I bet you never heard of Fritz Willis

Unless.. you like Pin-up Girls.
In the era of Katherine Hepburn, 1930’s black and white movies, Warner Bros hired Franz Willis to be their production-design and publicity artist.
In 1946, Esquire announced an important new feature entitled the Esquire Gallery of Glamour & the magazine selected Fritz Willis to supply the inaugural illustration – it was his first published pin-up, and it launched a spectacular thirty-year career.

Willis’ work was usually executed in oils on a canvas placed over illustration board; some of his magazine illustrations and pinups of the late 1940s were painted in gouache on board. Most images were about 18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61 cm), but the major pieces could be larger.

“It`s not about seducing men, it”s about embracing womanhood”

“I love to swim in the nude and roam around the house in the nude. You’re just as free as a bird!”

Famous Pin-up Girls

Here are stunning pin up girls to choose from: Ava Gardner, Marie MacDonald, Jayne Mansfield , Betty Bromser,Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, Kim Novak,Diana Dors, Jane Russel, Betty Gable and of course the beautiful Marilyn Monroe.

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