Wolf, Henry (cover illus); John Groth (illus).
Chicago. Esquire. 06/07/08- 1957.
THREE ISSUES of magazine (June through August 1957) in color pictorial wrappers as issued, illustrated in color and black and white, 130 - 190 pages, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Light wear and soiling to covers; interiors in very good clean condition. Three striking collage covers by Henry Wolf. "The Trial of Arthur Miller" by John Steinbeck (a defense of the playwright after he refused to provide the names of Communist sympathizers to the House Un-American Activities Committee), "Cars for Sportsmen", "New York's Speading Upper Bohemia", "The Quare Fellow" (a short play by Brendan Behan), and much more. Many attractive period advertisements. June: Special “Automobile Supplement,” featuring “Detroit Engineering Race,” “Cars for Sportsmen,” “Citroén D.S. 19” and more. Also, “Jazz is too Good for Americans” by Dizzy Gillespie, “The Trial of Arthur Miller” by John Steinbeck.” Also, “The Business of Making an Illusion” (motion pictures), “The Gentle Sport of Judo," with drawings by John Groth, and much more. July: Articles by Tallulah Bankhead ("The Trouble with American Morals"), Alec Waugh ("Nearing Sixty"), Ben Hecht (“Bosoms Away”), and much more. A “Pictured Essay” titled "New York’s Spreading Upper Bohemia" details “life among the avant-garde" with focus on John Houseman, Helen Frankenthaler, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, and others. Also fiction by Nathaniel Benchley, Mark Schorer, and others. August: Articles by Nelson Algren ("G-String Gomorrah"), Senator Richard L. Neuberger ("Madison Avenue in Politics"), Martin Mayer "(A Profile of the Daily Worker"—Communism’s Little-read Mouthpiece). Men’s Fashions are featured in 16pp spread "Fall Fashion Forecast." Photo illustrated piece titled "The Clarification of Audrey Hepburn"; also Act One of "the current London hit," Brendan Behan’s "The Quare Fellow." Item #55988