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A brief history of pin-up girls

It doesn’t matter whether you like pin-up girls or not, they leave no one untouched. Pin-up girls tell us the story of how war, markets, and sexuality shape society and norms. The influence of pin-up art is still pretty strong. Let’s enjoy that era and find out some interesting facts about it!


Beginning in the early 19th century, pin-up modeling had "theatrical origins". It is connected with burlesque performers and actresses, whose appearance was often used for photographic advertisement.


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47 Comments
Lee Miller
Ah the good ole days when it was socially acceptable for men to find women visually attractive. Now it's a crime. I remember those good ole days and yes they were much better than today when we bend to every complaint and demand of people who are permanently offended by everything except being as offensive as possible to everyone else around them. Climbing down from my soap box and dragging my knuckles back to my cave.
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Dec 21, 2019 4:34PM
Joy Holbrook
These clothed women have much more allure than the almost naked, plastic princesses of today.
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Dec 24, 2019 3:53PM
theotishaynes
I agree with you Lee Miller. Things was much simpler back in the day when seeing a beautiful woman wasn’t a crime. Nowadays you can’t even compliment a woman on how attractive she is without being sexually inappropriate. I do agree there are some of us men that might take things a little too far and that’s why societal norms had to change.
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Dec 21, 2019 5:35PM
Ahmad Khairi
coca cola and pepsi cola posters had always a smiling female face. Varcas girls in the playboy magazines. it was realy very nice days
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Feb 22, 2020 4:37AM
Gautam Shiv Vir
Good ol days
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Feb 12, 2020 2:18PM
Lindsay Fussell
birthdayboy, glad to know that you've got the inside track into God's mind. I'd say He must have had it in his mind to make certain men attractive to women as well so they could pick the man they'd like to be with. I'd be fine with Brad Pitt.
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Feb 3, 2020 11:41PM
Lindsay Fussell
Carroll Price, you said Ridgid Tool- heh-heh-heh! (cue Beavis and Butthead image)
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Feb 3, 2020 11:36PM
Robert Pundt
As an almost teen, in the early 50's I remember my brother in law was selling a 12 pack of card sized pin ups for extra income. He was an artist, but I never knew if any of the artwork was his?
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Jan 25, 2020 9:21PM
Don Agey
First there was the Victorian corset and clothes covering everything. Then the revolution where clothes covered almost nothing (I liked that era!). Then everything changed and now you cannot have an honest conversation about anything without considering the consequences should you say something not cleared by whatever oversight committee. Well, I enjoy Pin-Up a
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Jan 17, 2020 6:26PM
Linda Seifert
Joy Holbrook, Today's young women, especially, go around half naked is right. They even wear pajamas to the store. Disgusting.
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Jan 12, 2020 10:28AM
Linda Seifert
Maize Blanchard, What about the Fireman calendars? They are the same thing in reverse. I don't mind looking at them....
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Jan 12, 2020 10:27AM
Linda Seifert
They served a purpose and made a statement. They were a welcome distraction for the "boys in service". One cannot see a pinup poster without thinking about WWll. I think they were cute, along with Rosie the Riveter, they made a statement.
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Jan 12, 2020 10:25AM
Kirk Tanaka
Interesting article and 'art'.
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Jan 10, 2020 2:44AM
Richard Perkins
Farrah Fawcett my favorite.
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Jan 3, 2020 9:27AM
JessQ
There are web sights for any and all taste. Why does everything have to be an argument?
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Jan 2, 2020 12:44PM
Marie Wheeler
pin ups should be for both genders to make it fair and not just to see women as sex objects
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Jan 1, 2020 7:51PM
Chrissy Krainock Luders
Lee Miller, agree 100%
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Dec 30, 2019 12:33PM
weathernco
Maize Blanchard, Tough s**t put on your big girl panties and deal with it.
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Dec 29, 2019 1:07AM

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