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    Milton Caniff - Miss Lace Pin-Up Original Art (undated). Hubba hubba! The men of the 63rd Infantry Division are zero-ing in on their objective -- the smokin' hot Miss Lace! Milton Caniff drew this sizzling specialty piece to commemorate the first anniversary of the boys of "blood and fire" at Camp Van Dorn. Male Call, starring Miss Lace, was syndicated to more newspapers than any other comic strip in history, approximately 3,000, all told. Milton Caniff began the strip on January 24, 1943 and continued his "good girl" feature for the duration of the war. Since the audience was nearly all-male, her adventures tended to be quite "spicy." Along with George Baker's Sad Sack and Bill Mauldin's Willie and Joe, Miss Lace numbers among the most fondly recalled of World War II's military-related cartoon characters. The final Male Call strip appeared on March 3, 1946. The paper has an overall size of 15.25" x 17", while the image area is approximately 14.5" x 15". The figure of Miss Lace, original art, was cut out and pasted onto the background board, and she stands 13.5" tall. The art has some edge wear and a few minor stains; otherwise the art is in Very Good condition. Add some sizzle to your art collection with this gorgeous full-length portrait of the WWII bombshell. From the collection of Gill Fox.

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    February, 2005
    9th-10th Wednesday-Thursday
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