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The Women Behind the Pin-Ups

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Apparently, duckface has always been the go-to?

Do you love the pin-up girls of the mid-20th century? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? These buxom beauties have become a fascinating and beautiful part of history. One of the people who left a significant mark on the pin-up style was Gil Elvgren. He was a prolific pin-up artist through the height of their popularity in pop-culture and advertising.

It’s hard to believe, but the girls he (and most artists like him) depicted were based on real women! Ever wonder what they looked like before they got the illustrative treatment? Well, you’re in luck! Let’s take a look at some before and after pictures and learn some cultural history along the way!

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Credit: Gil Elvergen

Let's see how pin-up girls got their start!