The Varga Girls were the hit in the late 1930’s all the way up to the 1960’s. What was their purpose, anyway? We had many wars. I believe that Varga liked gorgeous women, but he also painted these women to give morale to the Troops, as well as reminding them- that the women here at home were gorgeous, as not to bring in “war brides”. War Brides were a common fad after wars.
The 1930’s Pin Up gal was Betty Boop, and her voice before Betty Boop was Helen Kane. She was adorable and men and women alike LOVED Betty, they still do to this very day. The TM Betty Boop is a multi-billion dollar corp.
The Pin-ups back then were not demeaning. Women have been painted throughout time. Men love the female body, men love beautiful women. Why women go so far as to look ugly now, I dont understand. Women will always be thought of as ‘sexual objects’ because, man, in his human nature is physical. He sees physical before emotional. This is why there were not books on B-52’s, and there were sexy pin-up women in Art. But just look at then vs. now. Then, it was lovely, sexy, and an innosence. Now it is debauchery that only purpose serves a person with the lowest possible common denominator, in IQ, etc..
1940’s, showed women as ‘teasing’ in a way that made them look innocent- a spontaneous effect, that men almost die for, something to be caught ‘off guard’:
1950’s: The girdle, was not exactly a sexy thing. Elfgren made it ‘look’ sexy however. And this shot type appealed to men as much as it did women, I mean, come on, a REAL woman likes to look sexy to her husband, and the 50’s were ALL about the “All American girl next door” being a wife and having a great life in your little white house and a picket fence, and your sexy wife. Thats how it was.
The 60’s through the 80’s turned to PLAYBOY- ich. Pin up art leaves more to the imagination, but this is reminisce of that time frame:
NOW: Case Closed, NUF SED.
Caio! NO COMPARISON!