A new book commissioned by Christopher Napolitano of Playboy, "Hollywood Pin-ups" by Timothy White, captures contemporary beauties in 1940s style pin-up poses.

The genre of the pin-up was originally begun by Peruvian artist, Alberto Vargas’ whose infamous paintings for Esquire captured the beauty of the female form, but in a tasteful way, so much so that their images were painted on US Air Force Planes.

White’s book showcases such icons as Cindy Crawford, Susan Sarandon, Kate Hudson, Christie Brinkly, Vendela and Vanessa Williams, all in tasteful (disrobed) poses that hark back to an era gone by. It also includes younger Hollywood beauties like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in pin-up girl fashion.