Released on Categories Biography & Autobiography

The Pin-Up Girls of World War II

The Pin-Up Girls of World War II

Author: Brett Kiser

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Biography & Autobiography


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"A Best Film Book of 2013" - The Huffington Post To the soldiers in the armed forces during World War II, the pin-up girl was more than a symbol of lust. What the fighting man needed during that tumultuous period were entities of beauty that informed them there was goodness left in this world worth fighting for. The girls who posed for pin-up purposes best represented the beauty that yet existed. So on their barracks walls were images of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. Painted on the outside of their aircraft were life-size copies of Jane Russell and Gene Tierney. In their duffel bags were photographs of Veronica Lake and Rochelle Hudson. These famous celebrities, by posing for the boys in the military, used their uncommon appeal to reinforce in the mind of the sailor, soldier and marine that fairness was still present and needed to be defended. Their role was not simply objects of lust, but something more profound, which informed the fighting men that America was behind them—applauded them for their patriotism and sacrifices.
Released on 2006-05-31Categories Art

Pin-Up Grrrls

Pin-Up Grrrls

Author: Maria Elena Buszek

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822337460

Category: Art

Page: 444

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DIVA visual history about how feminist artists have appropriated and incorporated the signification of the pin-up genre within their own work./div
Released on 2000Categories Art

For the Boys

For the Boys

Author: Max Allan Collins

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 1888054395

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Contains a collection of graphic art pictures of pin-up girls that went into battle with allied soldiers during World War II.
Released on 2009Categories Feminism and art

Our Girls

Our Girls

Author: Madeleine Hamilton


ISBN: 0980436753

Category: Feminism and art

Page: 151

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Meet feisty Adelie Hurley - daughter of famous Antarctic- and war-photographer Frank Hurley - who worked both sides of the lens; read about Dorothy Leckie, at eleven years old surely the youngest Pix cover girl; and see the shot that made Joyce Walter 'Typical Australian' of 1941. Who was Australia's Marilyn Monroe? Did we have our own Lana Turner? Madeleine Hamilton tracks down the swimsuit and glamour models of an earlier era to share their stories. Enriched with first-hand accounts from the models, and letters from their many fans, as well as gorgeous pictures of the girls themselves, OUR GIRLS: AUSSIE PINUPS OF THE 40S AND 50S tells the tale of these women and Australian pin-up art before, during and after World War II.
Released on 2006Categories Social Science

Encyclopedia of War and American Society

Encyclopedia of War and American Society

Author: Peter Karsten

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761930976

Category: Social Science

Page: 1328

View: 199

This Encyclopedia, in three volumes, cover a wide range of general thematic categories, issues and topics that address not only the geopolitical effects of war, but also show how the United States engagement in national and international conflicts has affected the social and cultural arena.
Released on 2018-08-17Categories History

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes]

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes]

Author: Nancy Hendricks

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851834

Category: History

Page: 870

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This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the present. Entries cover a range of topics, including food, entertainment, fashion, music, and language. • Presents well-researched, factual material accessibly and engagingly • Presents what was popular in each decade through short sidebars • Illustrates what today's readers have in common with Americans of the past • Includes a historical overview of each decade • Contains a Glossary of Slang, a bibliography, and suggestions for further reading on each decade
Released on 2015-08-13Categories History

The Comic Art of War

The Comic Art of War

Author: Christina M. Knopf

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620817

Category: History

Page: 252

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For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study—the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and women who served. The author analyzes themes of culture, hierarchy, enemies and allies, geography, sexuality, combat, and civilian relations and describes how comics function within a community. A number of artists included were known for their work with Disney, Marvel Comics, the New Yorker and Madison Avenue but many lesser known artists are recognized.
Released on 2018-05-17Categories Design

History of Illustration

History of Illustration

Author: Susan Doyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781628927559

Category: Design

Page: 592

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Winner of the 2019 CHOICE Award "The authoritative book on the origins, history, and influence of illustration. Bravo!" David Brinley, University of Delaware, USA History of Illustration covers image-making and print history from around the world, spanning from the ancient to the modern. Hundreds of color images show illustrations within their social, cultural, and technical context, while they are ordered from the past to the present. Readers will be able to analyze images for their displayed techniques, cultural standards, and ideas to appreciate the art form. This essential guide is the first history of illustration written by an international team of illustration historians, practitioners, and educators.