Women by Robert McGinnis

‘Robert McGinnis (born 1926)is known for his illustrations of over 1200 paperback book covers, and over 40 movie posters, including Breakfast at Tiffanys (his first film poster assignment), Barbarella, and several James Bond films.’

- Wikipedia

Thank you to The Painted Anvil

6 comments to Women by Robert McGinnis

  • Love these. Somehow looking glamourous in a way ‘glamour models’ just don’t!

  • These portraits are stunning. Mr. McGinnis had an amazing amount of talent.

  • ruby

    These used to grace the covers of my father’s paperback spy novels that were kept in the basement. At age 9 I thought they were impossibly sexy.

  • Mike Frazer

    Picture no. 5 looks like Christina Hendricks…

  • Guglielmo Alvise Speranza Keller

    It was back in the 30s that the woman’s ideal was no fat (except for improbable tits and ass), a gaunt face and no muscles except for the abs. How to attain this was a mistery nobody knew back then.

    Luckily we evolved from that inhuman ideal that forces half the human population in the western world to live in perennial diet and the desire of plastic surgery. Lucky us to live in such modern time!


  • HJD

    Hahaha! Guglielmo, you make a good point! Things really haven’t changed all that much, women are still objectified – probably because we (women) are still not sure whether we secretly want to be or not.

    Which has put us in the sticky situation we’re all in today – men are less forward because they’re scared we’ll be offended, but if a woman is too forward she is instantly branded as a slut! Sucks to be a woman!

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