The Male Gaze In The Mad Men Era

Shall we call it the Mad Gaze then? Especially since this was also the hey-day of the late great Mad Magazine. But we are talking the popular gentlemen's magazines from the sixties. Because the sort of man who read Playboy read other mags too he didn't necessarily leave on the coffee table of his bachelor pad. Here is a treasure trove of original illustration art from the lively and slightly disreputable second-tier, packed with cultural information as well as damsels in distress and dames that spell danger, reflecting that untidy era of yearning and change. And jazz. You won't find a single Time or Saturday Evening Post cover among them. That we promise.