This illustration by Al Buell was published in the June 1959 edition of Cosmopolitan magazine. It accompanied a short story mystery written by John D MacDonald titled Crossroads.
Both MacDonald and Buell were accomplished professionals in the mid-century and beyond.
John D MacDonald was known for his mystery short stories, novels, and screen plays. This includes the popular Travis McGee series which spanned 2 decades as well as the movie Cape Fear.
Al Buell was known for his Pin-up girl illustrations and WWII Americana posters. The 23 page short story included 2 illustrations by Buell. Here is the 2nd.
John D MacDonald:
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