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A rather cheesy if not to say sexist cover design, back from when people in marketing thought the appropriate way to promote Greek folk music was to show a lightly dressed blonde chewing on her sunglasses.
The type is interesting, though: It’s a rather rare Art Nouveau face shown in Photo-Lettering’s One Line catalog (1971) as Ringling Brothers (4465). Another apparently identical sample in One Line is labeled Staudel XenotypeN (3488). It already appeared in Alphabet Thesaurus Vol.2 (1965) as Xenotype 3488. Stylistically, it sits somewhere between Auriol and Herold. Variants include Staudel WeinerschnitzelA (solid with contour) and B (outlined). Judging from the glyph set of 3488, the M is an upside-down W — the actual M has a crossbar. The designer is unknown. The inclusion of an eszett (ß) hints at a German source. Any pointers about its origin are welcome.