An exhibition titled Thrill Seekers: The Rise of Men's Magazines opened Thursday, October 4, on Level 1 of Olin Library, in the Grand Staircase Lobby and Ginkgo Reading Room. The display, presented by Washington University's Modern Graphic History Library, charts the growth of men's magazines from the 1940s to the 1960s. Highlights include original artwork, tear sheets, and whole issues of Esquire, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune, as well as pulp fiction and girlie magazines. Artists featured include Al Parker, Robert Weaver, Ernest Trova, and Robert Andrew Parker, among others.
Thrill Seekers will remain on display until January 31, 2013. A digital version of the exhibit is forthcoming.
Learn more about the unique collections comprising the Modern Graphic History Library at http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/MGHL/.