Illustration

1959 – Illustration by Al Buell

A magazine mystery by John D Macdonald

Illustration by Al Buell - Crossroads June 1959 Cosmopolitan
Illustration by Al Buell – Crossroads June 1959 Cosmopolitan

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.

Another powerful novel of suspense by one of the great mystery writers of today. Its theme: a prowling world of evil and the foolish girl who opened the door and let him in.

Crossroads by John D MacDonald with illustration by Al Buell - Cosmo June 1959
Crossroads by John D MacDonald with illustration by Al Buell – Cosmo June 1959

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.

1959 Illustration by Al Buell for Crossroads short story by john D MacDonald
1959 Illustration by Al Buell for Crossroads short story by john D MacDonald

References

John D MacDonald:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._MacDonald

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0531792/

http://jdmhomepage.org/

Al Buell:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Buell


Illustration by Al Buell - Vintage Love on MidCenturyPage.com
Illustration by Al Buell – Vintage Love on MidCenturyPage.com

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