Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pin Up Girls For Christmas!

                                                           
A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses.

The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos. The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced and became an instant hit.







Many pin-ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like.  Artist Olivia De Berardinis who is most famous for her Pin-Up Art of Bettie Page and her pieces in the earlier editions of Playboy.






Pin Up girls are here to stay. Here is a list if you would like to look up there pictures from 1920s to 1960's These are the hay day of their time. And they still are sexy as ever!










Louise Brooks

Clara Bow

Greta Garbo

Lauren Bacall

Ingrid Bergman

Jane Russell



Rita Hayworth


Betty Grable

Marlene Dietrich

Jean Harlow

Brigitte Bardot

Bettie Page











I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year!






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