Cannery Casino’s Top Famous Pinups of all time!

4C11891EEB21043489633A3572B9B2A4loungeCannery Casino is an adorable hotel and casino located in Las Vegas we wish we had visited while I was there just a week ago. This classic casino couldn’t be more perfect for a pin-up gal like myself because they embrace the best eras in history, the 40s-60s. They even have a bar called Pin-ups that pays tribute to post World War II pin-up girls! The Cannery and Eastside Cannery Casinos proudly salute the united spirit and classic style of the golden era by associating the classic pin-up girl into its brand. You can just tell this is an awesome place to visit just by the neon sign located at the entrance. In addition to its historical significance, the classic sexy image reflects their commitment to providing a fun and entertaining experience for all of their guests. I can’t wait to be a guest come December so I can experience it for myself. Until then..I decided to check out their blog, The Reporter, where I discovered a pretty interesting post about the top ten pin-up’s of all time. I fell in love with it and just had to share it with you all. The Cannery Casino pays tribute to the late greats like Betty Grable, Bettie Page, Jane Russell, Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, and more. I had no idea that Betty Grable insured her legs for $1,000,000 or that early pinup artist, Zoe Mozert, painted herself while posing in the mirror. I also had no idea that Veronica lake was only 4 feet tall! I was blown away and learned so much from this post and hope you all can enjoy it as much as I did. ❤

“While the origin of the “pin up” girl dates to the 19th century, this quintessential American icon flourished during the 1940’s. 

Specifically, the pin-up became omnipresent during World War II when photos of leggy Betty Grable, seductive Rita Hayworth, “sweater girl” Lana Turner and many other stunning movie stars graced the footlocker of many GI’s, sailors and marines to lift spirits and remind the servicemen “what they were fighting for.” 

Very quickly, the image evolved into an illustrated form and was used as provocative and morale-boosting art on B-17’s and other aircraft in Europe and the Pacific. The pin-up was also ubiquitous in calendars and many forms of advertising – all depicting young shapely women in relatively innocent but captivating poses. 

Meanwhile, on the home front, various new seafood-processing plants called canneries were gaining in popularity. Mothers brought their families to these new operations for economical dining and to socialize with others waiting for their men to return.

And this is how the name Cannery Casino came about..”

Check out their post about the top ten pin-up’s of all time below!

Top 10 Famous Pin-Ups of All Time

Check out the Cannery Casino when you visit Vegas!

5 Comments on “Cannery Casino’s Top Famous Pinups of all time!

  1. Regarding the “Vargas Girl”.

    I do love his work, however my beef with the “Vargas Girl” brand is that it’s “borrowed” from George Petty’s iconic pioneering pinup style. Part of that was due to him replacing Petty’s monthly centerfolds when Petty left for bigger advertising gigs. However if you examine pre- Esquire Vargas, it looks nothing like George’s work, yet more people are familiar with the “petty styled” Vargas brand.

    Petty was born in the 1890s and started his pinup style as far back as 1926 when there were only and handful of artists creating the foundations of what was later to be called “Pinup”.

    Not only did George Petty pioneer the concept of the “Centerfold art”,
    his work was so seminal, so groundbreaking, and so widespread, that tens of millions of calendars, magazine centerfolds, advertisements, posters, billboards and all sorts of speciality products such as Petty-Girl hosiery, stockings, “Hi-ball glasses were made of his work. He design swimsuits for Jantzen. Heck, he was such a national celebrity, a Hollywood motion picture were made after him .

    So I ask myself, “if this artist was so influential, so foundational to pinup, why is this another case of the imitator getting more accolades than the originator?”

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