Original archive of photographs, text copy, and other ephemera from "My Escort," an adult men's magazine from the late 1950s

Hollywood: Seeger Publications, Circa late 1950s. Archive of photographs, text copy, cartoons, letters, story and photo submissions, banking documents and other ephemera from the short-lived men's magazine "My Escort," published in Hollywood, circa late 1950s.

Not to be confused with the British men’s magazine "Escort," which began publication in 1980. Detailed inventory available upon request.

The majority of the archive dates from 1959, likely the only year "My Escort" was published, as our research locates only three known published issues, January/February, March, and May of 1959. An extensive archive, comprised of over 100 photographs, 46 with printing instructions written on the versos and on attached paper slips, seven contact sheets, twelve single panel adult comics (two of which are original art), and over 75 pages of copy, stories, limericks, jokes, and advice columns, as well as advertising proofs, notes, financial documents, and various documents relating to the publication. A selection of internal materials are housed in a folder with a pin-up girl illustration affixed to the front wrapper and a cartoon illustration on the verso with the thought bubble, "The double minded person's short story book!!! Got any to add?"

The archive also includes over 30 letters, including inquiries regarding photographers, models, and writers, many in post-marked envelopes, including four multiple-page story submissions, six photograph submissions (one color), as well as a color slide and color negative submission.

Included in the archive are photographs of models Doris Gohlke, Jackie Miller, June Wilkinson, Bridgette Baum, Shirley Quimby, Mabel Rea, Shellie St. Monte, Joy Laine, and Melody Ward, and comics by Stanley Rayon. Among the banking documents is a canceled check for former pin-up model and photographer Bunny Yeager, best known for her work with Bettie Page, likely a contributing photographer for the magazine.

Folder: 9.5 x 11.75 inches. Contents attached with a prong-binding at the top edge. Very Good plus, with light splashing and rubbing overall.

Photographs: 2.5 x 3 inches to 8 x 10 inches, with the majority of the photographs being 8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus to Near Fine overall.

Other documents: 2.75 x 3.75 to 8.5 x 11 inches. Very Good plus to Near Fine overall.


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