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PIX magazine, 28 February 1959

Date: 28 February 1959
Dimensions:
Overall: 335 x 260 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Magazine
Object No: 00001158

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    Description
    An edition of PIX magazine from 28 February, 1959. Volume 52, No. 12. The cover photograph features a colour photograph of two women wearing bikinis standing on a grass mound, with one holding an umbrella. The accompanying caption reads 'My Fair Lady Beach Location'.
    Articles in this edition include 'Greatest Story of Heroism This Century Lone Woman Amid Killers' and 'Nightie Swimmers Pyjama Party inside scenes'.
    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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