Trigger” and other action adventure movies), (Sept. 1986, Rebekka Armstrong, bodybuilder and HIV/AIDS activist), Kathy Shower (May 1985 and 1986 “Playmate of the Year”) and others.
1989 – Nm to mint calendar, vg+ to ex envelope. Includes India Allen (Dec. 1987 Playmate and 1988 “Playmate of the Year”), Rebecca Ferratti (June 1986; has appeared in more than 25 movies, including “Three Amigos,” and more than 30 music videos), Carmen Berg (July 1987; has appeared in many TV commercials), Susie Owens (March 1988; created a successful perfume business), and Kimberly Conrad (Jan. 1988 and 1989 “Playmate of the Year”; married Hugh Hefner in 1989).
The 1990, 1991 and 1992 calendars are nm-m in unopened plastic envelopes. The models for 1992 are Gianna Amore, Julie Clarke, Kerri Kendall, Melissa Everidge, Renee Tenison (Nov. 1989 Playmate and 1990 “Playmate of the Year,” the first African-American selected), Erika Eleniak, Lisa Matthews, Terry Lynn Doss, Christy Thom, Stacy Arthur, Karen Foster and Morgan Fox.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 746. 24 Magazines – “Ace” (6), “Adam” (13), “After Dark,” “After Hours,” “Babe” and “Bachelor” (2). Published in the late 1950s and early 1960, “Ace” billed itself as “The Magazine for Men of Distinction.” Issues are for April and October 1958, Oct. 1959, Aug. 1961, Nov. 1963 and March 1964. Each issue features several articles, at least one focusing on some sex-related topic; works of fiction, at least one page of cartoons and numerous photo spreads, often with one on burlesque. Overwhelmingly, the models are unknown. One exception is 26-year-old Blaze Starr, who receives a full page in a “Beach Queens of 1958” feature. Ted Mark provides a fictional story in three issues. Mark wrote more than 100 novels (under various names), including “The Man for O.R.G.Y. (Organization for the Rational Guidance of Youth),” a take-off on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Four issues are ex or better; one is vg-ex, and the other, vg.
Knight Publishing produced “Adam,” self-described as “The Man’s Home Companion,” from 1956-96. Issues in this collection are for Dec. 1957; March, April and June 1958; Feb., March, June and Aug. 1960; Jan. 1963; July 1964; Jan. and Oct. 1965; and Jan. 1968. Celebrity covers include Mamie Van Doren, July 1964, plus two inside pages; Carroll Baker, Sept. 1965, article inside and Samantha Egar on the back cover; Stella Stevens, Jan. 1968, four-page article on the movie “How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life.” Also, Arline Hunter, March 1958, a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and the Aug. 1954 “Playboy” Playmate of the Month; three pages of photos in this “Adam” issue. And Kathy Gabriel, Miss Ohio 1957 and Elvis Presley’s girlfriend for a brief time, front and back covers, April 1958. Among the celebrities whose photos appear inside the magazines are Jayne Mansfield, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Van Doren and Abbe Lane. Models for pictorials include Diana Darrin, who made more than 35 movie and TV appearances, including “The Incredible Shrinking Man” and “Bonanza”; Abby Dalton of the “Joey Bishop Show” and “Falcon Crest”; Iris Bristol, a popular 1950-60s pin-up model who appeared in several movies; Jean Carmen, called the “Queen of the B-Movies”; and Margie Hart, a famous burlesque dancer. Each issue has a two-page centerfold, all in black & white except for the Jan. 1968 edition. Fictional stories are abundant, by such authors as Robert Silverberg, who wrote “The Werewolf Gambit”; Connie Sellers, who wrote more than 100 novels, and as many as 230 (ranging from pornography to historical romance), under 94 names, both female and male; Richard E. Geis, a science fiction and erotica writer who won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer and numerous Fanzine awards; Raymond Friday Locke, best known for his “Book of the Navajo”; and William Sambrot, science fiction writer recognized for “Island of Fear.” The short stories are especially well illustrated. Cartoons appear in each issue, many by Bob Tupper. These issues range from g-vg (one issue) to ex-m+ and average ex.
The issue of “After Dark: High Doings When Lights Are Low” is Vol. 1 No. 1 from Dec. of an uncertain year. After Dark Publications of New Jersey and Bruce David are the publisher, and Alex Ander, the editor. The 66-page magazine has a two-sided color two-page fold-out at the front; photos of Carroll Baker, Ginger Rogers, and Mae West in an article on making the movie “Baby Doll”; a short story by Hal Hennesay, known for “The Midnight War”; and an article by Donald Camelli on the HiLo’s “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” record album. Models are not identified. Ex.
After Hours Vol. 1 No. 2 is from Jay Publishing in 1957. Lili St. Cyr, famous 1940s and 1950s striptease artist who performed frequently in Las Vegas, is on the cover and two pages inside. Madeline Castle is the model for the b&w centerfold. A popular model for 1950s-60s pin-ups and men’s magazines, she was “Playboy’s” Playmate of the Month for Oct. 1954. The magazine also has various pictorials; an article on Calypso, including Harry Belafonte; Ernie Kovacs and his wife Edie Adams; Woody Herman and the Fourth Herd, and a model also doubling as an auto racer. Ex.
“Babe,” Vol. 1 No. 2 from 1963, focuses on photographers and offers articles on: making plaster casts of women’s bodies for window mannequins; a partially naked horseback rider, and how photographers work with figure models. The magazine is well illustrated and has a color centerfold with five additional pages featuring photos of the model. Vg.
“Bachelor” for July 1958 and Aug. 1966 provides creative situations for photographing largely unknown naked models. Among the authors of articles and short stories is Ed Lacy (Leonard Zinberg), a crime and detective fiction writer who created Tousssaint “Touie” Marcus Moore, generally regarded as the first credible fictional African-American PI character, in his 1957 novel “Room to Swing.” It received the 1958 Edgar Award for Best Novel. His 17-page “booklength” short story in the 1958 issue is titled “Don’t Kill Us, We’ll Kill You.” Other writers are Robert H. Badrig, who wrote a book on Florenz Ziegfield, and James D. Atwater, author of “Time Bomb” and a “Time” senior editor. Vg+ to ex issues.
Winning Bid $75
Lot 747. 23 Issues of “Cabaret” Magazine, May 1955-Sept. 1957, Plus 2 Quarterleys and a Yearbook. Burlesque and jazz are the focus of this publication. Issues are for 1955: May (Vol. 1, No. 1), June, Aug., Nov., Dec., four ex, one vg-ex. 1956: Jan.-April, June-Aug. and Oct.-Dec., one nm, one ex-m, one ex+, four ex, two vg+ to ex and one vg. 1957: Jan.-May and July-Sept., one nm, two ex-m+, one ex-m, two ex+, one ex and one vg+ to ex. Among the cover girls are Marlene Dietrich (and Bettie Page on the inside of the cover), Sheree North, Lilly Christine, June Allyson, Meg Myles, Denise Darcel, Tempest Storm, Jayne Mansfield, Jennie Lee and Joan Bradshaw. Jayne Mansfield is on the covers of two Quarterleys, Volumes 5 and 7 for 1956, vg+ and vg+ to ex, respectively. The 1955 Yearbook (Volume 2) has Gwen Verdon on the front cover, vg+. These Quarterleys are spiral-bound. Most regular issues contain one or more articles on night clubs with photos of celebrities, musicians or singers, typically jazz, strip clubs and burlesque entertainers. In the inaugural issue, for example, Peggy Lee, Kay Star, Eartha Kitt, Rosemary Clooney, Dorothy Dandridge, Betty Hutton, Sophie Tucker, Dorothy Shay, Lena Horne and Hildegarde are presented