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September 1960, March 1961

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The origin of modern pinups might be traced to the Victorian era Gibson Girls illustrated on the pages of women's magazines. Commercial portraits of women became popular during the Art Nouveau period in magazines and posters by artists like Alfons Mucha and Louis Rhead. [continued below...]

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A Nice Crop


TV Spectacular


Soft Pedaler


Pin-up calendars flourished in the 1930's, 40's and 50's along with interest in nylon stockings, garters and culottes. The fantasy of these idealized portraits of the All-American Girl and her relentless problems with wearing a skirt, gave way to the


popularity of "glamour photography" and models like Betty Page. Pin-up artists continued to publish illustrations in Esquire and other men's magazines.

Visit the official site for the artist Gil Elvgren

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