The French edition had a much more eye-catching cover. The artwork was originally a cover for HOLIDAY magazine that was rejected until Ronald replaced the prostitute with a 'sex tourist' !
These images are photographs of the original drawings.
Bosc who very much admired a drawing in Searle's 'Secret Sketchbook'. They agreed to trade drawings but Searle was reluctant to dismantle his sketchbook and sent Bosc an original fille with this note.
On 3 November 1969, Bosc replied: " It is with great pleasure that I send you one of my drawing. few days will appear in an album of me at Albin Michel. Tell me what are the designs that you like and I'll make one - preferably not too complicated ... For the price this is a million (old) drawing, or if you prefer you send me one of your girls Hamburg instead. Though stripped of preference ... Believe me it will be the place of honor in my room. Very friendly, Bosc.
November 6, 1969 , a week after their first, Ronald Searle sent to Bosc "Daughters of Hamburg" with this message: "Daughters of Hamburg is a sketchbook and I can not tear the pages, but I hope sketch (made according to this book) please.
On 12 November 1969, Bosc replied: " I just received the beautiful drawing gives me great desire to spend a weekend in Hamburg. Thanks again. Especially do not buy my album, I'll send you a copy as soon that I will have received what I hope will be soon. soon, very friendly to you.
On 26 November 1969, "We have received I Love You so kindly autographed, are you willing to drawing without captions on pages 72-73? This is a drawing that has hit us all and we have two the desire to see it on our walls.
December 17, 1969 "Dear Friend, THANK YOU! thank you for the very nice drawing and dedication. My wife and I are happy with our" BOSC "and thank you very much for your kindness ..."
In Germany the St Pauli drawings were published along with Searle's series of sketches depicting Toulous Lautrec frolicking with his favourite ladies.
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