Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ziegfeld Legs: Larry Whittington Proposed New Yorker Cover Art

Cartoonist Larry Whittington never made it into the New Yorker. A cover proposal of his displays women's legs, beach blankets, and the summer sun. Of note, Whittington's sister Marjorie was a Ziegfeld's Follies star of the 1920's, known as "the girl with the million dollar legs." Her legs were insured, according to Alex Jay, for either $250,000 or $50,000. No word though on who, if anyone, posed for her brother's artwork.

Larry Whittington, proposed New Yorker cover art

Larry Whittington's signature

Larry Whittington
eBay Listing Ended November 8, 2015

Larry Whittington, proposed New Yorker cover art

Note:  The source of the eBay seller's biographical information is Stripper's Guide, March 24, 2015.

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