Vintage Photos of Patriotic July 4th Pinups


Nothing says the birth of the United States as an independent nation like vintage bathing beauties posing with oversized phalluses firecrackers. Happy July 4th, America! We’re celebrating with a slice of cheesecake from these historical hotties — including a few famous names like Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and Ava Gardner. These beachy pinups, adored by G.I.s during wartime, are sure to put you in a patriotic mood.

Ava Gardner – 1943

Jayne Mansfield – 1953

Carole Wells

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Debbie Reynolds

Ann Blyth

Jane Powell

Betty Compson

Leila Hyams

Cyd Charisse

Mae West

Martha Hyer

Piper Laurie – 1952

Mary Castle

Dorothy Arnold – 1939

Nancy Porter

Carole Wells

Anita Page – 1929