Icons that come to mind when the word, pin up is mentioned is Bettie Page and Betty Grable and a bevy of stars from the silver screen.
|Bettie Page & Betty Grable|
As much as i like these iconic women, they are not my point of interest today. Being that the popular pinups, from yesteryears were far less diverse due to so many issues that we all know to well about, I'd love to dedicate this post to the "forgotten", unsung lesser known black pin up models that rocked that era. Thanks to African American photographers, Howard Morehead, and Cass Carr (who also one the first photographers responsible for Bettie Page) who revolutionized the pin up industry and show cased African American women.
And to think this was once thought of black models
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source/photos: Jim Linderman