Classic Pin-Up Girls: The Real Women Behind Gil Elvgren's Incredible Paintings

1940s | May 24, 2017

Anyone who's familiar with pin up paintings - those classic images that adorned the noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940s and '50s - will know the caricature-esque works of Gil Elvgren. His fantastical cheesecake pictures feature curvy 1950s women revealing their stockings - and sometimes a bit more - in a series of eyebrow-raising situations.

Ever wonder about what went on behind the scenes of those classic pin-up images?

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