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HIGH 1.5 Feb. 1958
Vol. 1 No. 5
The TALL Magazine for Men
Published by Periodical House Inc, 23 West 47th Street, New York 46, NY
Bernard Baily -- Editor & Art Director
Feb. 1958
orig. price $ .35 cents
74 pages
This issue is a good one featuring good girly pix -- Lynn Lambert, June Blair, Pat Hall, Helen Carter, Shirley Kilpatrick Marrissa Allassio -- shocking foto-stories of Red Communist torture techniques, Rhino hunting, a horse giving birth, good non-fiction on sunken treasure in Jamiaca, and excellent fiction from Damon Knight and a Henry Lewis Nixon selection from ACE books THE GOLDEN COUCH.  Gossip from Earle Wilson.   
Mag has a lot of cover wear, a corner chip and dog-ears to some interior pages, heavy rubbing on back cover.  
A nice copy of this hard-to-find early mens mag.
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 This oddball magazine (and its partner mag, HO!) attempted to innovative the men's mag of late 50s if only in terms of size and shape.  Drawing from the tradition of off-size tabloid-style girly-picture mini-mags (such as CELEBRITY (which is published by the same company), TOPS, BEHIND THE SCENE and BARE) this mens mag is 4.25" x 11" exactly half the width of a traditional newsstand magazine -- and twice the height of the mini-mags!  So, the odd size is not so odd after all, it grew out of the tabloid-style mini-mag format  Similarly, content has its roots there -- for editorially, this is a combination of a regular Playboy-clone men's mag (nudie pix, fiction, cartoons, and gossip), but with the old tabloid-style stand-bys of freak-show journalism foto-articles about exotic tortures and bizarre customs in faraway lands.  

Check out its twin tall brother mag HO!

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