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Real-life Pinup

We recently discovered a treasure trove of 1950s pinup photos which served as the inspiration behind Gil Elvgren’s paintings, a seminal artist whose sweetly titillating works helped to define the genre.  Though the model’s hair, makeup, and accessories vary greatly from photo to photo, it turns out that she is none other than Mrs. Gil Elvgren– the artist’s wife!– and serve today as a unique homage to the couple.

Discovered via Flavorpill via the sublime How to be a Retronaut.

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