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Petty: The Classic Pin-Up Art of George Petty

Austin, Reid Stewart;Petty, George

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ISBN 10: 0517201151 / ISBN 13: 9780517201152
Published by Random House Value Pub, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Petty: The Classic Pin-Up Art of George ...

Publisher: Random House Value Pub, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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This exclusive collection features rare images of the legendary George Petty's pin-up art from ESQUIRE centerfolds, pin-up calendars, full-color ads, and many original airbrush paintings. The informative biographical text highlights the artist's life and work. Includes a Foreword by Hugh Hefner and an essay by the artist's daughter and model.


Even if you've never heard of George Petty, you're sure to recognize the airbrushed profile of the Petty Girl. She was the face (and legs) of the 1930s, the pinup World War II soldiers languished over, even part of the reason for Esquire's early success. In this handsome portfolio of Petty's work, the Petty Girl shines in all her period glory, from Esquire centerfolds to hosiery ads to calendars. Reid Stewart Austin's accompanying biographical text illuminates Petty's battles with Esquire publisher David Smart, as well as his forays into Hollywood design and even merchandising. Petty's empire was a family business; his wife Jule helped think up ideas, and son George posed as the Petty Girl's date. Petty's main model, however, was his leggy daughter Marjorie, who contributes an introductory essay to this volume.

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