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30 April 2013

May pinup girl by artist George Petty

This May pinup girl dates from 1953 and was painted by George Petty.

From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialty products. In 1950, "The Petty Girl" even became a major motion picture.

See also the George Petty galleries at The Pinup Files.

George Petty pin-up calendar girl
ARTIST :: George Petty
DATE :: 1953
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4 April 2013

Vintage lingerie

We love this 1950s bullet bra ad from Formfit - "For a Sweetheart of a Figure".

The Formfit Company was established in 1917 with headquarters in Chicago as a maker of women’s “foundation garments” – mainly corsets and girdles. It was one of the largest, if not the largest manufacturers of such products in the world. At their Chicago headquarters they had a building a block long and eight stories high which housed manufacturing, shipping and sales. Later they also became known for other types of lingerie, particularly bras and briefs.

1950s vintage lingerie ad for a Formfit bullet bra
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2 April 2013

Lorenzo Sperlonga - contemporary pinup artist

Want to know more? See the Lorenzo Sperlonga gallery at The Pinup Files.

Lorenzo Sperlonga contemporary pin-up artist
Copyright © Lorenzo Sperlonga