A beautifully presented, two-volume collection, uniquely chronicling the story and history of the most recognisable aircraft of World War II and the pin-up girls whose images graced these legendary warbirds. Flying into combat with our boys, inspiring and providing our U.S. soldiers with sweetly seductive reminders of home, these pin-ups are a reminder of the All-American good life GIs were fighting for. For the first time, Michael Malak has merged classic 1940s style Hollywood photographs in black and white and sepia recreations for the vintage-minded, as well as full-colour HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs for the modern art lover. This book takes the viewer through the history of these magnificent warbirds and the role they played in World War II, and provides detailed, factual information about each of them courtesy of the Yanks Air Museum, home of these exquisite warbirds. Several world renowned pin-up artists of today, such as Greg Hildebrandt, have contributed their time and talent to take part in this project, providing original artwork for "Wings of Angels" in the tradition of legendary pin-up artists Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas. This is a limited edition boxed set of volumes 1 and 2, featuring both books in a handsome slipcase; perfect for the dedicated collector or as a gift.
Michael Malak is a well known professional photographer and artist, specializing in 1940s style Hollywood glamour photography and WWII pinup photographic recreations. Michael currently resides in Southern California with his family.