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Breaking NewsRare Marilyn Mag Found!

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The Advertising Archives discovers the Holy Grail of celebrity magazine covers!



Larry Viner, director of The Advertising Archives, has spent most of his life searching for rare magazines. Some of his best finds have been in car boot sales or dingy attics where home-owners are only too grateful to get rid of what they consider to be junk. After a 9-hour round trip to the remote wilds of Scotland, he purchased a large quantity of magazines from the new occupants of a house. Amongst the vintage Vogue magazines he discovered a run of a British magazine from the 1940s called 'Leader', and one rare 1946 issue which is the first publication to have featured Marilyn Monroe on the front cover prior to her becoming famous, when she was simply known as Norma Jean. Marilyn ephemera is probably the most iconic and collected in the world. A rare copy of this magazine recently sold for in excess of £5000! We are thrilled to have this in our collection! You will find it here along with a selection of our other stunning Marilyn Covers. Iconic never looked so good!


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1946 UK
Leader Magazine Cover
30571177
1952 Sweden
Billed Bladet Magazine Cover
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1954 Italy
Rosso e Nero Magazine Cover
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1953 Australia
Photoplay Magazine Cover
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1954 USA
Movies Magazine Cover
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1953 USA
3D Star Pinups Magazine Cover
30571182
1959 USA
Cosmopolitan Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Playboy Magazine Advert
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1954 UK
Picture Show Magazine Cover
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1959 UK
Picture Show Magazine Cover
30570285
1956 UK
Picture Show Magazine Cover
30569903
1955 UK
Picture Show Magazine Cover
30569067
1956 UK
Picturegoer Magazine Cover
30555909
1953 UK
Illustrated Magazine Cover
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1970s USA
Time Magazine Cover
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1960s USA
Life Magazine Cover
30513951
1950s UK
Picture Post Magazine Cover
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1950s UK
Picture Post Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Look Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Photoplay Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Life Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Life Magazine Cover
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1950s USA
Modern Screen Magazine Cover
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1950s UK
Photoplay Magazine Cover
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1953 USA
Life Magazine Cover
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1953 UK
Picturegoer Magazine Cover
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1954 UK
Picturegoer Magazine Cover
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1954 UK
Picture Show Magazine Cover