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.
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.
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.
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