Earle K. Bergey (1901 - 1952) was an American illustrations of pin-ups art,
comic books covers art, pulp-fiction books cover art and glamour art.
Today Bergey is best remembered for his very distinctive
and influential science fiction pulp cover paintings.
During the 1940s, Bergey painted covers for science fiction magazines,
including Standard Publishers' Strange Stories and Captain Future,
and later for Fantastic Story Magazine, Planet Stories and others.
His illustrations of women in space helmets and bikinis or skin-tight outfits served as an inspiration for Princess Leia's slave-girl outfit in Return of the Jedi.
These covers, usually featured a woman being menaced by a Bug Eyed Monster or robot not alwasy very far there is an astronaut or other heroic type to come to her assistance.