Synopses & Reviews
A lavishly illustrated scrapbook of World War II pin-up memorabilia, For The Boys showcases the morale-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 cones and bomber jackets fashioned by talented GI artists, as well as many of the original source images by Art Frahm, Early MacPherson, Gil Elvgren, and other pin-up greats are signposts on this sexy sentimental journey. Celebrity depictions including Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth fill the pages of this book that boasts over 550 color photographs.
A lavishly illustrated scrapbook of World War II pin-up memorabilia, "For the Boys" showcases pin-up calendars, postcards, cartoons, matchbooks, and playing cards that were sent from the home front to boost morale. The lively text chronicles the story of the pin-up girl in World War II, from such Hollywood movie goddesses as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth to the fabulous dream girls of calendar artists like Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. Join us on this sexy, sentimental journey.
About the Author
Max Allan Collins is the award-winning author of Elvgren: His Life & Art, and the best-selling novels Saving Private Ryan and Air Force One.