Anyone who is a fan of pin up paintings will recognize the incredible artwork of American pin up artist Gil Elvgren. His iconic pictures feature curvy 1950s women in the most awkward and provocative situations. Before this side-by-side collection of the paintings and real women models who served as inspiration, it was thought that Gil’s works were just figments of his imagination. 

So far you have seen the paintings only, but today we are going to show you the real women behind those famous 50s pin up paintings.

~ From an article published on the web at The Photomag - Photography Magazine

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