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Monday, August 13, 2007

Spot the Bolles



Blogger Jack R said...

Argggh...are you teasing me, Evelyn? The first image is the only Bolles, and it may be just the girls as the military men look just a bit too gruff for Bolles.
Thanks for sharing this.

5:09 PM  
Blogger michaelE said...

Whew! Sure glad I saw Jack's comment before I said something stupid like they all are Bolles!

6:49 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Thanks for the info Jack. I was definitely fooled by the second image.

Hi Michaele. I thought the first two were by Bolles, for sure, the third maybe (the pose was on, but the face didnt look quite right), but probably more likely done by someone else "in the style of" Bolles, and the fourth, probably not.


7:29 PM  
Blogger Rhiannon said...

Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! I'm amazed by all the precode pictures you have here. :)

5:05 AM  
Blogger Jack R said...

Oh gosh, Michelle & Jim, it took me years to get to the point where I could be sure about what was a Bolles and what wasn't, and sometimes I still am not 100% sure. As you rightly point out, there were a lot of artists working in a style similar to Bolles.

9:01 AM  
Blogger jtk said...

Hi Rhiannon,

Youre welcome, and thanks for adding me!


3:52 PM  
Blogger jtk said...

Hi Jack,

The second and third illustrations appear to be signed, but I couldnt quite make them out.

Did Bolles draw many nudes? I ask because I found a scan of Tattle Tales magazine from July 1933 featuring the only nude Ive ever seen by Bolles.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Jack R said...

He did nudes for Tattle Tales, Stolen Sweets and several other "unde the counter" titles. None were ever signed and the publishers of were constantly harassed by the authorities. I have published several examples on my flickr page under bollesbiggestfan. He also did some unpublished nudes too and I'll get around to posting them one of these days. Thanks for your interest and of course, thanks to Jim for this forum.

11:04 PM  

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