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1 February 2015

February pin-up girl by artist Ernest Chiriaka

This February pin-up girl was published in 1953 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Ernest Chiriaka.

Chiriaka took over the magazine's pin-up calendar from Al Moore in 1953, a great responsibility since the calendar was the largest-selling and most popular in the world.

Ernest Chiriaka pin-up calendar girl
ARTIST :: Ernest Chiriaka
DATE :: 1953
Copyright © Esquire Inc

10 January 2015

Jessamyn Rose – pin-up model

Jessamyn Rose was born in Australia but now lives in Los Angeles in the US. She has a range of styles, including pin-up and glamour, and enjoys transforming herself into different characters with different looks. She is a creative and thrives on working with liked minded souls to bring visions to life.

Her background is in dance which is a distinct advantage when setting up poses. She also draws inspiration from her love of art history.

“My passion is to create images that touch people, to bring authenticity and creativity, portraying feminine beauty as the ever alluring goddess.”

Jessamyn has worked with a number of photographers featured in The Pin-up Files including Shannon Brooke, Gary Heller and Michael Malak.

Jessamyn
MODEL :: Jessamyn Rose
PHOTOGRAPHER :: Shannon Brooke
Copyright © Shannon Brooke

1 January 2015

January pin-up girl by artist Ernest Chiriaka

This January pin-up girl was published in 1953 by Esquire Magazine and was painted by Ernest Chiriaka.

Chiriaka took over the magazine's pin-up calendar from Al Moore in 1953, a great responsibility since the calendar was the largest-selling and most popular in the world.

Ernest Chiriaka pinup calendar girl
ARTIST :: Ernest Chiriaka
DATE :: 1953
Image subject to copyright

30 November 2014

December pin-up girl by artist George Petty

This December pin-up girl dates from 1947 and was painted by George Petty.

From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialty products. In 1950, "The Petty Girl" even became a major motion picture.

Want to know more? Go to the George Petty galleries at The Pinup Files.

George Petty pinup calendar girl
ARTIST :: George Petty
DATE :: 1947
Image subject to copyright

1 November 2014

November pin-up girl by artist George Petty

This November pin-up girl dates from 1952 and was painted by George Petty.

From 1933 to 1956, the "Petty Girl" was seen on tens of millions of calendars, magazine centrefolds, advertisements, posters, and billboards as well as on all sorts of specialty products. In 1950, "The Petty Girl" even became a major motion picture.

See also the George Petty galleries at The Pinup Files.

George Petty pinup calendar girl
ARTIST :: George Petty
DATE :: 1952
Image subject to copyright