Saturday, March 5, 2011

Elvgren's Cheesecake Sweethearts

Gil Elvgren, the master of cute cheesecake pinup art! Active from the 1930's to the 1970's. Today Elvgren is most famous his pinup calendars for Brown & Bigelow. Among his clients you also find Coca Cola, General Electric and Sealy Mattress Company. During the 1940's and 1950's he illustrated stories for various magazines, like Good Housekeeping and The Saturday Evening Post.

Elvgren's pinups is the innocent girl next door. Some of his most used models, was in fact the daughters of his next door neighbours.. Elvgren described his models as having a fifteen-year-old-face on a twenty-year-old-body. "He also cited the following features: high forehead, long neck, eyes that were set wide apart, small ears, pert nose, great hair, full but not overblown breasts, nice legs and hands, a pinched-in waist and natural grace and poise." For him it was all about having a model which had an expressful face and highly mobile feautures.

I just love'em all, with their sweetness and sexy inocense! It's hard to pick a favourite.. Do you have a favourite?

Here's 10 beautiful sweethearts for you, from the wonderful world of pinup artist Gil Elvgren!










Quotes, background info and pinup images from, Wikipedia and Gil


  1. Gil Elvgren er så bra! Jeg har en bok og fikk to kule bilder til en bursdag, kunne tenkt meg flere bilder! :)

  2. VildesVerden og Rakel: Ikke sant;) Elsker bildene hans!! Så heldig du er! Har veldig lyst på en bok selv, noen bilder hadde heller ikke vært så dumt.. Men vi får kanskje vente til vi får større og flere vegger å henge de på:) *Sukk*


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