Today’s 28 Days of Love post features an illustration by Lynn Buckham for the short storied titled Legal and Tender written by Jack Finney. The work was published in the February 1955 edition of Good Housekeeping magazine.
There are so many talented writers and illustrators who published their works in mid-century women’s magazines that it is sometimes hard to keep track of them. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and fellow bloggers who share a passion for this period. With each post, I learn something new. The take away is that these written works are another way to appreciate the mid-century and how it influences the way we entertain ourselves today.
Jack Finney, for example, became known for his work in suspense and science fiction. A dozen of his stories were adapted to film and screen such as the classic mid-century horror film Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the Film Noir House of Numbers. Finney was 44 at the time he wrote Legal and Tender. His imagination was working overtime during this time. His works are many and his stories are still being adapted today.
Lynn Buckham was also staying busy. The number of illustrations for short stories and advertisers during this timeframe was many. He was 37 as the time of this illustration. Like his peers, Buckham’s attention to detail helped to tell the story for the reader.