Calendar Girls, Sex Goddesses, and Pin-Up Queens of the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s

Jon Ortner

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From one of the largest photographic pin-up collections in the world comes a stunning showcase of more than 350 commercial pin-up images, many never before seen, from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. Reproduced with meticulous attention to detail, the evocative images include some of the most alluring and spellbinding women of the 20th century. From playful "girls next door" to Marilyn Monroe’s first pin-up, this is a must-have for any collector and is a classic tribute to the legendary pin-up queen.

Size: 8" x 10" | 398 color images | 400 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357886

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Jon Ortner is an internationally acclaimed photographer and author, with six books in worldwide distribution. A modern master, he has spent the past thirty-five years exploring some of the most beautiful and remote places on earth, from the mystical, spiritual landscapes of the Himalaya and Southeast Asia, to the deeply eroded and vividly colored canyons of the American Southwest. His award-winning images and magazine stories have appeared in National Geographic, GEO, Architectural Digest, and Travel & Leisure, among others. He has produced a powerful body of work that includes his books Manhattan Dawn and Dusk (STC 1995), Where Every Breath Is a Prayer (STC 1996), Angkor (Abbeville 2002 ), Buddha (STC 2003), Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest (Welcome 2008 and Rizzoli 2016), and Peak of Perfection: Nude Portraits of Dancers, Athletes, and Gymnasts (Schiffer, 2015). A native New Yorker, Jon and his wife and business partner, Martha McGuire, live on the Hudson River in Yonkers, where they create books and travel the world together.