Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving courtesy of Enoch Bolles

You've waited far too long since our last post and so on this special day your patience is being rewarded with a rare proof of a 1923 Film Fun cover hot out Enoch Bolles' oven of imagination. Proofs are tests prints done before the actual run of the magazine cover to ensure that the newsstand version stands up to the high standards set by our man Enoch. Most were discarded and what survived were gobbled up by hungry collectors. This example even has color registration marks at the bottom of the image. In spite of the labors of the printers, they couldn't capture the vibrancy of the original image. And as appetizing as the background spread is, it doesn't measure up to our delectable Bolles girl, although she seems to have a different opinion about how she weighs in.