After yesterday's convoluted story, which had me up until 1:30 (a.m.!) trying to tie together all sorts of different sources of information, I thought I'd be off the hook for a few days...until I heard on NPR that today was Polar Bear Day!! And the visually versed Bolles fans among you know what that means. There simply is no way I can let this momentous occasion pass without posting two of Enoch's most celebrated covers. The first is from 1933 and I must say the bear looks as if he is pleading for intervention from the ASPCA. You wish!! The second is the original painting to one of the most reproduced Bolles images of all. It's from the December 1936 issue of Film Fun, and presages one of the best years worth of covers he ever produced. It obviously is Enoch's twist on the girl-on-dead-bear cliché, most famously depicted by the in the 1934 Hurrell photo of Jean Harlow. Where did this weird idea of girls on shaggy skins being sexy arise from anyway? If you like the Bolles painting you can get a fabulous giclee print of it at Impact Graphics posters. Finally, sorry to announce this but in the midst of putting this post together I found yet another vast source of crazy celebration days, so expect more punny posts.