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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicPolls & Surveys · 1 decade ago

What exactly is a pin up girl?

I know they are girls from the 50s, I've seen pictures, but what exactly are they? are they posters or 50s porn or something?

Update:

idk where to put this sorry

Update 2:

another q sorry: is it weird for a 15 y/o to be interested in pin up girls? i mean, they're really pretty! (and classier, too.)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls are often glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.

    Pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the List of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s. The pin up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced.

    Many pin ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Alberto Vargas and George Petty, and numerous lesser artists such as Art Frahm.

    famous pinup girls

    1910-1920

    Theda Bara

    Vilma Bánky

    Belle Bennett

    Clara Bow

    Mary Brian

    Louise Brooks

    Camille Clifford

    Betty Compson

    Joan Crawford

    Bebe Daniels

    Marion Davies

    Billie Dove

    Ruth Etting

    Greta Garbo

    Barbara Kent

    Bessie Love

    Barbara La Marr

    Colleen Moore

    Mae Murray

    Nita Naldi

    Alla Nazimova

    Pola Negri

    Anita Page

    Mary Pickford

    Gloria Swanson

    Lilyan Tashman

    Olive Thomas

    Alice White

    [edit] 1930s

    Annabella

    Josephine Baker

    Joan Blondell

    Virginia Bruce

    Marlene Dietrich

    Dolores del Rio

    Jean Harlow

    Sonja Henie

    Ruby Keeler

    Gypsy Rose Lee

    Carole Lombard

    Myrna Loy

    Sally Rand

    Ginger Rogers

    Barbara Stanwyck

    Thelma Todd

    Lupe Velez

    Mae West

    Toby Wing

    [edit] 1940s

    Lauren Bacall

    Lucille Ball

    Diana Barrymore

    Ingrid Bergman

    Vivian Blaine

    Jeanne Crain

    Linda Darnell

    Yvonne De Carlo

    Lisa Fonssagrives

    Ava Gardner

    Judy Garland

    Betty Grable

    Kathryn Grayson

    Jane Greer

    Anne Gwynne

    Susan Hayward

    Rita Hayworth

    June Haver

    Lena Horne

    Candy Jones

    Olga San Juan

    Veronica Lake

    Carole Landis

    Hedy Lamarr

    Dorothy Lamour

    Joan Leslie

    Viveca Lindfors

    Marilyn Maxwell

    Marie McDonald

    Ann Miller

    Carmen Miranda

    Maria Montez

    Frances Rafferty

    Ella Raines

    Donna Reed

    Jane Russell

    Ann Sheridan

    Alexis Smith

    Gene Tierney

    Lana Turner

    Esther Williams

    Shelley Winters

    [edit] 1950s

    Pier Angeli

    Carroll Baker

    Brigitte Bardot

    Candy Barr

    Cyd Charisse

    Mara Corday

    Hazel Court

    Dagmar

    Dorothy Dandridge

    Sandra Dee

    Faith Domergue

    Diana Dors

    Anita Ekberg

    Gloria Grahame

    Allison Hayes

    Joi Lansing

    Gina Lollobrigida

    Sophia Loren

    Jayne Mansfield

    Irish McCalla

    Marilyn Monroe

    Cleo Moore

    Kim Novak

    Maila Nurmi

    Bettie Page

    Suzy Parker

    Barbara Payton

    Barbara Rush

    Lili St. Cyr

    Gia Scala

    Tempest Storm

    Märta Torén

    Mamie Van Doren

    June Wilkinson

    [edit] 1970s

    Catherine Bach

    Adrienne Barbeau

    Barbi Benton

    Jacqueline Bissett

    Lynda Carter

    Susan Dey

    Farrah Fawcett

    Goldie Hawn

    Marilu Henner

    Lauren Hutton

    Kate Jackson

    Cheryl Ladd

    Peggy Lipton

    Olivia Newton-John

    Jaclyn Smith

    Bernadette Stanis

    Suzanne Somers

    Cheryl Tiegs

    [edit] 1980s

    Christina Applegate

    Justine Bateman

    Bobbie Brown

    Christie Brinkley

    Phoebe Cates

    Belinda Carlisle

    Barbara Crampton

    Sheena Easton

    Samantha Fox

    Diane Franklin

    Monique Gabrielle

    Linda Hamilton

    Daryl Hannah

    Susanna Hoffs

    Joan Jett

    Tawny Kitaen

    Heather Locklear

    Kelly LeBrock

    Madonna

    Heather Thomas

    Lea Thompson

    Jeana Tomasino

    Linnea Quigley

    Molly Ringwald

    Elisabeth Shue

    [edit] 2000s

    Heidi Van Horne

    Bernie Dexter

    Sabina Kelley

    Dita Von Teese

    Christina Aguilera

    Jennifer Lopez

    Loulou von Brochwitz

    Funny Cupcake

    Aurora Sanchez

    Beyonce Knowles

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I l♥ve pin-up girl pictures!

    A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls are often glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.

    Pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the List of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s. The pin up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced.

    Many pin ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like. An early example of the latter type was the Gibson girl, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The genre also gave rise to several well-known artists specializing in the field, including Alberto Vargas and George Petty, and numerous lesser artists such as Art Frahm.

    The term "cheesecake" is synonymous with pin-up photo. The earliest documented print usage of this sense of cheesecake is in 1934 [1], predating pin-up, although anecdotes say the phrase was in spoken slang some 20 years earlier, originally in the phrase (said of a pretty woman) "better than cheesecake." In the 1950s, for example, there was a magazine called Cheesecake that had a young Marilyn Monroe in a yellow bikini on its cover in 1953

  • 1 decade ago

    A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls are often glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.

    Pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos (see the List of pinup artists). The term was first attested to in English in 1941; however the practice is documented back at least to the 1890s. The pin up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced.

    Many pin ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable. Her poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II.

    http://www.suspense-movies.com/stars/betty-grable/...

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • 3 years ago

    Bernadette Stanis Bikini

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  • 1 decade ago

    They're pictures of girls with clothes on, but back then (40's and 50's)they were considered racy because of the poses and how much skin they showed. Basically, they had on a 2-piece. Gosh, golly, they were dirty pictures!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Pin up girls where girls on posters that you pin to your wall, thats where the phrase pin up comes from. It was girls like marilyn monroe, Jayne Mansfield etc :)

  • 1 decade ago

    they are girls woman from te 50s whose pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display. Pin-up girls are often glamour models, fashion models, and actresses.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they are like the first playboy bunnies, beautiful women, but classier. they weren't typically (or maybe not ever?) nude - but they were just gorgeous women dolled up and wearing little outfits, usually for men to look at

  • 3 years ago

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    Source(s): Photography Lessons http://PhotographyMasterclass.enle.info/?3htv
  • 1 decade ago

    well everyone already took all the right answers

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