Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Pin-up Blog Does It Again

Hot Rod is very much an art form. It has to do with restoration of old vehicles, so it’s easy to see why the artists are usually male. And where there’s a male hub, there are always sexy ladies.

Gil Elvgren - Vintage Feminism and the Origin of the Hot Rod Pinup

It may have completely happened by mistake, but we can trace the traditional hot rod pinup way back to the early 50’s. When Elvgren took them out of the home and into the car. I love the few examples, where the Elvgren pinup is daintily, yet competently, handling the car, or the one, where she’s the competent driver.

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