Monday, May 12, 2008

Al Moore's 1950 Esquire Calendar Girl Pin-Ups

From the ever-lovin' ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive.
Esquire magazine was one of the top publications of its time. It was to the first half of the 20th century what Playboy was to the last half. The pinups of George Petty and Alberto Vargas made the magazine famous. Al Moore painted the Esquire girls and the annual calendar in the late 40s and early 50s. I'm sorry to say, I don't know much about him. His fame has been eclipsed by his predecessors. But his wide eyed blondes have a lot of charm. Here are a couple of fold-outs from the pages of Esquire and the 1950 Esquire calendar...

Esquire Calendar Girls