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Gil Elvren: The Complete Pin-Ups HC

Special 25th Anniversay Edition! Post-depression America was in desperate need of a defining iconography that would lift it out of the black and white doldrums, and it came in the form of Gil Elvgren's Technicolor fantasies of the American dream. His technique - which earned him a reputation as "The Norman Rockwell of Cheesecake" - involved photographing models and then painting them into gorgeous hyper-reality - with longer legs, more flamboyant hair, and gravity-defying busts - and in the process making them the perfect morale-boosting eye-candy for every homesick private.

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Gil Elvren: The Complete Pin-Ups HC