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Elmer Batters: from the tip of the toes to the top of the hose. When I first read the title of this book I thought “awesome, I love thigh highs!” A lot of my pinup work revolves around retro or vintage lingerie and thigh highs are an essential part of that. Heck I’ve seen pinups of a woman wearing a bathing suit with thigh highs, which is seriously pushing the idea that they go with everything, but if you can’t do that with pinup where can you do it? Unfortunately I completely misread the subtext of the sub title. This book is foremost for folks into feet and that is really not my thing. Still there some solid classic pinup work buried amongst the foot fetish stuff. The book has a lot of nudity in it. I became familiar with Batters’ work trough sifting through listing of vintage pinup negatives negatives on eBay. I was a little surprised by how much this tome leans on nekkidness. Nudity is represented more in this book than the overall picture I formed of Batters’ imagery. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I still like it; not a total loss by any means. At the same time it’s not entirely what I was expecting perhaps due in part to my own tunnel vision with respect to what I like in pinup and what I enjoyed about Batters’ work. If you’re into feet and stockings, this is your jam!