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PIX magazine, 11 December 1943

Date: 1943
Overall: 363 x 263 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Magazine
Object No: 00032217
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    An edition of PIX magazine, dated 11 December, 1943 (Vol.12, No.24). The cover features a photograph of a sea cadet with the caption 'Future Sea Dog". Inside the magazine on pages 8-9 is an article titled 'Merchant seamen in the making, boys learn sea lore'.
    Other feature articles are 'Diggers-Yanks in Rodeo Thrills' and 'Wool Challenged by Synthetics'.
    SignificancePIX magazine was one of Australia's most popular general interest magazines. PIX became known for its cover girls, who often sported the latest in swimwear designs, and the changes in the magazine's content and style records the development of Australian culture during the latter half of the 20th century.
    HistoryPIX magazine was established in 1938 and became one of Australia's most popular magazines during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The publication focussed on devoting editorial space to captioned images rather than text and became known for its cover girls. Like Australasian Post, PIX was dedicated to exploring Australiana and showcased cartoons, jokes, fiction and general interest stories. Following the sexual revolution of the 1960s, the magazine became more risqué with its content and images, indicating an Australian society going through political and cultural change. In the 1970s, with the rise of other popular culture media such as television, circulation for PIX began to drop and it merged briefly with People magazine before disappearing from sale altogether.

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