Gustaf Tenggren…continued

Today I completed my Redbook Magazine Tenggren collection. Gustaf Tenggren was the key designer for Walt Disney’s Snow White and Pinocchio. His magazine illustrations for Redbook still retain the Arthur Rackham-influenced style he was famous for at the time, but with an added bonus: the women he drew in these illustrations were extremely sensual and sexy. Gustaf did like the young ladies, and it shows.

For all of you Tenggren hunters out there, here is the list I’ve compiled of Gustaf Tenggren’s illustration work for Redbook. This is stunning stuff. I believe this list to be complete:

Redbook Magazine
1932
February
pp. 74-76: Ehrgott, Winston W. “Little Son – The Reality of a South American Revolution”
1 two-color double page vignette; 2 two-color vignettes.
March
pp. 26-29: Colby, Merle “Hub Deep – A Frontier Love Story”
1 two-color full page vignette; 1 two-color double half page vignette; 1 small two-color vignette.
June
pp. 20-23: Squier, Emma-Lindsay “Tribal Law”
1 two-color double page vignette; 1 large two-color illustration; 1 line vignette.
August
pp. 28-31: Walker, Ewing “Zhulie – A Wild Delight”
1 two-color double page spread; 1 two-color illustration; 1 two-color vignette.
October
pp. 24-27: Harner, Virginia Paxton “Conquistador”
1 large two-color double page illustration; 1 large two-color illustration; 1 halftone vignette.
November
pp. 34-36: Layng, Charles “Ever So Slightly Careless”
1 two-color double page vignette; 1 two-color vignette; 1 ink & brush halftone vignette.
December
pp. 20-23: Harner, Virginia Paxton “Rio Magdalena”
1 two-color vignette double page spread; 1 two-color vignette; 1 two-color ink vignette.
1933
February
pp. 46-49: Paxton, Virginia “Jungle Glamour”
2 two-color vignettes; 2 halftone vignettes.
March
pp. 56-59: Harner, Virginia Paxton “Vagabond – Love’s Light Madness”
3 two-color illustrations; 1 two-color vignette.
April
pp. 44-47: Brown, Bernice “Homeland – A Love Story of Farm People”
1 two-color illustration; 3 two-color vignettes.
May
pp. 50-53: Clark, Maurice “When You Love Completely – A story of New York and Nova Scotia”
3 two-color illustrations; 1 two-color pen vignette.
1934
November
p. 51: Burt, Katharine Newlin “This Woman and This Man”
Although credited to Jules Gotleib, this two color vignette looks a lot like Tenggren’s work.
December
pp. 46-49: Duranty, Walter “Free Night”
3 two-color illustrations.
1935
January
pp. 44-47: Jope-Slade, Christine “The Man Who Launched the Angels”
2 two-color spread illustrations; 3 two-color vignettes.
June
pp. 36-39: Donn-Byrne, Dorothea “Bad Beginnings”
1 two-color double page spread; 2 two-color vignettes.

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