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    Marilyn Monroe (Pin-ups, Boston, Mass., 1953). Pin-up Posters (2) (21.5" X 61").
    1953 was not only the year of Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire, but also the year Popular Science magazine ran an ad in its August edition for a set of fantastic, life-size pin-ups including the rising new star, Marilyn Monroe. The ad was sandwiched between offers for "Bargain Carbine-style .22 Rifles," "Build Your Own Jet Engine," and "Famous Super Sniffer for Uranium Prospecting," and called the pin-up posters "The Best Gag Gift Ever." For only two dollars, a man with a "den, bar, or playroom" could own one of these images of the bikini clad bombshell featured in a set. The two varying styles were for two different printings of the posters and sold by different vendors. They show slight discoloration along the edges, pinholes, small edge tears, very slight wrinkling, and come with an original mailing tube. This is a special opportunity to acquire both styles of these rare posters in one lot! Rolled, Very Fine.


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    July, 2012
    25th-26th Wednesday-Thursday
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