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Pin-Up Queens: Three Female Artists Who Shaped the American Dream Girl
Collectors Weekly ^ | 5/22/2013 | Lisa Hix

Posted on 06/13/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by mojito

It’s easy to think of pin-up art as a charming relic of the old boys’ club—images that might line the walls of a Mid-Century smoking room where Don Draper and Roger Sterling slap each other on the back. And the names of the artists that come up over and over again are men: Alberto Vargas, George Petty, and Gil Elvgren.

So you might be surprised to learn that, according to pin-up art expert Louis K. Meisel, three of the most talented pin-up painters from the Golden Age, roughly the 1920s to the early 1960s, were women. “Pearl Frush, Joyce Ballantyne, and Zoë Mozert were terrific, as good as any of the men—in fact, better than many of them,” Meisel says.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; hubba; pinup; pinups; vargas
Done because we need a break from the bleakness of the news. So enjoy the prettier girls from a better time.

Pictures at the link. Lots of pictures.

h/t: Vanderluen.

1 posted on 06/13/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
"Pictures at the link. Lots of pictures. "

Hey! No Bypassing the rules!

2 posted on 06/13/2013 12:26:44 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: mojito

To paraphrase Bob Hope, pin-ups reminded WWII servicemen what they were fighting for.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 12:29:36 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: mojito
The women never made those mistakes. I think they looked in the mirror a lot and they got things more right. The men tended to make the breasts larger, and they made the legs longer.

Wait! You're saying those are ... mistakes?

4 posted on 06/13/2013 12:30:55 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: DannyTN; Lazamataz


Laz would hit this.
6 posted on 06/13/2013 12:36:16 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: knarf

Yeah .. I’d fight for THAT !


7 posted on 06/13/2013 12:36:19 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
The men tended to make the breasts larger, and they made the legs longer.

and?

8 posted on 06/13/2013 12:36:24 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Laz’ll haf’ta’ wait his turn.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 12:37:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: mojito
Gil Elvgren, my favorite:


10 posted on 06/13/2013 12:37:54 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TheThirdRuffian

"...Laz would hit a water fountain on a cool day"

11 posted on 06/13/2013 12:38:55 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Exactly!


12 posted on 06/13/2013 12:45:41 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Nice looking Remington:)


13 posted on 06/13/2013 12:48:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Badly designed shell holder ... and I bet anything she could handle a 12ga with proper instruction.


14 posted on 06/13/2013 12:50:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Agreed, and I'd bet there’d be many volunteer instructors.
15 posted on 06/13/2013 12:55:10 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Lancey Howard

Pull!


16 posted on 06/13/2013 12:56:53 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: ArrogantBustard

That shell holder is designed to spill its contents onto the ground, with obvious follow-on results...


17 posted on 06/13/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
Laz would hit this.

No doubt he would attempt. Unlikely he would be allowed.

18 posted on 06/13/2013 12:58:43 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: jazusamo
Also note the lack of eye and ear protection ...

That was obviously painted in a different age. Mid-late 1960s, I guess, based on the car and her mini-skirt.

19 posted on 06/13/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: mojito

According to this article, Joyce Ballantyne did the famous Coppertone ad using her 3 yo daughter. One wonders what the reaction to that ad would be today?

20 posted on 06/13/2013 12:59:27 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: HiJinx

She’ll need some help when she gets a hot shell down her blouse, too ...


21 posted on 06/13/2013 1:00:49 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Ah, yes...


22 posted on 06/13/2013 1:02:16 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

In order; Pearl Frush, Joyce Ballantyne, and Zoë Mozert, to give them their due.

And for the distaff side ...


23 posted on 06/13/2013 1:08:41 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

This thread is much better now!.


24 posted on 06/13/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: mojito
Fine work, to be sure. But no Art Frahm.
25 posted on 06/13/2013 1:30:07 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: mojito

Vargas was my guy in the 60’s (mildly NSFW)

http://www.thepinupfiles.com/vargas1.html#.UborpY3n-00


26 posted on 06/13/2013 1:31:38 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: mojito

PING*PING*PING


27 posted on 06/13/2013 1:35:36 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are direcFisher House' insttly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: SES1066
her 3 yo daughter

My understanding is that the actress, Jodie Foster, was the little girl in the Coppertone ad that became famous.

28 posted on 06/13/2013 2:38:38 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: Jacquerie
To paraphrase Bob Hope, pin-ups reminded WWII servicemen what they were fighting for.

I think I've heard that such images are verbotten in today's Army. They "promote rape" and "create a hostile work environment".

29 posted on 06/13/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mojito; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
. In her piece, which was reprinted in Tease! Magazine #3 in 1995, Phillips asserts, “It is infinitely logical that these exquisite creatures were painted by a female. No man, no matter how knowledgeable, can be as familiar with the feminine form as a woman.

“You find mistakes in the male paintings,” Phillips told me. “Elvgren’s got a famous painting where she’s got two left feet, and there are just these things that don’t fit every once in a while. The women never made those mistakes. I think they looked in the mirror a lot and they got things more right. The men tended to make the breasts larger, and they made the legs longer. The women tended to paint very proportionate women, more of a 36-26-36 look, whereas men would make them a little top-heavy.”

That Picasso didn't even realize that a woman's eyes are not on the same side of her face! You can just tell that this had to have been done by a man!!!


30 posted on 06/13/2013 3:05:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: mojito
I like Catholic girls.


31 posted on 06/13/2013 3:10:58 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Hegewisch Dupa
I've seen Lileks on Frahm before. And I've never looked at celery the same again.

If anyone hasn't seen it, do. It is without doubt the most howlingly funny thing I have ever read on the internet.

32 posted on 06/13/2013 4:14:35 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Grrrrawwrr!

33 posted on 06/13/2013 4:17:47 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: MosesKnows
Foster was born in 1962 three years after the original logo depicting Cheri Brand was created. Foster appeared in the TV commercial which recreated the logo in 1965.
34 posted on 06/13/2013 5:42:17 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: mojito

When women were women, and proud of it.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 5:47:05 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
three years after the original logo depicting Cheri Brand was created

What I know now may help win a few bar bets.

36 posted on 06/14/2013 5:32:07 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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