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Vanity Fair's Great American Waxworks: the Chamber of Heroes.
Paolo Garretto, 1934
Featured, clockwise from left: The Forgotten Man (Herbert Hoover); transportation and utilities mogul Samuel Insull; bank robber John Dillinger; the Babe (Babe Ruth) and World Heavyweight Champion boxer Max Baer, with Charles "Lindy" Lindbergh flying above them; Jean Harlow, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, and Katharine Hepburn; the Barrymores (John and Lionel); Mae West at the top of the stairs, with Mickey Mouse and John D. Rockefeller coming up to see her, and Jimmy "Schnozzle" Durante lurking underneath; Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Rudy Vallee, head of the National Recovery Administration General Hugh S. Johnson, and anti-Nazi activist Rabbi Steven S. Wise. Italian caricaturist Paolo Garretto (1903-1989) contributed to Vogue, Fortune, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, and many other magazines in the U.S.A. and Europe, beginning in the late 20's. The AA/PG Library owns some 13 examples of his caricatures for Vanity Fair covers in its Vertical File collection.

Vanity Fair
New York: Condé Nast, August 1934.

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