April 25, 2015


Saturday Pin-Ups: Fabulous. Fabulous magazine began in 1964 and featured photographs, pin-ups, and articles for the youth market. As we saw in teen magazines in the US during the 1960s, covers often sported pop idols like The Monkees, The Beatles, and Batman. Fabulous was interesting for its better coverage of UK stars like Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann, and Small Faces. The publication later changed its name to Fabulous 208, and by the 1970s became known as Fab208. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. covers are of interest, of course, but I especially loved seeing a few Beatles images that hadn't crossed the Spy Vibe radar: Paul McCartney as Chaplin and a wonderful sequence of John Lennon as detective Sherlock Holmes. Also of note is the January 1966 issue with Space-Age theme. All the fun of Space Fashion must have leaked out the air lock during the Manfred Mann photo session. Readers can find issues for sale at Beat Chapter here. Enjoy!

Selected Spy Vibe posts: Golden Margaret NolanMan From UNCLE RocksteadyPussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P.Edward Mann FashionLeonard Nimoy TributeShatner at 84Bob Morane seriesNew Saint PublicationsThe Saint Complete box setGerry Anderson Box SetsMusic For SpiesThai Bond DesignBrian Clemens RIPBond vs ModernismImitation GameNew Avengers BooksRingo Does GoldfingerSixties Beat WearPopular SkulltureArt of ModestyAvengers Blu-ray updateTokyo Beat 1964Polaroid SpyFeraud Mod FashionFlint Scores!Bond DanishNew Richard Sala BookNew 007 ComicsDesigning Bond BooksGreen Hornet MangaMargaret Nolan ArtNo 6 FestivalBarbarella ReturnsDesigner: Gene WinfieldAvengers Interview: Michael RichardsonIan Fleming: Wicked GrinJane Bond Hong Kong RecordsRyan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E.Comics Week: ArchieComics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMANComics Week: Jimmy OlsenRare Avengers ScriptsMan From Uncle UK ComicsThunderbirds ComicsShakespeare Spies: Diana RiggShakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers InterviewAvengers Book: Bowler Hats & Kinky BootsGeorge Lois Design & Mad MenRichard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny InterviewThe 10th Victim Japanese and KindleU.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, The Saint books returnTrina Robbins InterviewCatsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.

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