Today's airbrushed style pinup photo features Crystal in this USO pinup moment! Crystal didn't realize she'd have an audience when she slipped into her outfit for the USO show onboard the battleship. Thinking she was alone as she prepared her outfit, she was surprised to hear the whistling from a few hundred Navy men who had been waiting over an hour to see her in the show!
Halloween connoisseur Brenda McNeilly normally collects vintage jack-o-lanterns, but she couldn't resist a pile of Old Hollywood publicity shots for Halloween when she came across them from an online seller. The up-and-coming starlets in these photos from the s and '40s aren't afraid to show a little leg as they get into the spooky spirit. They often pose with large Halloween props, like German composition jack-o-lantern s and American pulp paper jack-o-lanterns.
As a visually focused person Instagram is like crack. I can lose hours easily scrolling through those glossy pinup photos and dreamy vintage styled sets. But ya know what?
Ever wonder about the process that went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 's and 50's? Well check out these great before and after images of 's pin-up girls which gives you a sneak peak of the photograph that came before the artists rendering. How refreshing! What real women are supposed to look like!
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It's hard to imagine now, in the age of the Internet, that once upon a time, in the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s, pin-up models were the subject of many men's fantasies. These vintage pinups could be could be seen adorned on the walls of many men. Hence the name pin-up because you could display these photos wherever you'd like. Pin-up models consisted of glamour models, fashion models, and even famous actresses.
The heyday of the pinup was the s and 50s, but pinup art is still around. To this day, pinup fans emulate the classic style in fashion, merchandise, photography, and even tattoos. It ended up as the second most popular pinup picture in all of World War II.
The pin-up art as a genre has its specific roots and has to be perceived in a broader context. Aside from the strict treatment of sexuality through the art history, the pin-up developed fully during the 2oth century modernism. This phenomenon grew simultaneously with the changing social circumstances and a general need for more freedom regardless of the prescribed canons of morality. The provocative aesthetic was an effect of advertising and the consumerist culture in general.