- Full Description
The pin-ups that won the war: Alberto Vargas took over Esquire magazine's monthly pin-up page in late 1940. By 1942, when the U.S. joined the war, he had more than a million ardent enlisted fans who carried his pin-ups in backpacks and duffel bags as reminders of the American girls they'd left behind.
When Esquire was charged with obscenity over a particularly spicy pin-up in 1943 the military stepped in to fight for The Varga Girl, declaring her necessary to maintain the morale of young fighting men. Today these wartime pin-ups are the most collectible of Vargas' work. Find them all in this pocket-sized delight, in year-by-year sections. With a fine illustrated introduction by Dian Hanson, which includes some wonderful period photos of the artist and his live models.
Vargas went on to wow an entirely new generation of males in Playboy Magazine beginning in the early 1960s, and his work became fine art when limited edition prints of his racy nudes were done in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Additional Information
Item Code LBVAR Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9783836520218 Adult Rating Mature Readers Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 5x7 # Pages 192pg Color Full Color