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HARDY BOYS SERIES BEGINNING
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RUDY NAPPI 3 ORIG PULP COVER PNTGS TWO FISTED 1959
RUDY NAPPI 3 ORIG. PULP COVER PNTGS, TWO-FISTED, 1959
A COLLECTION OF THREE (3) SENSATIONAL AND EXTREMELY RARE, VINTAGE ORIGINAL, PULP COVER PAINTINGS.ALL WERE FEATURED ON THE COVERS OF 3 SEPARATE ISSUES OF TWO-FISTED DETECTIVE STORIES DIGEST
, PUBLISHED IN 1959.ALL THREE WERE PAINTED BY THE FAMOUS GREAT COVER ARTIST, RUDY NAPPI, AND ALL THREE ARE LOADED WITH GORGEOUS (AND TOUGH) BROADS IN SEXY LINGERIE, FIGHTING WITH THEIR FISTS, KNIVES AND GUNS OVER LOOT AND JEWELRY.
WHATEVER YOUR FETISH, IT'S COVERED HERE.WHAT BETTER SUBJECTS COULD YOU ASK FOR IN A PULP PAINTING?THESE ARE NOT PRINTS OR MAGAZINES
.THESE ARE THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL PAINTINGS FEATURED ON THE COVERS OF THE JUNE, SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER 1959 ISSUES OF TWO-FISTED DETECTIVE STORIES.VOLUME #1, ISSUE #'S 1, 3 AND 4.THIS WAS A DIGEST FORMAT MAGAZINE
, PUBLISHED BIMONTHLY, AND FILLED WITH LURID ACTION PACKED CRIME STORIES.
IS BEST REMEMBERED AS THE PRINCIPAL COVER ARTIST OF THE NANCY DREW PAPERBACKS
FROM 1953 TO 1979 AS WELL AS FOR THE HARDY BOYS SERIES BEGINNING
IN 1959, THE SAME YEAR AS OUR 3 PAINTINGS HERE.
...OF THE 3 PAINTINGS PRESENTED HERE, ONE IS SIGNED ON THE FRONT AND THE OTHER TWO WERE ORIGINALLY SIGNED (ACCORDING TO RUDY NAPPI HIMSELF) YET THE SIGNATURES WERE PAINTED OVER BY THE ART DIRECTOR FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER.
THE NEW OWNER MAY DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES IF THEY WOULD LIKE THE PAINT OVER THE SIGNATURES REMOVED.
(American, 1923 - present )
SIGNED: September 1959 Cover is signed on the lower right, "Nappi
."According to Rudy Nappi
himself, the other two are possibly signed under a layer of paint.
The Artists (HardyBoys.co.uk)
Many of the depictions of the brothers have become familiar with fans and collectors alike, from the classic covers by Rudy Nappi to the unique and colourful works of Peter Archer.
Rudy Nappi (US)
Rudy Nappi (US)
Over a period from the 1950s through to the late 1970s, Rudy Nappi was the principal cover artist for the US Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series, developing in the process what is generally regarded to be the definitive and most recognisable portrayals of all three characters.
Subsequently, Collins used Nappi
covers for six original series titles in 1980 (volumes 50,51, 53-56), in addition to the softcover Hardy Boys Adventure Activity Book and the revised edition of The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook.