The creation of a sexy witch – model, Dusty Anderson – artist, Gil Elvgren

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  1. October 29, 2013

    A sexy witch beats an old fat witch with a wart on her nose any day of the week.

    • November 2, 2013

      Didn’t get a single witch this Halloween… They must have fallen out of fashion!

  2. beautycalyptique
    October 29, 2013

    awesome and very much in time. boo! 😀

    oh and I’d like to say: the model had the hardest job.
    sitting on a bar stool like that looking careless is an arduous task indeed.
    I had a few pro photoshoots for my business portraits, nothing THAT fancy, but if you work with fashion photographers, they let you sit in a pose that’s stunningly elegant for the beholder yet actually model yoga… for advanced students!

    • November 2, 2013

      My sister is a painter and she used to try to get me to sit still so she could draw me and I would always take off running in the opposite direction.
      Model yoga I cannot even begin to comprehend!

  3. October 29, 2013

    Witty picture.

    • November 2, 2013

      Witty, wily and winsome 😉 .

  4. October 29, 2013

    Dearest V
    Heaven forefend! That bodice is a miracle of the scaffolders’ art!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • November 2, 2013

      I can’t help but wondering what happens to your lungs and stomach when toting around that kind of scaffolding…

  5. October 30, 2013

    Eye-popping Halloween Candy 😉

    • November 2, 2013

      My guess is that it’s from the early nineteen-fifties?

  6. October 31, 2013

    So glad that the poster version shows black pumps! lol

    • November 2, 2013

      Much better than white high heeled sandals!

  7. November 3, 2013

    Why is the broom in the painting supported on wires?

    • November 3, 2013

      It was calendar art for a company named Brown & Bigelow, they specialized in pin-up art and were based in Chicago (I think). Instead of depicting a “witch” it represented a kittenish model dressed up (or barely dressed) for Halloween. The painting is called Riding High and the model is Marilyn Hanold (I misidentified her as Dusty Anderson!)

  8. unclerave
    October 21, 2014

    Love that old pin-up art! — YUR

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