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Ziegfeld girls ~ Vintage portrait



Alfred Cheney Johnston [1885-1971] was an American photographer, known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s and 1930s actors and actresses. The only book known to have been published by Alfred Cheney Johnston during his lifetime devoted to his nudes/glamour photography is the 1937 spiral-bound softcover "Enchanting Beauty", which contains 94 black-and-white photos, mostly about 7x9 inches, centered on a 9x12-inch page, although a number are cropped circular or in other designs. Unusually, compared to virtually all other examples of his work seen today on the Web or other sources, which were shot in an indoor studio in front of a flat-black or illustrated tapestry background cloth, 37 of these photos were taken outdoors along a stream or in flower-dappled fields, etc. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, all the shots in the book are "airbrushed" in the pubic area, to keep them legal with respect to the publishing standards of the day.