as “American’s Top Ten Café Singers.” Articles in other issues deal with Muggsy Spanier; Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond and others; the “Night Club of the Stars”; Sammy Davis Jr.; Julie Wilson, the “queen of cabaret”; Elvis, in a four-page article that asks “Who the Hell is Elvis Presley?; Louis Armstrong; Eartha Kitt; “Jazz Joints”; Ella Fitzgerald; Lionel Hampton; Rosemary Clooney and others. Each issue has an article and photo spread on one or more cabarets. And each edition, all with 48 pages or more, has an abundance of photos of popular dancers - new and established stars. Starting with the Aug. 1956 issue, each edition has a color centerfold “Queen of the Month,” including: Dixie Evans, the “Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”; Jennie Lee, Lili St. Cyr, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tura Satana, and Joy Reynolds. The Yearbook contains 74 pages on New York night life, with six pages of Jayne Mansfield photos and 10 pages of “Glamour Queens.” Volume 5 provides burlesque scenes of Honolulu, Miami, New Orleans and Havana, and Volume 7, Denver, Border Towns, Las Vegas and Honolulu.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 748. June 1956 “Modern Man” Magazine with a Marilyn Monroe Cover. Inside, Monroe appears six times in a six-page pictorial and article that asks “How Dumb Are Those Hollywood Blondes?” Her “Golden Dream” photo, in black & white, occupies one full page. Jayne Mansfield, Cleo Moore, Kim Novak, Mamie Van Doren, Shelly Winters, Marie Wilson, Kathleen Hughes and Sheree North are also pictured. The magazine also has an article on Ernest Hemingway, presented as “America’s No. 1 He-Man”; an article on European auto races, and a photo of Paula Ushan and other burlesque dancers. Vg+ to ex cover with ex and better pages.
Winning Bid $55
Lot 749. 77 Issues of “Modern Man,” 1951-68, Featuring Movie Stars and Burlesque Dancers. Established more than two years before “Playboy,” “Modern Man” was variously subtitled “The Picture Magazine for Men,” “The Man’s Picture Magazine” and “The Adult Picture Magazine.” It featured photographs of widely known actresses, cabaret and burlesque dancers, and models, as well as younger women aspiring to entertainment careers. For most of the magazine’s first 15 years, its editorial content focused on nudes, sexual issues, automobiles, guns, popular culture and humor. Its final issue was published in Dec. 1976. Issues in this collection are from 1951: Aug. (Vol. 1, No. 2), Nov., Dec. 1952: Jan., April, June, July, Sept., Nov., Dec. 1953: Jan.-May, Aug. 1954: Jan.-March, May-Oct., Dec. 1955: Jan., Feb., April, July-Sept., Nov., Dec. 1956: All 12 issues. 1957: Feb., May, Aug., Sept., Nov., Dec. 1958: Feb., March, May-July, Sept.-Dec. 1959: Feb., March, May, June, Sept., Nov. 1960: Sept. (pages 27-34 missing), Dec. 1961: Jan., July, Aug. 1962: June. 1963: Nov. 1964: Nov. 1965: June. 1966: April. And 1968: Aug. These magazines grade: 2 nm, 3 ex-m+, 7 ex-m, 5 ex+, 29 ex, 8 vg+ to ex, 12, ex, 2 vg+, 6 vg, 2 g-vg, 1 g and 1 p.
Among the cover subjects are Betty Brosmer, Martine Carol, Rita Hayworth, Lili St. Cyr, Lily Ayers, Cleo Moore ("Queen of the B-Movie Bad Girls"), Diana Dors, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell, Anita Ekberg, Hildegarde, Barbara Nichols, Lily Christine, Sophia Loren, Saundra Edwards (“Playboy” Playmate of the Month, March 1957), Mamie Van Doren and others.
