Girls--The Illustrated Encyclopedia"
by Steve Sullivan
St. Martin's Griffin, 1999
If you've spent any time surfing this site, you
know that Steve Sullivan is the man to go to when talking
about glamour gals, past and present. Not only does he get great pictures
from these women, but he gets detailed histories and appearances. He two
other books, "Va Va Voom" and
"Bombshells" and his website
"Glamour Girls Then And Now"
are a must for fan of the pin-up. "Glamour Girls--The Illustrated
Encyclopedia" takes a different approach to these pin-up queens.
Instead of in-depth features, Sullivan does the seemly impossible
and rates the top 1000 all-time glamour queens. On top of that, he adds
hundreds of more women who didn't make the 1000 cut. It almost boggles
the mind that he even attempted such a feat, but he did and it's amazing.
Not only does he rate these women, but includes a quick bio on all and
includes some amazing photos of these women. If you ever has a question
on a women you've seen in a men's magazine--this is the go-to book to find
more. By now, I'm sure you're wondering who he thinks the top ten glamour
girls are. Well, here's the list:
1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Raquel Welch
3. Jayne Mansfield
4. Brigitte Bardot
5. Rita Hayworth
6. Bettie Page
7. Sophia Loren
8. Jean Harlow
9. June Wilkinson
10. Cindy Crawford
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