Hilobrow Pinup
By: Joshua Glenn | Categories: Browbeating, Spectacles

Photo by Eve Arnold

Long Island, Summer of 1954 — what’s that hardcover book that Marilyn is reading? Daphne du Maurier’s Mary Anne? Irving Stone’s Love is Eternal?

mariltn-ulysses-1954

Can’t… quite… make it out. Can we zoom in, please?

Detail of photo by Eve Arnold

Oh!

Share

MORE POSTS by

Joshua Glenn is a cultural and brand semiotician, and co-principal of the agency SEMIOVOX LLC. He is editor and publisher of HILOBROW and the Radium Age sci-fi paperback imprint HILOBOOKS. He is author of (with Mark Kingwell and the cartoonist Seth) THE IDLER'S GLOSSARY (2008) and THE WAGE SLAVE'S GLOSSARY (2011), and editor of the object-oriented story collections TAKING THINGS SERIOUSLY (2007) and (with Rob Walker) SIGNIFICANT OBJECTS (2012). With Elizabeth Foy Larsen and Tony Leone, Josh produced the popular family activities guides UNBORED (2012), UNBORED GAMES (2014), and UNBORED ADVENTURE (2015), not to mention two UNBORED activity kits from MindWare. In the ’00s, Josh was an editor and columnist for the BOSTON GLOBE's IDEAS section; in the ’90s, he published the high-lowbrow zine/journal HERMENAUT. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons.