The Doctor Said I Needed Glasses

Earl Moran created this iconic published pin-up pastel for Brown and Bigelow's 1946 calendar line.  It was published with the title "The Doctor Said I Needed Glasses". The image shows a pretty blonde, enjoying a libation in a cordial glass, her inviting smile and legs on full display. This fresh-to-the-market original pastel is in a […]

Artist: Earl Moran
Price: $21,000.00 $16,800.00

Art Deco Woman with Grapes

  This is a 1930s signed, Art Deco watercolor painting on illustration board by the listed artist George Le Duc. It depicts a fashionable stylized woman with grapes on her way to the bacchanal. The painting has been silk matted and handsomely framed under glass and is ready to enjoy.          

Artist: Georges Le Duc
Price: $950.00 $760.00

You'd Be Surprised

The story behind this original art deco pin up pastel by Rolf Armstrong provides a window into the artist's biography and the inner workings of the illustration business during the Great Depression.  The work originally appeared as a Brown & Bigelow calendar with the title You'd Be Surprised. Like several other of Armstrong's surviving pastel […]

Artist: Rolf Armstrong
Price: $18,500.00  $14,800.00

California Spanish Girl

This rare, original mixed medium painting by Henry Clive graced the cover of the February 15, 1942 edition of William Randolph Hearst's The American Weekly. Clive often played with serialized themes in his work for the magazine, and this Spanish Mission inspired image was from a series entitled "Maid In America." The image on the […]

Artist: Henry Clive
Price: $13,500.00 $10,800.00

Harum-Scarum (modeled by Marilyn Monroe)

Earl Moran's Harum-Scarum Grapefruit Moon Gallery is delighted to offer Harum-Scarum, an original 1948 pastel created for the Brown & Bigelow calendar company.  The image features a colorful cheesecake pin-up take on a classically inspired harem girl. The model for this artwork was a young Marilyn Monroe, who worked frequently with Earl Moran during her […]

Artist: Earl Moran
Price: $25,000.00 $20,000.00

Art Deco Blonde in Black Satin

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Pin Up Painting This original oil on canvas painting dates to the mid 1930s and features a Hollywood Regency styled image inspired by Ginger Rogers in black satin. The painting is unsigned and appears to be a published pin-up calendar illustration. Our hunch is that the artist is Edward D'Ancona, but […]

Artist: American Artist
Price: $3,500.00 $2,800.00

A Vision In Red

This is a classic example of vintage American pin up art, featuring a brunette in fashionable red ensemble with heart shaped hat. The model wears a classic cheesecake "ooh" face. Signed lower right by the artist Hagan. This is just darling, housed in the simple original wood frame.

Artist: Hagan
Price: $1,500.00 $1,200.00

Big Eye Girl In Paris

This big eye brunette seen standing in front of an urban window is signed by the artist "Roff of Paris" and dates to 1961. It offers a compelling view of a stylish albeit blue lady who towers above the quiet streets of France. This is from the era of the Big Eye girl paintings by […]

Artist: Roff Of Paris
Price: $1,950.00 $1,560.00

Worth Wading For

      This fabulous original Film Fun cover painting by Enoch Bolles appeared on their September 1933 edition with the title Worth Wading For. In an effort to make the most of the end of summer, a flirty modernist red-headed bathing beauty flapper girl dares the cold water as she embarks on her first […]

Artist: Enoch Bolles
Price: $45,000.00 $36,000.00

Fisherman's Luck

Earl Moran created this coquettish and sassy pin-up pastel for Brown and Bigelow's 1941 calendar line.  It was published with the title Fishermans's Luck. The image shows an outdoorsy redhead beauty fly fishing wading into the water, legs on full display. This fresh-to-the-market original pastel is in a pristine state of conservation and retains the […]

Artist: Earl Moran
Price: $19,500.00 $15,600.00

The White Tower

    This is an exciting, fresh-to-the-market paperback book cover illustration by Al Schmidt for the 1952 Cardinal Complete Book Edition of The White Tower by James Ramsey Ullman. The text slug on the paperback reads, "Five men and one woman gazed upward at Weissturm - The White Tower - hypnotized by the beckoning shadows […]

Artist: Al Schmidt
Price: $2,500.00 $2,000.00

Meeting At A Diner

This vintage illustration features a disheveled Jimmy Stewart type in rumpled raincoat and hat, being side-eyed with disdain. The other fellow appears to be wearing last night's tuxedo, if the stack of pancakes is any indication. Since we have yet identified the use or artist of this piece, we can't do more than speculate on […]

Artist: American Artist
Price: $950.00 $760.00
 

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