During the long, lonely days of World War II, sweet and sexy beauties did their part for America by posing in sassy--and often humorous--pin-up calendars. These calendar girls, as they came to be known, motivated servicemen worldwide, reminding them of the sweet-smelling safe haven of home. When the men came home after the war, the demand for these calendars continued to grow well into the 1950s. Artists transformed simple, girl-next-door darlings into alluring icons, and painted them with scenic backgrounds depicting life in post-war America. With more than 600 full-color images, CALENDAR GIRL is a titillating tribute to these sumptuous centerfolds of yesteryear, to the artists who rendered them, and to the veterans who remember them.Collins, Max Allan is the author of 'Calendar Girl Sweet & Sexy Pin-Ups of the Postwar Era', published 2003 under ISBN 9781888054781 and ISBN 1888054786.