|Vintage Pulp||Aug 17 2011|
Sex and the single mädchen.
Above is the cover of the German mid-century art and culture publication Neues Magazin. This is issue number 4, which you can see indicated at lower left—heft 4, year 1950— and the text at lower right tells us that we’ll learn the art of “verführung”, or seduction. There are many interesting images inside, but for us there are two clear winners. The first is the rare ad for Jane’s Russell’s Der Engel mit den zwei Pistolen, which was known in the U.S. as The Paleface, and the second is the portrait of Josephine Baker by French illustrator Jean-Gabriel Domergue. Those pages and others appear below.
GermanyNeues MagazinThe PalefaceDer Engel mit den zwei PistolenJane RussellJean-Gabriel DomergueJosephine Bakermagazine art