Co-written by his son, this book tells the life story of pin-up master Gil Elvgren and reproduces over 120 of his pin-up illustrations. A particular highlight of this book is that it also reproduces over 200 of the photos taken by Elvgren of his models posing, often juxtaposing the reference photo and the finished painting.
From the publisher:
Gil Elvgren has been called the "Norman Rockwell of cheesecake". For several generations, his lush images of gorgeous women appeared on the walls of barber shops, barracks, saloons, garages, and frat houses -- anywhere that men gathered to work or play. Co-authored by the artist's son, this fun book brims with anecdotes, art history, and photographs of Elvgren models posing next to finished advertisements or calendars. It's a book for art lovers and fans of "risque" pinup art alike.