Antiques & Collectibles

Pin-Ups: Night and Day

This lovely gift book—available in three striking cover options that will be shipped to customers at random—will beguile a new generation with flirtatious representations of femininity from the 1940s and 50s. Illustrations of irresistible pinup models bring teasing frivolity to a range of everyday situations, organized thematically from morning to evening. From sun-kissed beauties at the beach to ski bunnies hitting the slopes, bedside nurses ready to take your temperature to scantily clad runaways, rakish shipmates to not-so-conscientious secretaries, these smiling cuties are ready for fun. Representations of women who embrace their sexuality—flirtatious but never vulgar—have been around since the late nineteenth century, but the pin-up genre skyrocketed into popularity during World War II. The penny arcade trading cards originally viewed on a peep-show style reel and reproduced here as detachable illustrations feature both established pin-up artists and those waiting to be rediscovered. Each illustration is accompanied by a humorous and memorable celebrity quote.

About The Author

Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Al Buell, Edward d’Ancona, and Earl Christie were master illustrators of the pin-up genre. Exhibit Supply Company produced these collectible lithographs in lots of ten cards from 1940 to1954

  • Publish Date: September 22, 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles - Americana
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 4-1/2 x 7-1/2
  • Pages: 160
  • US Price: $19.95
  • CDN Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020221-5

Author Bookshelf: Gil Elvgren, Earl Moran, Al Buell, Edward d'Ancona, Earl Christy