Lil' Blonde Darling: The Girls of Edward Runci! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lil' Blonde Darling: The Girls of Edward Runci!

Blonde Beauty Icons The Girls of Edward Runci

I have been obsessed with the pin-up artwork of Edward Runci since I discovered him in the mid-90's. He was an extraordinary but unfortunately little-known master of pin-ups in oil, who's talents were on par with genre legends like Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren. Born in Italy in 1921, Runci was working as a "portrait artist to the stars" in Hollywood when he was approached by a calendar company to paint pin-ups in the late 40's. His girls are usually voluptuous, blonde Marilyn Monroe-esque types with too much blush and lots of lipgloss. I have a large collection of his work, most of which hangs in my boudoir. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Wish You Were Here 1947

A Surprising Figure 1949

Radiant Beauty 1949

Sprig Soda Campaign 

Scenic Shorelines 1950

Loves Me, Loves Me Not 1952
Showgirl Spectacular 1953

Orange Soda Campaign

Eyecatcher 1955

Record Catch 1956

Orange Soda Campaign

Prom Glamour!

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