Groundbreaking Pin-Up Photographer Bunny Yeager Has Died

Pin-up photographer and former model Bunny Yeager – who was best known for her Playboy centerfold of Bettie Page – died this weekend. She was 85. » 5/27/14 5:00pm 5/27/14 5:00pm

Why Ladies Like Pin-ups Too

Pin-up art generally has a better rep than straight-up porn, but it's definitely supposed to be titillating. So is this a lady-friendly art form, or just another way for guys to drool over chicks? » 2/14/12 3:45pm 2/14/12 3:45pm

'Men-Ups' Are So Much More Than Just Men Posing Like Pin-Ups

Rion Sabean is a 26-year-old photography student who has started a series of "Men-Ups," in which men who embody what society considers to be manly — bearded, blue collar types —are shot in poses usually reserved for ultra-feminine pin-up girls. The result is not only funny but thought-provoking, and we asked Rion to… » 10/05/11 5:35pm 10/05/11 5:35pm

Even Classic Pin-Ups Were Retouched

Buzzfeed calls our attention to this gallery of before-and-after images of vintage pin-up ladies — proving women have been retouched in photos, paintings, and advertisements long before Photoshop came into our lives. In this era, artists were "fixing" imperfections on their models with an actual paintbrush. » 4/07/11 6:40pm 4/07/11 6:40pm

Miss TSA Calendar Features The Hot Pinup Of The Moment

These images (of unknown origin) are apparently real X-rays. The "calendar" isn't just a way to capitalize on concerns about the new TSA scanners. Without actual flesh, there's that much less to Photoshop. Update: Origin found! Clever repurposing. » 11/29/10 4:53pm 11/29/10 4:53pm

How Your Playboy Centerfold Sausage Is Made [NSFW]

It's not enough to make the cut to be a Playboy centerfold. Your nipples also have to be the right sort of pointy. Your butt has to have a "better curve." Enter Photoshop. Here, a rare view into the process. » 11/19/10 2:29pm 11/19/10 2:29pm

Robert Downey Jr. Makes A Lovely Pin-Up Girl

Head to the Pinup RDJ tumblr for dozens of these images. The creator explains, "Vintage pinups are the pinnacle of art. Robert Downey Jr. is the pinnacle of sexy. It's not rocket science." Actually, that still makes no sense. » 8/19/10 4:14pm 8/19/10 4:14pm

R.I.P. Pamela Green

Pamela Green, postwar pinup and first woman to appear nude in British film, has died at 81. In 1964, Green's films were charged with corrupting a schoolboy who declared, "I cannot tell a lie...I am a ruined boy forever." [TimesUK] » 5/26/10 6:20pm 5/26/10 6:20pm

When Bettie Page Met The FBI

Weird Elvis-'n-Nixon-style fun-fact: In an attempt to learn more about the bondage-photography scene, in 1957 J. Edgar Hoover (of course) had his spook contact the queen of pin-up herself. Bettie Page was more than accommodating! [TSG] » 4/12/10 5:30pm 4/12/10 5:30pm

Reality TV Can't Fix Playboy's Inertia

"It is a guys' world, definitely," says one of two female photographers competing on Playboy Shootout, a new reality show from the magazine. "I love that kind of challenge." But a woman's presence doesn't change the formula whatsoever. » 4/07/10 2:40pm 4/07/10 2:40pm

You, Madam, Are No Bettie Page

As a few articles from the weekend prove, women who fancy themselves "Modern Pin-Ups" often ignore the realities of the 1950s. (But, yes, the hair was great!) » 4/27/09 4:00pm 4/27/09 4:00pm

What Was It About Bettie Page?

There are models, and then there was Bettie Page. What was it about the smiling girl with the pageboy that so captured the pop culture imagination? As the following pictures (some NSFW) show, a lot. » 12/12/08 2:00pm 12/12/08 2:00pm

Pinup Girl, Pop Culture Icon Bettie Page Dead At 85

Bettie Page, the iconic pinup and cult figure, died yesterday in Los Angeles, at the age of 85. She suffered a heart attack last week and had been in a coma ever since. » 12/12/08 10:00am 12/12/08 10:00am

Pulp Fiction

We were recently introduced to the concept of " Good Girl Art, » 11/20/08 6:45pm 11/20/08 6:45pm" which refers to the ladies represented on a certain segment of mid-century pulp paperbacks. Writer Richard Lupoff defines GGA as "a cover illustration depicting an attractive young woman, usually in skimpy or form-fitting clothing, and designed for (mild…