Just when our short-lived summer will seem like a long-lost memory, it seems we’ll be in for a treat. Three awesome pin-up books are set for release in October, and I can’t wait to see them.
On October 1st, get ready to be launched into the heavens with Wings of Angels: A Tribute to the Art of World War II Pinup & Aviation. Produced by the phenomenal Michael Malak, this two-volume collection will include 1940’s style Hollywood photographs in black and white and sepia recreations, as well as full color HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs. If you’re an aviation buff like me, you’ll also love the history and information tucked in about these warbirds and the role they played in World War II, as provided by the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. As a bonus, most of the lingerie used in the shots is from Secrets in Lace! And you all know what I think of them, right? 😉
I’ve been following Michael’s Facebook page chronicling the production of these books, and each picture I’ve seen so far has been stunning. Both volumes are available for pre-order separately on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com. For more information about Michael Malak and the Yanks Air Museum, please visit their websites at http://www.malakphotography.com/ and https://yanksair.com/.
Mid-way through the month on October 16th, another little darling will be coming our way from none other than… Little Darling! Since 2005, Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin has been helping to spread the word about the unnecessary euthanizing of healthy, happy pitbulls just because of the stereotypes against their breed. Through her organization, Pinups for Pitbulls, she has been using her experiences in modeling to produce amazing pin-up calendars featuring gorgeous models and their pitbull companions, as well as highlighting dogs that desperately need adoption or foster homes through her Facebook page and charity events.
This year, she is releasing a collection of some of the best photos from those calendars in a hardcover book. Along with those fantastic photos, the book will feature some never-before-seen shots, essays and testimonials from former pin-ups and volunteers, a complete history of the breed, tips for new rescue owners, and a homage to the dog who inspired it all—Carla Lou. Sadly, this one is not available on Amazon.ca, but you can pre-order it through Amazon.com, or directly through the organization’s website at http://pinupsforpitbulls.org/. And while you’re at it, you can pre-order the 2015 calendar too. Already got my name on the list. 😉
Do you have a favorite pin-up book or collection? Please send me a comment and I would love to share it with everyone.
Always with love,
The Canuck Pin-up