Peace on the Tightrope June 1935 Vanity Fair American magazine Marlene DietrichBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, Early 20th Century Periodicals, Vanity Fair, Interwar Years, Marlene Dietrich, Political Cartoons).
Published June, 1935, New York by the Conde Nast Publications, Inc.
72 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Nice assortment of dated advertising as well, many illustrated and a few in color.
Includes a full page pin-up girl style color artwork by Petty, two nice photos by Steichen, a pictorial 2 pp. spread on the dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a glamour bw photo of Marlene Dietrich, etc. A great issue.
Nice interwar era American magazine with pleasing visual content.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, various mostly small signs of age, time and handling, nothing offensive or major. Overall a nice looking example.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Magazine remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives. This item is not new- it is old and has been handled by different owners in the past.
Magazine Measures c. 12 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W.