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Monday, June 26, 2006

  Monday Morning Mirth  

I’m thinking if one went back in history far enough, one would probably find a Pin-up Girl on a cave wall. Whether it’s B.C. or P.C. is not the question but what IS our fascination with the Girl?

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Back in the Day when the Pin-up ruled Supreme, one would often see her painted as aircraft nose-art, sitting on a Bomb intended for some other Tom, Dick or Charley…

Today’s Pin-up blithely rides a Spray Paint Can…

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I shot these Can-Do Girls about 9 miles directly south of my house, in the Englewood neighborhood, under the tracks at 58th & Justine.


8 Responses to “Monday, June 26, 2006”

  1. Karen B. says:

    Those are actually quite well done. I hope the City doesn’t come through with the graffiti blasters and wipe them away.

  2. Chris says:

    Wow, someone is seriously talented with the spray paint…

  3. Laura K. says:

    I love it–Englewood was Mom and Dad’s old neighborhood “back in the day”. And this pin up girl has got some real (and realistic) curves!

  4. Teresa says:

    I don’t know the exact reason for the fascination, but what I always like about pin-up girls is that they look more like ‘real’ women-all curvy and soft. Don’t know if that is PC, but I would rather look at these ladies then some of the pics of certain ladies in Hollywood right now.

  5. beverly says:

    Cool pinups! I have a not-so-secret desire to have a “Needles and Grrls” pinup calender made…I want to be February…I want to be a pinup girl. There. I said it.

  6. leslie says:

    The “Pin up Girls” are fantastic. I really enjoyed your photos of them in particular. I liked the dapped lighting, it gives them even more depth. I remember the Vargas girls, giving away my age a bit. Who ever made the comment about curvey, is right, it’s the way us girls should be!

    Thanks again for your eye!

  7. laughingrat says:

    I too have an ambivalent relationship with the Pin-Up Girl, but always manage to find them compelling. Somewhere I’ve got a Bettie Page button that was intended to go on an art quilt, years ago…

  8. rb says:

    You ever notice that when (straight) men draw women they have curves – look at the thighs on this babe! – but when (staight) women draw women – like for fashion sketches – they are practically stick figures?

 
 
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