Bruno Bernard escaped Nazi Germany to eventually become one of the top photographers of mid-century Hollywood. The Bernard of Hollywood Pinup Collection is amazing: just take a cursory glance at his slightly surreal, proto-ironic erotic shots - Jane Greer splayed out over water; Lili St. Cyr playing the mirror game with a swan; an early-60s, redheaded Jayne Mansfield looking like her daughter Mariska Hargitay as done by a drag queen - and suddenly every modern fashion photographer (cough, David LaChappelle) looks like a witless hack. That's Vampira above; she's just the tip of that iceberg.

[via Bibi's Box]
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