The Personal 1940 Phone Book Of Rolf Armstrong Pin-up Artist Many Great Artists For Sale
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ITEM: You are offerding on a rare and the only one in existence C. 1940 personal phone book of the American pin-up artist Rolf Armstrong. The artist used this as a notebook of sorts as well as a compiled address and phone book for colleagues models contacts and friends. It is very fragile and worn with tape and torn pages and brittle paperstock throughout. This was added to and used by the artist very frequently as seen. Likley about 1940 in vintage notables include, Jimmy Cagney, Jackie Gleason, John Lagatta, Earl Moran, Henry Clive, Ted Withers, Victor Tchetchet, Jewel Flowers, Olga Bogach, Mae Murray and many others.About 45- 65 pages at 5 1/4" by 7 3/4"This item comes from the remarkable collection of Mike Wooldridge, a lifetime collector & co-author of "Pin Up Dreams" a monograph on Rolf Armstrong that was researched and enthusiastically compiled by Mike over many years. Many of these Rolf Armstrong prints, calendars and advertising die-cut signs we are listing were photographed and appeared in the pages of the book itself. Mike was without question the greatest scholar of Armstrong, the American illustrator and Calendar Pin-up artist. We will be offering his entire estate over the coming months. Mike was a familiar presence to much of the community, known by his user name -"pinupper"- both as a savvy collector and upstanding seller. His sudden death in January of 2010 was a tremendous loss to his family, friends, and the collecting community at large. We are honored to have the opportunity to share these examples from Mike's legendary collection, and to have known Mike as a friend, respected colleague and font of knowledge.100% guaranteed vintage and original and as always sells !
CONDITION: Tattered and torn and worn with tape and tears and cuts - A rare original artist owned address phone book from a magical time in the artist's illustrious career.
100% guaranteed vintage and original as always from grapefruitmoongallery good luck to all and to all good luck.
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