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Miss Sylvania-Preliminary Drawing • Grapefruit Moon Gallery
This is a large preliminary charcoal drawing by Gil Elvgren that was an alternative suggestion for a mid-1950s speciality advertising calendar for Brown & Bigelow's exclusive "Miss Sylvania" line for Sylvania electric. The Miss Sylvania account adapted The Great American Pin-up to middle America's buttoned up sensibilities. Each year one of the calendar company's star …