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>>>Bradshaw Crandell

Bradshaw Crandell (1896-1966) was one of the most famous “pretty girl artists” of his day. The astonishingly beautiful blonde is typical of Crandell’s ability to merge romance, glamour and sex appeal.

But Crandell rarely contributed a “pure” pin-up. His fame chiefly rests with his twelve years of cover girls (in the 1930s and ’40s) for Cosmopolitan, where he succeeded famed cover-girl specialist Harrison Fisher. He provided covers for numerous other prestigious magazines, including Redbook, Judge, Saturday Evening Post and The Ladies’ Home Journal. He also produced movie poster art for Twentieth Century Fox.

Occasionally he did a calendar or took an advertising assignment that fell more squarely in the realm of the pin-up, proving that had he wanted to go head to head with Petty, Vargas and the rest, he would have been high on every body’s final list.

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