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    Jack Davis - Jayne Mansfield Pin Up Original Art (undated). We're not sure where this detailed montage of Jayne Mansfield's wedding day saw print. Be that as it may, there is no uncertainty regarding the brilliance of Jack Davis' pen work in this pin up. Inspired to bodybuild after viewing a magazine cover of Steve Reeves, Mickey Hargitay won the "Mr. Universe" competition in 1955 and eventually appeared as Hercules in an Italian film, "The Loves of Hercules." The two met while Mickey was posing in Mae West's popular revue at New York's Latin Quarter. Jayne happened to catch the show, and when her dinner companion asked her what she wanted that evening, she quipped, "I'll have a steak and the man on the left." Mickey and Jayne married two years later in what would become the most publicized marriage in Hollywood history. The two were married on January 13, 1958, in Palo Verde, California. Jack Davis gives the media event his send up in this drawing. The overall paper size measures approximately 17" x 23". The paper shows mild signs of aging and has a few minor stains outside the image area; otherwise it is in Very Good condition. This is a wonderful piece of 1950s American pop culture as rendered by the legendary Mad magazine artist!

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    29th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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