Written by Gil Elvgren, Illustrated by Earl Moran and Al Buell and Edward d'Ancona and Earl Christy
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