Illustration

1954 – Illustration by Al Moore

For short story titled Don't Admit a Thing.

Illustration by Al Moore – Today’s Woman February 1954

Here is another stunning illustration from a mid-century Woman’s magazine. This one appeared in the February 1954 edition of Today’s Woman. It was illustrated by Al Moore for a short story titled “Don’t Admit a Thing” by Joan P Schoepperle.

I regret that I only scanned the illustration and not the entire short story. Here is an excerpt.

At twenty six Maggi Crandall was a career girl–which is to say she was nowhere.

I was able to find a bit of information about both the author or illustrator. According to her obituary, Joan P Schoepperle worked as both a writer and editor at Today’s Woman magazine and went on to life a full live with a variety of interests and accomplishments. She passed away in 2020 at the age of 92.

Illustrator Al Moore was a former Chicago Bears professional football player before becoming a popular pin-up illustrator. His bio from the Saturday Evening Post said that his talents were in high demand for advertising, calendars, magazines, and other commissions such as the US Olympic committee.

Don’t Admit a Thing – Short Story from February 1954 Today’s Woman Magazine.

The light source your see on her elbow and upper arm is a mistake on my part. My scanner sits next to a window and it picked up the late afternoon light that shined through my blinds. At first glance, I thought it was part of the artwork, but now I realize that it was me. I hope Mr Moore doesn’t mind, but I kinda like it.

Illustration Inspiration from MidCenturyPage.com – Illustration by Al Moore

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