For the Boys: The Racy Pin-Ups of World War IIby Max Allan Collins
In For the Boys, pin-up expert and writer, Max Allan Collins, pursues his interests in this special genre that germinated as he co-authored Elgren: His Life & Art. This volume chronicles the story and influence of the pin-up girl in WWII. Hollywood movie goddesses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, the fabulous dream girls of calendar/i>/b>/i>
In For the Boys, pin-up expert and writer, Max Allan Collins, pursues his interests in this special genre that germinated as he co-authored Elgren: His Life & Art. This volume chronicles the story and influence of the pin-up girl in WWII. Hollywood movie goddesses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth, the fabulous dream girls of calendar artists like George Petty and Alberto Vargas, and the cartoon cuties of Al Capp and Milton Caniff inspired U.S. fighting men and provided them with sweetly seductive reminders of home.
A lavishly illustrated scrapbook of World War II pin-up memorabilia, For the Boys showcases the moral-boosting pin-up calendars, postcards, cartoons, matchbooks, and playing cards that sweethearts, wives, and relatives sent from the home front to their men in the armed forces. In addition, the nose cosnes and bomber jackets fashioned by talented GI artistsas well as many if the original source images by Art Frahm, Earl MacPherson, Gil Elvgren, and other pin-up greatsare signposts on this sexy sentimental journey.
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Meet the Author
Max Allan Collins’ credits include film criticism, short fiction, songwriting, trading-card sets, and movie/TV tie-in novels, including Air Force One, In the Line of Fire, and the bestselling Saving Private Ryan. His nonfiction work includes The History of Mystery (2001, Collectors Press) and Elvgren: His Life & Art (1998, Collectors Press).
Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins, sometimes collaborating under the name “Barbara Allan.”
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Absolutely a wonderful book for a coffee table. Having a bunch of friends that are also lovers of pin up girls, they love coming over to my house and looking through the book. The book tells the planes that carried the girls. My Father was in WWII and my brother in law was in Vietnam, so this gives me clues into what they may have seen.
Purchased it as a gift liked it so much I kept it for myself and had to buy again.