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For sale is an original cardboard 1952 ADVERTISING PIN-UP INK BLOTTER from Van Buskirk Press, 109 East Hanover St, Trenton, NJ. Full color ink blotter features pinup illustration from artist Earl Moran. The blotter measures 9 inches by 3 3/4 inches. This advertising blotter is in excellent good condition. Perfect to display in your man cave.

Earl Moran, (December 8, 1893 – January 17, 1984), born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, was a 20th-century pin-up and glamour artist. In 1931, Earl opened a small studio where he specialized in photography and illustration. After sending paintings of bikini-clad girls to two calendar companies, Moran signed an exclusive contract with Brown and Bigelow. Between 1932 and by 1937, his pinups sold millions of calendars for the company. In 1946, Moran moved to Hollywood and painted many movie stars, including Betty Grable, for publicity posters. Soon after his arrival, he interviewed a young starlet named Norma Jeane Dougherty who wanted to model for him. For the next four years, Marilyn Monroe posed for Moran and the two became friends. She always credited him with making her legs look better than they were as she felt they were too thin. Moran’s work during this time period is now his most valuable.  

Weight 0.75 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6 × 1 in