This dramatic and tightly rendered painting by Edwin Georgi illustrates “The Girl from the Mimosa Club” an interior story from the February 17, 1957 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. The tense courtroom portrayal has a bit of a Perry Mason vibe, and it comes from the moment when Earle Stanley Gardner’s pulp fiction novels were about to burst onto the TV scene and become an American pop culture sensation. The lovely Georgi girl is identified as “Policewoman O’Keefe,” and this work confirms our suspicion that illustrators frequently created their finest works for inclusion in The Saturday Evening Post, perhaps America’s flagship weekly glossy magazine.
Edwin Georgi is our favorite late period illustrator his style is inventive, original, and unique. Numerous examples of his “Georgi Girl” depictions hang in the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.