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Hilda, the Full-Figured Pin-Up

Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s.

“She’s a creation out of my head. I had various models over the years, but some of my best Hilda paintings I’ve ever done were done without a model,” veteran artist Duane told the online pin-up gallery Toil.

Despite being one of history’s longest running calendar queens alongside the likes of Marilyn Monroe, even the most dedicated vintage enthusiasts probably won’t have come across Hilda before.

For more Hilda paintings click here.

Random Art

Artist Betsy VanDeusen re-imagines a retro pinup featuring Princess “Slave” Leia.

retro pinup princess leia_betsy vandeusen

Pin-Up Art

Just found one more, and had to include it.

sin is a redhead

Pin-Up Art

Gil Elvgren’s “American Beauties”

"Skirting The Issue" ~1956

“Skirting The Issue” ~1956

Pin-Up Art

Rolf Armstrong’s “Bathing Beauty in Sun Hat” ~late 1930s-40s

Rolf Armstrong_Bathing Beauty in Sun Hat_late 1930s-40s

Pin-Up Art

Olivia de Berardinis’ take on Dita von Teese. Probably inspired by that Erotica show.

Olivia-de-Berardinis-Dita-von-Teese

Pin-Up Art

Gil Elvgren’s “American Beauties”

1952

1952

Pin-Up Art

Playboy pin-up illustration by Olivia De Beradinis.

Sandra Taylor in "Spontaneous Combustion Relit"

Sandra Taylor in “Spontaneous Combustion Relit”

Pin-Up Art

Gil Elvgren’s “American Beauties”

"Up in the Air (Whooooooosh)" ~1965

“Up in the Air (Whooooooosh)” ~1965

Pin-Up Art

By Olivia De Beradinis.

Bettie Page ~1991

Bettie Page ~1991

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