Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Little More Lucia

Another gift from Steve Scott - one I'm particularly thrilled about: a 1956 magazine cover by Lucia Lerner - wow!


And a scan of the interior story art as well.


Lucia is one of my absolute favourite mid-century illustrators. If you're a new reader and would like to learn about her career, I collected the installments originally presented here on Today's Inspiration and republished them as one long story here.


Steve very kindly sent me scans from another story in that same issue of Redbook - this time by Walter Skor.


Skor is an artist about whom I've never been able to find very much information... but he certainly did a lot of terrific work for various magazines back in the '50s, so expect to see more examples here some time soon!


Once again, many thanks to Steve Scott for providing these great scans. Please visit Steve's blog, which celebrates the work of author John D. MacDonald. You'll also find many wonderful illustrations from various magazines and paperbacks by the illustrators featured here on TI.


  1. Illustrations are amazing, I like how females are drawn in the 50s there's something feminine about it all.

  2. Leif, it's great that you're still carrying a torch for Lucia after all these years. She deserves it.

  3. Just found your blog from searching for Gerry Fancett. I've got about 140 vintage Woman's Own and Woman magazines from 1947 through to the late '60s. As you can imagine some of the illustrations are fantastic. Thanks for the information and fantastic pictures, I love looking at them all! Emma