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Duke (June 1957, Vol. 1, No. 1)

Burley, Dan (ed.)

Published by Duke Publishing Co, Chicago, 1957
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4to. 70pp. Original pictorial color wraps. Scarce first issue of Duke magazine. The magazine was published for an African-American audience and featured reprinted works by artists such as Ray Bradbury, Langston Hughes, Erskine Caldwell and others. After Hugh Hefner first published Playboy in 1953, dozens of clones appeared. This 'African-American Playboy' clone was issued in June 1957. American pianist and journalist, Dan Burley was the editor. Burley edited many African American publications such as Ebony, Jet, New York Age and the Amsterdam News. He also appeared in films, performed with Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and many others. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs by Robert Parent, Ron Spillman, Archie Lieberman, and Stephen Deutch. Includes reproductions of drawings by Dan Seculin, McCartney, Eldzier Cortor, Paul Pinzon, Jim Lentine, Don Sweikert, and James Lentine. Color centerfold showing the Duchess of the Month, Eleanor Crews. Minor rubbing and creasing on wraps. Bottom corner bumped slightly affecting pages throughout. Minor age toning to outer edges of leaves. Wrappers in good, interior in very good condition. Scarce. Contents:Fiction: Night of Manhood by Chester Himes. Daddy-O, That's me by William Fisher. August Afternoon by Erskine Caldwell. Sugar Brown by Langston Hughes.Humor: Our Men Like it Straight by Geo. S. Schuyler. The Last White Man by Ray Bradbury. Upstairs Versus Downstairs by Booker Bradley.Features: School for Skins by Gene Krupa. Fight Factory by Dan Burley. Titan of the Talk Trade.Pictorial: $ 300,000 Bosom by Ron Spillman. Duchess of the Month by Elroy Davis. The Primitives by Esmond Edwards.Fashion: Four-Button Man.Poetry: The Legend of Seven Skulls by Dan Burley.Departments: Dear Duke. Duke Steps Out. Duke on Discs. Male Tales. Bookseller Inventory # 30926

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Title: Duke (June 1957, Vol. 1, No. 1)

Publisher: Duke Publishing Co, Chicago

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Softcover

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