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These two magazines contained relatively little advertising, but that plus semi-gloss paper boosted its cover price to 50 cents.

Classic Photography

6 ssues 1956–April 1958 50¢ Glossy Magazine

Classic Photography was printed on a semi-gloss paper. Contained relatively little advertising, but that plus semi-gloss paper boosted its cover price to 50 cents. Each issue had three sections of "nude studies."

The inaugural issue posed the question: "Who takes great picture?" then answered, "A sensitive man in a well-equipped studio … the man—or woman—who patrols a newsbeat … the parent who takes a child to the park." Most issues began with a serious and sensitive look at a very human subject then transitioned smoothly into nudes that were annotated with very technical photographic information such as aperture and speed settings.

Marilyn Mayes, Associate Publisher

Sumner Plunkett, Managing Editor

Helen Schmid, Associate Editor

#1 (Autumn 1956)

4 • A Touch of Greatness" by Erika

10 • "Woman is Eternal" by Bernard of Hollywood

20 • "The Lady or the Tiger?" by Paul Duckworth

24 • "Russ Meyer Out of Doors" by Russ Meyer

28 • "Shooting Our Cover" by Charles Kell

30 • "Kallard's Nudes" by Tom Kallard

36 • "The Wizardry of Weege" by Arthur Fellig (aka "Weegee")

42 • "Celebrity of Sell-ebrity?" photographers uncredited. Features a photo of Marilyn Monroe.

46 • "Grundy's Aquarium" by Douglas Grundy

 
Celebs in the spotlight of Classic Photography #1 (1956)

Issue #2 (Winter 1956) · 52 pages

5 · "Places and Faces." Louis Stettner, profile and work

10 · "Shooting the Nude Outdoors." John Wilson tells about it

14 · "Erika by Request." A New York sampling

16 · "Favorite Model." George Pickow picks his (model: Jayne Hacklin)

20 · "100 Years Ago." David Octavius Hill, historical profile and work

22 · "The Other Guyther." A conventional collection from an unconventional photographer

24 · "Steelworker." Walking the high beams with Ben McCall

26 · "Shooting the Bullfight." Peter Bucklery, profile and work

31 · "Portfolio of Beauty." Best pix by best glamour photogs

42 · "Make Your Own View Camera More Adaptable." A Classic How-to report

44 · "Camera in Bali." A Classic around the world report

50 · "Tips to Tyros." Another prize for amateurs

#3 (Spring 1957)

Cover by Jack Nelson from Shostal

  • 4 • "Readers Write"
  • 5 • "Italy and Yugoslavia." By George Daniell.
  • 10 • Beauty on the Beach." By Bunny Yeager.
  • 18 • "Action at Sea." By Orlando.
  • 20 • "Gloucester Scenes" By John Dominus (aka Dominis?)
  • 23 • "Mexican Street Photographer." Uncredited
  • 25 • "Portfolio of Beauty." By Tom Winters, Erno Slovak, Gerry Low, Ed Lettau, Harold Marks, Len Furia
  • 34 • "The Cat and the Mouse"
  • 36 • "The Dramatic Portaits of Gene Cook." Starring Eleonora Rossi-Drago, Tina Louise, Antonella Lualdi, Gina Lollobrigida, and Rossana Podesta
  • 41 • "War and Peace." Behind-the-scenes of the film starring Audrey Hepburn.
  • 46 • "The Roving Rollieflex of Bill Stone." By Bill Stone
  • 50 • "Tips to Tyros." By Terry Aldrich

Issue #4 (Summer 1957) · 52 pages

  • 3 · "Siam." By Alfred Palmer.
  • 8 · "The Glass Figure." Zoltan Glass
  • 12 · "Dave Heath in Korea."
  • 16 · "Faces in the Crowd." By Lou Bernstein
  • 18 · "On the Waterfront." Uncredited.
  • 22 · "The Sultry South Seas." By Alfred Palmer.
  • 26 · "Hildegard's Europe." By Hildegard Sandhusen.
  • 30 · "Girl in Water." By Russ Meyer.
  • 34 · "Yachting for the Girls." Uncredited.
  • 36 · "Sidewalks of New York." By Griff Davis and Dave Heath.
  • 40 · "In a Low Key." By Gerry Low.
  • 44 · "Talented Amateurs." By Dave Grube, Lyle S. Wessale, Peter K. Studner.
  • 50 · "Readers Write."

