#324 - High Heels 2 4
High Heels, Volume 2, Number 4
A Selbee publication, 1963
optimized for ebook viewing
After Leonard Burtman discontinued publication of his now legendary, digest-sized Exotique magazine in 1959, he introduced Satana, Bizarre Life, Leg Show, Corporal, Three, Stocking Parade, and others, including High Heels magazine. His 1960’s publications had more and larger pages and good photography.
The digital replica ebook contains all 72 pages. It is of interest to Selbee/Burtman fans because its contents comprise no part of any anthology. One of Mr. Burtman’s most important contributions to the art and history of lifestyle publishing was his continuous presentation of the works of Eric Stanton. This issue contains a four-panel page of the “Savage Sisters” serial and full page short story illustrations by the Maestro. Mr. Stanton is listed as art director on the title page.
TALL, TAN AND TERRIFIC | fiction with one Eric Stanton illustration
KICK-OFF CUTIE | Vangie Johns - fishnets and two-tone HH mules
HEAVENLY HOSIERY FOR HIGH HEELS | article - assorted Selbee pix
THE SAVAGE SISTERS | cartoon serial by the Maestro
NYMPH IN NYLONS | Tracy James - slim, cute and cheerful
FRENCH LEAVE | Yvonne Cartier - outdoors
MISS HIGH HEELS NO.4 | Helga Swenson - best, RHT, sling-back heels, everything a pinup should be
FROM THE MAILBAG | letters - assorted Selbee pix
LADY LONGLEGS | Marlene Sanderson - 3-inch pumps, tights, cigarette holder
HIGH HEEL PARADE | photos from readers
BIZARRE BRITISHER | Doreen - spike heels
MORE OF THE BEST FROM FRANCE | full-page photo assortment
CROWNING TOUCH | Nikki Dawson - short, FF stockings
This 72-page issue is filled with photos of pretty models in stockings, garter belts and high-heeled footwear, including, mules, sling-backs, sandals, and pumps. Heel height varies from three inches to five inches.
All pictures in the digital replica show clearly. Tonality of photos has been adjusted and specks retouched. Some page layouts have been revised to obtain larger pictures of the models. Edges have been trimmed and empty margins reduced.
Before digital processes, photographs were shot by big cameras in print shops and a dot pattern, sometimes called benday, was imposed on the image. In so doing, the varied, continuous gray tones of the original photo were translated to a patterned set of dots of many sizes. A picture consisting of dots on the printing plate allows for discrete delivery of ink to paper. This permits the color of the paper appear in the visible image on the printed page.
Many of the pictorials in High Heels, Volume 2, Number 4, consist of photographs that were prepared for stripping into a flat (the assembled “negative” through which light passes to expose the offset plate). In addition to this standard method of magazine page assembly, this issue of High Heels also consists of photographic images that were appropriated from other magazines. Those images contain the benday pattern from their first appearance in print along with a second benday pattern that was added when those magazine pictures were made ready to appear in High Heels, Volume 2, Number 4.
Due to the application of two benday screens to some of the photos in the magazine, and because many of the pictures are small, the printed images have lots of grain. Of the 110+ pictures in the optimized ebook, about 20 are grainy.
To compensate for this imperfection, and other now famous worldwide conditions, the optimized ebook is free. The $3.24 price of High Heels, Volume 2, Number 4, is the same price as the 64-page High Heels, Volume 2, Number 2 (from 2006, #322 @ $3.22), which is sold without an optimized ebook.*
Two e-books, delivered by download link.
*Product #322 comes with Gene Bilbrew’s “Madame Bizarre”. If you purchase this ebook and don’t have a copy of the “Madame Bizarre” ebook, ask for it in the comments section of the order page.