Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Earl Steffa Moran Pin-ups and more

"The Spanish Girl" by Earl Steffa Moran (Marilyn Monroe was the model)
Marilyn Monroe posing for artist
Earl Steffa Moran standing in front of his "Spanish Girl", pastel on illustration board
The Grapefruit Moon Gallery website has a lot of original, vintage illustrative drawings and paintings for sale. They also have a history of the artists and their work, including photos, which is utterly fascinating.
Marilyn Monroe visited artist Earl Steffa Moran in 1949 with dreams of being one of his pin-up calendar girls and he ended up doing a series of her. "This pastel was commissioned calendar Art for Brown & Bigelow and was originally titled CONSENTIDA and marketed to a Latin audience initially."
For original Pin-up, Glamour, Advertising, and Cover Art from the Grand Age of American Illustration (and more) visit:

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