Hilda – Summer Pin-up

Hilda – the Lost Pinup Girl of the 1950s – Why Duane Bryers’ Leading Lady was So Special

by Marie Southard Ospina (Jan. 28, 2015) for Bustle.com

Hilda Eating Watermelon

Hilda Eating Watermelon by Pin-up Artist Duane Bryers

Hilda, Won’t You be My Valentine?

Hilda wants you as her Valentine

Meet Hilda, the creation of illustrator Duane Bryers and pin-up art’s best kept secret. Voluptuous in all the right places, a little clumsy but not at all shy about her figure, Hilda was one of the only atypical plus-sized pin-up queens to grace the pages of American calendars from the 1950s up until the early 1980s, and achieved moderate notoriety in the 1960s.