|Publisher||SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE|
Sports Illustrated Magazine, February 21,1955. (Volume 2, Number 8 - second year of magazine.) Original Swimsuit Issue? While not officially designated as such, the cover has a swimsuit model for the very first time (this being year 2 only of magazine) along with other photographs and article inside, circa 1955! Very well could have been the impetus for the legendary swimsuit issue Sports Illustrated has been associated with for the past three decades. Very good condition, mailing label, page 39/40 had corner ad removed, thus top 1/3 of page or so missing along with some text of Dartmouth article. Model Betty di Bugnano in a French Bathing Suit. Issue includes: Small Hands Take The Wheel California Youngsters in the Worlds Smallest Race Cars. Basketball Tournament Time Approaches with Bill Russell photograph, Pay-Off For The Football Pros, U. S. Colleges Take To The Ice. Loaded With Splendid Articles, Great Ads, and Incredible Black & White And Color Pictures. Much, Much More! 64 pages.