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A 1950s Latin Quarter Menu and "Swiped" Art

This 1950s menu, featuring a scantily-clad waitress who sends her tray flying, was used in the legendary New York nightclub The Latin Quarter. According to a credit on the cover, the illustration was by Vani Cola but try as we might, Cool Culinaria could not find any information about this artist. Then, after our company was featured in The New York Times in October, we received this email from John Raglin, a professor at Indiana University. It read: “I was intrigued by the klutzy French maid because she was originally painted by an artist I am writing a book about. His name was Enoch Bolles and the image first appeared on the cover of Film Fun magazine that was published...

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