Monday, October 21, 2013
Our Bolles girl is the embodiment of reptile awareness. This image appeared on the February 1924, the year Bolles took over as sole cover artist for Film Fun. It was a very inventive period for Enoch and he produced several other gangbuster covers that year. While it may seem that scaly creatures would make anything but an endearing prop for pinups, Bolles revisited the reptile theme several more times during his career. He not only pulled another croc out of his alligator suitcase of props but also employed snakes and turtles. In fact he did more covers with reptiles than with puppies.
And to finish on a high note, here's a charmer whose seriously wrapped up with serpent awareness.
Posted by Jack R at 1:00 AM
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
What is it with Miley? She needs to enlarge her fashion sense beyond the same pale underthings and take a fashion cue from our Bolles girl, who demonstrates how to ride a wrecking ball in style and sure-handed authority. Her jaunty work uniform looks right in place on the job site, and unlike Miley she took the time to lace up her boots. Some time back I wrote about another underdressed girl of the music scene who seems to have picked up on up some Bolles girl poses and the post got a notice in Esquire magazine. They were a bit ambivalent about the connection, but that's not about to stop me from looking. The Bolles girl lives on!
Posted by Jack R at 7:54 AM
Monday, August 19, 2013
A great Bolles cover to celebrate Aviation Day, a theme that he revisited a number of times over the years. Sorry for the long layover but my carrier has experienced some mechanical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in your viewing pleasure.
Posted by Jack R at 7:51 PM
Friday, May 3, 2013
I've been dying to post this cover for Tuba day but missed my cue two years in a row. No way was I going to let that happen again. You just got to love this image but I've long wondered how she made it past the art editor. Consider that Gay Parisienne was among the most notorious of the so-called under the counter pulps. It had a sordid reputation to live up to. Just how Enoch managed to convince a dirty minded salesman that a girl perched on a brass tuba would sell magazines is beyond me. But then again, she is a Bolles girl!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
To celebrate National Golf day we start out with another fine example of Bolles advertising work. Clearly the assignment called for realism and Bolles succeeded in subsuming his personal expressiveness to meet the dictates of the advertising editor. If you were to look for any giveaways this is a Bolles the most obvious would be the treatment of her hair. Below we see several other birdies in great position on the fairway. Curiously Bolles was no golfer. His favored pole was for fishing.
Posted by Jack R at 8:03 AM