The Pin-up in World War II

Mike Brown

With the advent of the World War ll, millions of men were torn from their homes and plunged into the impersonal surroundings of the barrack room. They took with them a few personal belongings to remind them of home, and to make their 'space' a little more welcoming. These included photos of loved ones and of course, pin-ups.
Publication date:
June 2012
Publisher :
Sabrestorm Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
colour throughout
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781220023

Dimensions : 210 X 148 cm
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£6.99
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Overview
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With the advent of the World War ll, millions of men were torn from their homes and plunged into the impersonal surroundings of the barrack room. They took with them a few personal belongings to remind them of home, and to make their 'space' a little more welcoming. These included photos of loved ones and of course, pin-ups. These might be photographs or illustrations cut from popular magazines, or some of the many postcards then on sale.

Using examples from British and overseas magazines, posters, postcards and nose-art from the period, this book gives a flavour of the many delights available to the servicemen.

Author Mike Brown, an authority on the period, has researched deeply in archive sources to bring together a fascinating selection of photographs, picture postcards, artworks and drawings of beautiful women in beguiling poses. Ranging from tasteful nude portraits to the erotically charged paintings of artists like Alberto Vargas and the whimsical humour of Norman Pett's Jane, this book provides a wonderfully evocative vision of an age gone by.

REVIEWS

This beautiful little book is a little like a compilation of pictures (mainly photographs) such as you might find in an issue of Health and Efficiency - the girls in the photos are mostly exquisite to look at, and it's small wonder the servicemen of the allied nations had them in their possession... It's a lovely book with some quite stunning ladies, but for me, it could have been much bigger (as in the number of pages)!
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