Beautiful Britons – Town and Country Publications (TOCO)
First Issue November 1955 – Last Issue November 1976 (252 issues)
Beautiful Britons arose out of the magazine Spick. From the very first issue of Spick, there had been a monthly section devoted to amateurs sending in their photographs. They received two guineas for each picture published; something like an original "Readers Wives". This section was called Beautiful Britons and was so popular that it warranted a publication in its own right. From the start, Beautiful Britons was devoted almost entirely to Pin-Up sets; with none of the men's type articles or short stories that appeared in other magazines. The cover of the first issue featured Lynn Shaw. A pocket format pin-up magazine that called itself 'The Magazine of Eye Appeal’, it specialised in photographs of ordinary women rather than models or film stars.
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