pin up before and after

1950?s Photoshoped Pin-Up Girls: Before And After

Maybe the older of us saw those Pin-Up Girls images in noses of bombers and the walls of soldiers barracks in the 1940?s and 50?s… Youngsters may have seen them at garage sales, family memory boxes or maybe at a museum exhibition. They feature the photographer’s artwork depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like.
Manipulating images from removing clothing, thinning a model’s frame, or giving her bigger hair or more makeup, is a practice that’s been around much longer than Photoshop. These before and afters of classic pin up illustrations from the 40s and 50s shows the original photographs next to the artist’s rendering of the “idealized” woman. Proving that certain things never change…

pin up before and after

pin up before and after
pin up before and after

 

Many famous actresses in early 20th century film were both drawn and photographed and put on posters to be sold for personal entertainment. Among the celebrities who were considered sex symbols, one of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II.

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