Publication: Creative Playing Card Co, Inc, nd (ca 1961), St Louis, (ca 1961 )
First edition. 52 American Beauties Plastic Coated Playing Cards. Each card measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2." Each card displays a different woman with a comment at the bottom of each card; i.e. "skirting the issue; a Christmas eye; caught napping; a peach on the peach; jeepers peepers; etc. The images on the cards are by Gil Elvgren, "creator of alluring womanhood, 'who uses the 'live model plus photographs technique' in his enchanting paintings. A skilled photographer, he arranges many of his interesting situation pictures by photographing his beautiful models in the setting he plans to paint." Opposite side of each card shows a pair of white gloves and a black top hat on a red background. Near fine.
Inventory Number: 49058