The Pin-Up Girl
The Pin-Up Girl is an American icon that hit its heyday in the 1940s as part cheering squad, part good luck charm to troops fighting in World War II. Epitomizing wholesome, healthy, lusciously lovely girls next door, these images were pinned up in barracks, painted on jets and bombers and tucked lovingly into uniform pockets. Yet pin-ups stood for more than sweethearts back home. They represented proud, confident and liberated women who owned their individuality and reveled in it. Every turn of a shoulder and flip of a lock was a sassy kick in the face of tradition. Some things never change.