(1901 - 1952)
Earle Kulp Bergey was active/lived in New York, Pennsylvania. Earle Bergey is known for theatre and magazine illustration, pulp genre, figure.
Biography Earle Bergey
Remembered for his semi-naked women, Earle Bergey was a pulp-fiction illustrator who did many science fiction magazine covers for "Startling Stories". His female figures were "coping with the vastness of space or the harshness of hostile planets dressed in litle more than their underwear---albeit metallic". (29) As an illustrator of Thrilling Wonder Stories, he was dubbed "The Inventor of the Brass Brassiere" for his covers of semi-naked women with armor-appearing material covering their bosoms.
"The attire of his female characters was always rudimentary, no matter what kind of environment they found themselves in, or what manner of threat was posed by menacing Bug Eyed Monsters". (165)
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