Merlin Enabnit and pin up girls
Pin-up artist Merlin Enabnit posing with some of his real-life models to promote his series of pin-ups featuring in The Sketch magazine in 1940. An American artist, Merlin, used the new air-brush technique to paint extremely curvaceous and pneumatic girls. His pin-up series in The Sketch was followed by the Lovelies of David Wright. The editorial accompanying this piece compares the pin-ups of Merlin with those by Raphael Kirchner published in The Sketch during World War I. Date: 1940
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
No, Colonel, You've got the wrong number by Merlin Enabnit
Back view of a dark-haired pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979). She is wearing a transparent pink and blue dress and speaking on a red telephone. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist. He produced 24 pin up illustrations for The Sketch during the 1940s.
© Estate of Merlin Enabnit/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
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