From Nov. 1951-March 1956, the magazine presented “Modern Man’s Gallery” of nudes, usually 12 pages, which became the “Art Gallery” in April 1956. In August that year, the magazine presented burlesque dancer Lily St. Cyr in its first color centerfold. She was followed by Candy Barr, Betty Brosmer, Syra Marty, Texas Sheridan and Lee Collins, and then a succession of unidentified models. Later, the models included Shirley Kilpatrick, Ann Peters, Diane Webber, Patty Conley, Susan Woods, Virginia Morgan, Lynne Chandler, Anne Walker and Jodi Richards. By 1962, other models appeared as the “Doll of the Month,” usually with a color photo, but not as the centerfold.
The photos of famous actresses, dancers and models appeared inside the magazine, such as Fran Gregory, Jeanne Carroll, Nancy Merrill, Lily St. Cry, Lynn Roebuck, Laurette Luez, Betty Howard, Carol Shannon, Irma the Body, Val Njord, Dagmar, Ann Francis, Jean Eyre, Barbara Nichols, Marilyn Waltz, Pat Hall “Queen of the Cover Girls,” Rita Hayworth, Susan Cabot, Mamie Van Doren, Gloria West, Candy Barr, Joan King, Syra Marty, Marilyn Monroe (inside front cover, Aug. 1955; also, June 1956), Solatire, Cleo Moore, Jayne Mansfield, Anita Ekberg, Shelly Winters, Sheree North, Val Njord, Paula Uhsan, Hildegarde Neff (Knef), Sabrina, Pat “Amber” Halliday, Sophia Loren, Colleen Farrington, Brigitte Bardot, Joi Lansing, Kim Novak and Joey Heatherton.
Cars remained a focus of the magazine throughout the years represented here, with such subjects as “Old 16,” a U.S. Locomobile race car that beat Europe’s best in 1908; the Mercer Raceabout, “Fifty Two Years of Packard,” stock car racing, home-built cars, the Stanley Steamer, the Roll-Royce, fiberglass bodies, luxury European cars, the first models of 20 U.S. car manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, “Simplex, King of the Chain Drives,” converting a Model T to a hot rod, “Will the Electric Car Come Back?”; Enzo Ferrari, “Why Americans Can’t Win European Car Races,” the Hispana-Suiza, Jaguar, “The Toughest Car Ever Made,” Tony Parravano, “The Fabulous Pope,” “America’s First Sportscar,” “Parade Car for a Madman” (Hitler) and Craig Breedlove.
Guns received attention in the earlier issues, with more emphasis on hunting and fishing in later issues. Among the topics: “Sam Colt’s Great Equalizer,” Weatherby rifles, hunting elephants, hunting moose, Spitzer bullets, Russian small arms, the Kentucky rifle, Army T-44 and T-47 rifles, the Winchester 73 rifle, basic gun care, capturing a puma alive, machine guns, choosing a revolver or an automatic, the Sharps rifle, catching channel catfish, the Winchester 30-30, hunting in New Zealand and “Big 12: The World’s Best Shotgun.”
Culture, history, home, current events and crime also were covered: Vincent Price, “How to Carve a Turkey,” “Trance Dances of Bali,” “What Every Man Should Know About Tobacco,” “What Makes Whiskey Good,” “How to Climb a Mountain,” a Chicago gangster, how a fire crew responds to a fire, the Calgary Stampede, New Orleans food, “Yachts for Everyone,” “Secret of the Atomic Submarine,” “School for Strippers,” a burro pack trip in the High Sierras, fire walking, “The True Facts About Hollywood Morals,” the Pony Express, “Movies Americans Can’t See,” Jack Palance, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Henry Miller, Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant, “Hollywood’s Most Fabled Writers,” D. H. Lawrence, “The Hectic History of Belly Dancing,” Erskine Caldwell, John Barrymore, Tallulah Bankhead, “American’s Own Death March,” Mae West, Renee Taylor, Oscar Levant, Gypsy Rose Lee, the Crosby Brothers, Roberto Rossellini, Carlo Ponti, D. W. Griffith, Lenny Bruce and the Spanish Foreign Legion.
In later issues in this collection, “Modern Man” adopted a tabloid news style and featured burlesque and cabaret dancers. Sports received occasional coverage throughout.
Winning Bid $102