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    Gillette Elvgren (1914-1980) Original Pin-up Art (c.1948-1949).
    The Honeymoon's Over, appeared as "May" in the 1951 calendar published by Brown & Bigelow Calendar Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    In 1948, Brown & Bigelow and Republic Pictures held a nationwide Calendar Girl Contest. (The regional-level contests were held simultaneously with the release of "Calendar Girl," a Republic picture.)
    Our consignor, as newly proclaimed "Miss Calendar Girl of America," won this original oil painting of herself by a world-famous artist (Gillette Elvgren), $250 in cash, and all-expense paid trip to the home of Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota, where Elvgren took dozens of photographs from which to paint her portrait. She was chosen from thousands of entries from all over the country by a group of world famous Brown & Bigelow artists, which included Elvgren, Rolf Armstrong, Zoe Mozert, and K. O. Munson.
    Our consignor retained possession of this painting since receiving it as part of her prize-winnings, until selecting Heritage to offer it at auction.
    Oil on canvas, approximately 30 x 24. Signed lower right.
    A copy of the published calendar is included, as well as copies of documentation regarding winning the contest.

    keywords: illustrator, illustration, beauty, glamour, gga, Sundblom studio artist, clock, rolling pin


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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