Tuesday, March 31, 2009

1950's Cheesecake

A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass produced pictures see wide appeal as pop culture. The term "cheesecake" is synonymous with pin-up photo.

The earliest documented print usage of this sense of cheesecake is in 1934, predating pin-up. Probably used originally in the phrase (said of a pretty woman) "better than cheesecake.

LINK: All photographs are from LIFE MAGAZINE and dated May 5, 1950. Photographed by Edward Clark.


Keith said...

These photos are great. I love these girls. I could look at pictures like this for hours on end.

PIGNOUF said...

:)...Great photos !

Major Pepperidge said...

I love these photos, sexy without being over-the-top. Cupid Gal is my favorite!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Great minds think alike Major.

Thank you Keith & Pignouf.