#5 (Autumn 1957)

  • 3 • "Paris in the Spring" by Al Barry
  • 8 • "Outdoor Girls" by Bunny Yeager. Nudes
  • 10 • "Poetry with a Camera" by May Mirin
  • 16 • "Old Stiurbridge Village" by George Pickow
  • 20 • "The Animal World" by Philip D. Gendreau
  • 22 • "Rangoon—Gilt-Covered Buddhist City" by Andre da La Varre
  • 26 • "Sophisticated Figure Studies" by Ed Lettau
  • 30 • "Photo Lighting the Torso" by Erno Slovak. Nudes
  • 34 • "Italy" by George Daniell
  • 40 •  "My Old Kenturcky Home" by Irv Farmer
  • 44 • "The Genius of Glass" by Zoltan Glass. Nudes
  • 50 • Readers Write

#6 (Winter 1958)

Index needed.

Issue #7 (Apr. 1958) · 54 pages

3 · "Drama and Elegance." Andre de Dienes' classic touch

8 · "Gotham in the Spring." By A.F. Sozio

12 · "Your Miss Brooks." Nudes by Bernard of Hollywood

16 · "Egypt." By Andre de La Varre

20 · "Grist Mill in the Capital." By Orlando

24 · "Rim Lighting." Nudes by David Avant

28 · "Child Portraiture." By Ed Lettau

32 · "Sled-Dog Racing." By George Evans

36 · "Venice." By Toni Del Tin

40 · "Keep the Old Fires Burning." Heating devices in great grandpa's day by George Pickow

42 · "Figure Studies by Natural Light." By John E. Wilson

48 · "World's Thinnest Eater." An unual and interesting place by Kurt Shellenbach

Master Photography

2 issues Summer–Autumn 1957 50¢ Glossy Magazine

Winters and Whitman, editorial and art direction

Issue #1 (Summer 1957) · 52 pages • Tina Louise cover

5 · "Hildegard." By Hildegard Sandhusen.

12 · "Focus on Sailing." By Morris Rosenfeld.

16 · "Lighting the Nude." By Edgar Brind.

20 · "A Camera in Israel." By Werner Braun.

26 · "Glamour Studio." By Erno Slovak, Don Ornitz, Bunny Yeager, Russ Meyer, and Gerry Low.

34 · "Kalischer's Kids." By Clemens Kalischer.

36 · "New Trend in Fashion Photography." By Gerry Low.

40 · "Harlem Street Scenes." By Richard Saunders.

44 · "Erika's Studies of Character." By Erika.

48 · "Camera on the California Coast." By Jeff Thomson.

#2 (Autumn 1957) • Cyd Charisse cover

Index needed.


#3 (Winter 1957)

  • 3 • "Documentary Camera in Italy" by Paul Edwards
  • 8 • "Women of Bali" by Philip Bendreau
  • 12 • "Stars and Starlets" by Andre de Dienes. Featuring Joan Tyler, Anita Ekberg, Ursula Theiss, Eartha Kitt, Tanya Yatos, Arline Hunter
  • 14 • "Happy Moods" by Mike Cuesta
  • 18 • "Stratford-on-Avon" by George Pickow
  • 22 • "The Arab World" by George Greene
  • 26 • "The Realism of Zloltan Glass" by Zoltan Glass
  • 32 • "Natchez" by Leo J. Hefferman
  • 36 • "Hong Kong" by Leon Tessier
  • 40 • "Avant Glamour" by David A. Avant. Nudes featuring Betty Page
  • 46 • "St. Moritz"