You can really start to see the early 1950’s “Tiki Craze” starting to set in.

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I found this amazing Al Moore pin-up girl calendar from Esquire Magazine on the ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive.  The fine folks over at Esquire should hire some new artists and bring these calendars back!

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I love these great 1940’s – 1960’s paintings by pin-up artist Gil Elvgren. They are from the Taschen book, “Gil Elvgren – The Complete Pin-Ups”

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