Forget sailor girls and cadillac groupies, these pin-up girls are all about robotos, sex appeal and oil painting...
“Vargas, Elvgren, and Moran — these are just some of the many well-known men who served “cheesecake” illustrations of hourglass-shaped bombshells that teased and pleased to American men way before more explicit photos and videos took their place. In magazines, on lockers, and even on the sides of planes, these images of titillating women smiling while showing off just the right amount of skin often accompanied lonely soldiers, especially during World War II. Pin-up art may have been a medium to worship breathtaking, perfectly shaped sirens, but unlike the aforementioned men, few women have been given the recognition they deserve for illustrating in such a male-dominated industry…”
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